Law Amending The Law On Energy

Original Language Title: Закон за изменение и допълнение на Закона за енергетиката

Read the untranslated law here: http://parliament.bg/bg/laws/ID/15046/

Name of law
Law amending the Law on Energy




Name Bill
Bill amending the Law on Energy





Date of adoption
26/02/2015



Number / year Official Gazette
17/2015








DECREE № 31 Pursuant to Art. 98 pt. 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
DECREE:
To be published in the "Official Gazette" Act amending the Energy Act adopted by HLIIІ National Assembly on February 26, 2015
released in Sofia on March 4, 2015
President of the Republic: Rosen Plevneliev
stamped with the state seal.
Minister of Justice Hristo Ivanov

Law amending the Law on Energy (prom. SG. 107 of 2003 .; amend., SG. 18 of 2004, No. . 18 and 95, 2005, pcs. 30, 65 and 74 of 2006, pcs. 49, 55 and 59 of 2007, pcs. 36, 43 and 98 in 2008, pcs. 35, 41 42, 82 and 103 of 2009, pcs. 54 and 97 of 2010, pcs. 35 and 47 of 2011, pcs. 38, 54 and 82 of 2012, pcs. 15, 20, 23 59 and 66 of 2013, pcs. 98 2014 SG. 14 of 2015)
§ 1. In art. 4 para. 2 made the following amendments:
1. A new item. 21:
"21. issued jointly with the Minister of Finance and Minister of Economy ordinance to reduce the burden of the costs of renewable energy, according to the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy for the period 2014 - 2020 (OJ C 200 / 1 28 June 2014). "
2. Previous item. 21, t. 22.
§ 2. In art. 9 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 2 pt. 2 the words "the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy Regulation."
2. In para. 4 the words "the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy Regulation."
§ 3. Chapter third title of Section I is amended as follows: "Commission for Energy and Water Regulation."
§ 4. In art. 10 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1, 'the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission "is replaced by" Commission for Energy and Water Regulation. "
2. A par. 3:
"(3) In exercising its powers the Commission is independent of the executive branch and its activities is based on independence, impartiality, professionalism, integrity, consistency, openness and transparency. The Commission shall report to the National Assembly. "
§ 5. In art. 11 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 1 the number "7" is replaced by "9".
2. Paragraph 2 is amended as follows:
"(2) The Chairman and other members of the commission are appointed and dismissed by the National Assembly."
Third. Paragraph 4 is repealed.
4. Paragraph 5 shall be amended as follows:

"(5) The election of new members of the Committee shall be held not earlier than three months and not later than one month before the expiry of the mandate of the current members. Committee members shall continue to perform their functions after expiry of their mandate until the inauguration of new members. "
§ 6. In art. 12 is amended as follows:
1. Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 are amended as follows:
"(1) Members of the Commission may be physically able Bulgarian citizens:
1. have completed higher education degree "Master";
2. have good professional standing and professional experience not less than 10 years, of which at least seven years:
a) experience in the field of energy - for four members of the commission;
B) experience in the field of water and sanitation - for two members of the commission;
C) legal experience - one of the committee members;
D) experience in the field of economy - one of the committee members;
E) experience in the energy field or in the field of water and sanitation - to the President of the Commission; 3
. not been sentenced to imprisonment for premeditated crime of general nature.
(2) Members of the Commission may not be associated persons within the meaning of the Law on Prevention and Detection of conflict of interest.
(3) Committee members may not hold any other paid office or perform any other paid work except on international projects and programs related to the activities of the Commission, scientific, teaching or activity regulated in the Law on Copyright and Related rights. "
2. Paragraph 4 is repealed.
§ 7. created art. 12a and 12b:
"Art. 12a. (1) Members of the committee are chosen following a public procedure.
(2) Proposals for election of members of the Commission may make MPs and parliamentary groups.
(3) The National Assembly elected separately chairman and other members of the committee.
(4) Members of the Commission shall before the National Assembly the oath of art. 76, para. 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Art. 12b. (1) The powers of a member of the Commission shall be terminated early:
1. at his request;
2. for incompatibility; 3
. with inability to perform his duties for more than 6 months;
4. When the e sentenced to imprisonment for premeditated indictable offense with an effective act;
5. in a serious infringement or systematic neglect of their official duties;
6. the entry into force of the act which established conflict of interest on the Prevention and detection of conflicts of interest;
7. death.

