Draft Decision for approving the quota of electricity produced from renewable energy sources which  benefit from the system of promotion through green certificates for 2014

According to Law no. 23/2014 concerning the approval of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 57/2013  on the amendment and supplementation of Law no. 220/2008 for establishing the system of promotion  of producing electricity from renewable energy sources, the National Energy Regulatory Authority  (ANRE) will calculate for 2014 the quota of electricity produced from renewable energy sources  which benefit from the system of promotion through green certificates, such quota being subject to  approval by Government Decision.

According to the explanatory memorandum of the draft decision which mentions the data provided by  ANRE, the quota of electricity from renewable sources achieved in 2013 was 11.1% of the final gross  electricity consumption, when the minimum level regulated by Law no. 220/2008 was 14 %.

Based on ANRE’s estimates, for 2014 the amount of the annual compulsory quota of electricity  generated from renewable sources will be established at the value reached in 2013, i.e. 11.1%.

Draft Decision for the amendment of Government Decision no. 1215/2009 on the establishment of the  criteria and conditions required for implementing the support scheme for promoting high- efficiency  cogeneration based on the demand for useful thermal energy

The amendments proposed by the draft decision refer to the following matters:

  • the exclusion of electricity exporters from the application of the bonus support scheme for  promoting high-efficiency cogeneration. Once this decision becomes effective, electricity exporting  suppliers cannot apply the aid scheme in relation to the quantities of electricity exported.
  • the exemption of electricity exporters from payment of the contribution for high-efficiency  cogeneration.

The draft restricts the scope of persons who owe the contribution for high-efficiency cogeneration.  Therefore, if the contribution is currently owed by consumers and electricity exporting suppliers,  after this draft decision becomes effective, the contribution will be owed only by consumers.