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Amending the regulations on green certificates

In the Romanian Official Gazette, part I, no. 184 of 14th March 2014, it has been published the Law no. 23/2014 for approving the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 57/2013 on the amendment and addition to Law no. 220/2008 for establishing the promotion scheme to generate energy from renewable energy sources.

The Law approves, with amendments, the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 57 of 4th June 2013 on the amendment and addition to Law no. 220/2008 for establishing the promotion scheme to generate energy from renewable energy sources.

Main news:

The mandatory annual rates of electrical power produced from renewable energy sources which benefit from the scheme of promotion by means of green certificates for the 2010-2013 period, are the following: 2010 – 8,3%; 2011 – 10%; 2012 – 12%; 2013 – 14%.

As of 2014, the ANRE (The National Authority of Energy Regulatory) is monitoring the annual rates realized by the electrical power produced from renewable energy sources that benefit from scheme of promoting by means of green certificates and, depending on the degree of completion of the national objective and of the impact to final consumer, it estimates and publishes on its own site and then informs the Government until 30th June of the current year on the level of the mandatory annual rate of electrical power produced from renewable energy sources which benefit from the scheme of promoting by means of green certificates for the next year.

For the 2015-2020 period, the mandatory annual rate of electrical power produced from renewable energy sources which benefit from the scheme of promotion through green certificates, is established and it is approved through Government Decision, upon the proposal of the Energy Department, in term of 60 days as of its communication to ANRE.

By exception from these provisions, for 2014, the National Authority for Energy Regulatory calculates the rate of electrical power produced from renewable energy sources which benefit from the scheme of promotion by means of green certificates, it publishes it on its own site in maximum 3 days as of the date this law becomes effective, it informs the Government on its level and it is approved through Government decision, upon the proposal of the Energy Department, not later than 31st March 2014.

During 1st July 2013 – 31st March 2017, there will be a temporal postponement of the transaction of certain number of green certificates for every 1 MHh produced and delivered by the producers of electrical power from renewable energy sources, accredited by ANRE until 31th December 2013, as it follows:  A green certificate for new hydroelectric power plants, with powers installed up to 10 MW; a green certificate for electrical windmills; two green certificates for electrical solar plants.
The recovery of the green certificates postponed shall be made as of 1st April 2017 for the hydroelectric and solar plants, respectively as of 1st January 2018 for the electrical windmills, echeloned not later than 30th December 2020.

A percentage from the quantity of electrical power delivered to the final consumers is excepted from the application of the provisions of law, complying with the European regulations. The qualification conditions for the exception mechanism, as well as the excepted quantity, conditioned by the application of the annual programmes of increasing the energetic efficiency, shall be approved through Government Decision, after notifying them at the European Commission and obtaining from it a decision of authorization.

:: The source: JURIDICE.ro

Denis BORTIS

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