(2) In the cases under par. 1, p. 1, 4, 6 and 7 grounds are announced by the President of the National Assembly to the National Assembly.
(3) In the case of early termination of office of a member of the committee a new member is elected within two months of the entry into force of the decision for termination under par. 1 pt. 2, 3 and 5, or the announcement under par. 1, p. 1, 4, 6 and 7. The newly elected member completes the term of the person whose place is selected. "
§ 8. Article 13 is amended as follows:
" Art. 13. (1) The Commission is a permanent body which meets if more than half of the members.
(2) The Commission shall examine and resolve issues related to the regulation of prices in energy and water and sewerage services and complaints into two groups as follows:
1. composition "Energy", which includes the President, members with experience in the field of energy, as well as members who are lawyers and economists;
2. composition "Water supply and sanitation", which includes the President, members with experience in the field of water and sanitation, as well as members who are lawyers and economists.
(3) The Commission is motivated decisions that are individual or general administrative acts. Decisions are adopted by a majority of more than half the members of which at least:
1. two members with experience in the energy sector - in the powers of the Commission in the energy sector;
2. one member with experience in the field of water and sanitation - in the powers of the commission in the water and sanitation.
(4) Abstention from voting is not allowed. The way the vote at each vote and the reasons for each vote against be recorded in minutes to the decision.
(5) The meetings of the committee were found when considering applications or requests related to:
1. the issuance, amendment, supplement, withdrawal and termination of the license;
2. approval of prices; 3
. other matters in connection with implementing powers of the Commission.
(6) Where disclose protected by law information committee meetings under par. 5 held behind closed doors, as they can be attended by the members of the Commission and the parties to the proceedings.
(7) The decisions of the commission under par. 5 and 6 shall be taken in closed session and announced in an order determined by the regulations of art. 16 para. 1.
(8) In exercising its powers the Commission applies the procedural rules laid down in this Act, and for the outstanding cases in him - the rules of the Administrative Code.

(9) solutions, including the silent refusal of the commission may be appealed under the Administrative Code. The appeal does not have suspensive effect. The request for suspension of the challenge the decision is inadmissible, except in respect of decisions imposing sanctions, decisions on suspension and revocation of licenses and decisions to withdraw certificates independence of transmission system operators. "
§ 9. In art. 15 be made the following amendments:
1. The previous text becomes para. 1.
2. A par. 2:
"(2) The Commission shall publish on its website proposals on energy companies and water and sewerage operators for approval of prices with all output data, minutes from an indoor and outdoor meetings and public hearings, the commission's decisions, including the way in which the voting members of the committee and the reasons for each vote against, adopted regulations, rules, procedures and guidelines. "
§ 10. Article 16 is amended as follows:
" Art. 16. (1) The Commission shall adopt rules of procedure which shall be published in the "Official Gazette".
(2) In carrying out its activities the Commission shall be assisted by an administration whose structure and organization of work is determined by the regulations under par. 1.
(3) The activity of the administration is carried out by civil servants and persons working under labor contracts. For employees under labor contract, Art. 107a of the Labour Code.
(4) administration of the Commission Act shall apply to the administration, unless otherwise provided in this Act. "
§ 11. In art. 20 tons. 4 is amended as follows:
"4. submit annually to the National Assembly a report on the activities of the Commission; ".
§ 12. In art. 21, para. 1 is amended as follows:
1. In the text before item. 1, 'the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission "be replaced by" The Commission for Energy Regulation. "
2. In item. 32 words "and report" is replaced by "report".
§ 13. In art. 27 para. 1, p. 2 the word "twenty" is replaced by "thirty".
§ 14. In art. 31a para. 1 in the text before item. 1 after the word "right" is added "if necessary", then the word "period" is added "but not more often than once per calendar quarter."
§ 15. In art. 33 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 1 the words "para. 2 pt. 1 "is replaced with" para. 1 ".
2. Paragraph 4 is repealed.
§ 16. In art. 36a para. 3 words "media" are replaced by "on its website."
§ 17. In Chapter Three, Section VI create art. 38f, 38g and 38z:

"Art. 38f. The end supplier inform the customer together with the invoice for the last month of each semester when the reported consumption of electricity or natural gas to final customers for this semester is higher than 50 percent of reported consumption for the corresponding half of the previous calendar year .
Art. 38g. (1) The client may request the operator of the electricity or gas distribution network to perform metrological expertise of the commercial measurement. Examination is carried out by Bulgarian Institute of Metrology under Chapter V of the Law on measurements. The commercial measurement dismantled and stored by the operator that provides dispatch in Bulgarian Metrology Institute, sealed and stickers recorded in the statement of findings compiled during dismantling.
(2) Cost of metrology expertise of the commercial measurement shall be borne by:
1. the operator of the electricity respectively gas distribution network in the event that the expertise demonstrated failure of the commercial measurement;
2. client if the examination proves roadworthiness of commercial metering devices.
Art. 38z. When the initiative to end supplier will cease supplying customers with electricity or natural gas end supplier must notify the customer by way claimed by him, not later than three days prior to disconnection. In case the customer has not asked for a way to notify, he is notified in the manner specified by end supplier. "
§ 18. In art. 39, para. 4 creates so. 5:
"5. production of electricity for own consumption. "
§ 19. In art. 40 new paragraph. 8:
"(8) A license under Art. 39, para. 1 pt. 1 and 2 shall be issued to a person holding a license or has the right to use and operation on power projects for generation, transmission and distribution of heat under par. 1 - 6. "
§ 20. In art. 69a be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 2 words "State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy Regulation."
2. Created al. 3, 4, 5 and 6:
"(3) The undertakings under paragraph. 1 which do not invest their sites are required to make monthly contributions into the 'National Investment Plan "of the Ministry of Energy.

(4) Contributions under par. 3 shall amount to one twelfth of the estimated annual fee, which is determined for each calendar year, as a work of reference price per tonne of emissions and provided the operator free allowances for that year. The contribution shall be recalculated in case the reference price per tonne of emissions.
(5) Contributions under par. 3 shall be paid by the 15th of the current month. Unpaid contributions within statutory interest due.
(6) Contributions under par. 3 are public state receivables. Unpaid contributions within enforceable by a public contractor under the Tax and Social Insurance Procedure Code. The act establishing the decision issued by the Minister of Energy or by an authorized officer. "
§ 21. A Art. 80a:
"Art. 80a. (1) The bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection carry out further control of energy companies engaged in regulated activities, including preferential prices of electricity. The control covers financial and business reporting their activity at regulated, including preferential prices.
(2) shall not be subject to control under par. 1 electricity producers holding plant with total installed capacity of 1 MW.
(3) Energy companies under par. 1, subject to the Law on Public Financial Inspection annually subject to review by the Agency for State Financial Inspection within the financial inspection.
(4) Energy companies under par. 1, which does not apply the Law on Public Financial Inspection annually subject to review by the Agency for State Financial Inspection by subsequent checks.
(5) The order of inspection by the authorities of the Agency for State Financial Inspection issued by the Director of the Agency or authorized by officials and not subject to appeal.
(6) The Minister of Energy may ask the Agency for State Financial Inspection to carry out financial inspection or follow-up inspection in case.
(7) When conducting inspections under par. 4 Bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection entitled:
1. Free access to the inspected object;
2. check all documentation related to the financial, economic and accounting activities at regulated prices, including preferential prices; 3
. require officials inspected sites documents, information and inquiries relating to the investigation.

(8) of the inspected sites are obliged to render assistance to the Agency for State Financial Inspection, to provide free access to the offices and to all records and submit within the time limits required documents, information and reports related inspection. Documents in a foreign language shall be submitted together with a certified translation into Bulgarian. Persons not entitled to refuse access to information by referring to itself or commercial or banking secrecy and information classified as state or official secrets, subject to the Law on Protection of Classified Information.
(9) When carrying out the bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection are obliged to:
1. They identify themselves with a badge and an order for the inspection;
2. accurately reflect the results of the control activities; 3
. not to disclose and not to disclose information acquired knowledge during inspections.
(10) the results of the inspection bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection prepare a report containing the findings supported by evidence.
(11) The report under par. 10 shall be served on the person who represents energy company. After handing the report the person may give a written opinion within 14 days of service. The bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection rule by reasoned written opinion within 7 days of receipt of the opinion.
(12) When evidence of an offense materials check is sent to the prosecutor's office.
(13) The report under par. 10 together with the reasoned written opinion and pleading under par. 11 is sent within 7 days of its preparation of the Minister of Energy and the Committee.
(14) The report under par. 10 together with the reasoned written opinion and report on the financial inspection under par. 3 together with the reasoned written opinion are published on the website of the Agency for State Financial Inspection within 7 days of its conclusion. "
§ 22. In art. 84 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 finally added "and 5".
2. In paragraph. 6 pt. 2 after the words "operational control" insert "by transmitting data in real time to produce heat and electricity." 3
. Paragraph 7 is amended as follows:
"(7) The conditions and the way of fulfillment of obligations under par. 6 shall be determined by the Minister of Energy. "
§ 23. In art. 92 creates p. 10:
"10. operator of the stock market for electricity. "
§ 24. In art. 100, para. 1 after the words "last resort" a comma and added "the operator of the stock market of electricity."

§ 25. In art. 102 made the following supplements:
1. In the text before item. 1 after the words "last resort" a comma and added "the operator of the stock market of electricity."
2. In item. 1 after the words "end suppliers of electricity" a comma and added "the operator of the stock market of electricity." 3
. A pt. 4:
"4. inform participants about the deals on the organized market. "
§ 26. In art. 119, para. 2 finally added "in this case the commercial metering devices are built and installed at the expense of the manufacturer or dealer and his property."
§ 27. In art. 123, para. 1 a second sentence: "The right to suspend electricity supply can not be realized in a holiday or a holiday, and the day that preceded it."
§ 28. In art. 162 par. 1 and 2 are amended as follows:
"(1) The public provider, respectively the end suppliers are obliged to buy from producers connected to the network, all the electricity from high efficiency cogeneration of heat and electricity registered a certificate of origin in preferential prices determined under the relevant ordinance under Art. 36, para. 3, except for the amount of electricity needed to ensure the operational reliability of the main equipment produced in excess of the amount of electricity from cogeneration and quantities manufacturer for its own needs and own consumption within the meaning of Art. 119, para. 1 or contracted under Chapter Nine, Section VII, or who participates in the balancing energy market or which is consumed by non-household customers who do not have the budget and manufacturer with predominant heat load on business needs supplies with heat. Quantities of electricity from high efficiency cogeneration of heat and electricity are bought up to the quantities determined by the decision of the Commission to establish an individual price for installations.
(2) The manufacturer can sell electricity quantities than those under par. 1 at freely negotiated prices under Chapter Nine, Section VII, or the balancing market. "
§ 29. In art. 185 new para. 4:

"(4) Customers connected to the transmission or distribution network are obliged to grant access to authorized representatives of the transmission network to its own facilities or facilities operator installed in their property, restricting or suspending transmission of natural gas in the cases provided for in this Act or in contracts for transmission and / or supply of natural gas. "
§ 30. in art. 203, para. 1, 'the Supreme Administrative Court "shall be replaced with" under the Administrative Procedure Code ".
§ 31. In art. 206, para. 1 the words "20,000 to 1 million lev" is replaced by "200 000 to 1 million lev."
§ 32. In art. 207b para. 1, 'or art. 38d "are replaced with" Art. 38d, 38e, 38g or 38z. "
§ 33. In art. 208 par. 1 is amended as follows:
"(1) energy company, which did not provide information in cases stipulated by this law, regulations for its implementation and requested by the Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Commission, bodies of Agency State financial inspection and the persons under Art. 78, para. 1 property sanction from 5000 to 50 000 Levs. "
§ 34. A new art. 209:
"Art. 209. On energy company, which provide false information in the cases provided for in this Act, in-laws for its application and requested by the Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Commission, bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection and the persons under Art . 78, para. 1, a pecuniary penalty of 5,000 to 100,000 Levs.
(2) For repeated violation the penalty is three times the amount determined by the maximum penalty under par. 1. "
§ 35. In art. 225 made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 shall be added "and for offenses under Art. 208 and 209 and the bodies of the Agency for State Financial Inspection. "
2. A new paragraph. 4:
"(4) The penal provisions under Art. 208 and 209 issued by the Director of the Agency for State Financial Inspection or authorized by officials when the offense is established by the authorities of the agency checks pursuant to Art. 80a. "
Third. Former para. 4 and 5 become par. 5 and 6.
§ 36. § 1 of the additional provisions. 59 and 59a are amended as follows:
"59. "Experience Energy" is the official and / or professional experience gained in a managerial or expert position in state or municipal authorities to manage energy in companies with business activity subject to licensing under this law or concession Act Mineral resources, as well as carrying out research or teaching activities related to the management of energy operations.

59a. "Experience in the field of water and sanitation" is the professional or work experience gained in a managerial or expert position in state or municipal authorities to manage the activities in water and sanitation, in companies with business activity subject to regulation under Regulation Act water supply and sewerage services, as well as carrying out research or teaching activities related to the management of the water supply and sanitation. "
§ 37. Paragraph 16 of the transitional and final provisions are repealed.
§ 38. In the transitional and final provisions of the Act amending the Energy Act (prom. SG. 54 of 2012 .; suppl. SG. 23 of 2013) in § 198, par. 1 in the text before item. 1 the words "Art. 162, para. 2 pt. 1 "is replaced by" preferential prices ".
Transitional and Final Provisions
§ 39. Within one month from the entry into force of this Act the National Assembly shall elect the President and other members of the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation. The mandate of incumbent upon entry into force of this law, members of the Commission shall be terminated with the inauguration of new members.
§ 40. Within one month of the election of members of the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission adopts its rules of procedure.
§ 41. (1) The Commission first term is determined by lot. Chairman of the Commission does not participate in the draw.
(2) After three years of its election commission updated with four members.
§ 42. (1) Within two months of the entry into force of this Act end suppliers of electricity end suppliers of natural gas, operators of distribution networks and distribution system operators make a proposal to the Commission to amend the general conditions contracts in accordance with the provisions of art. 38f - Art. 38z.
(2) To approve the draft terms and conditions under par. 1 be subject to the general conditions.
(3) Within two months of the entry into force of this law, customers can express their way of notification under Art. 38z.
§ 43. In the Law for the regulation of water supply and sewerage services (prom. SG. 18 of 2005 .; amend., SG. 30, 65 and 102 of 2006 pcs. 102 2008 . No.. 47 and 93, 2009, issue. 66 and 103 of 2013 and SG. 98 of 2014) in art. 5 para. 1, 'the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission "be replaced by" The Commission for Energy Regulation. "
§ 44. acts issued by the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation on the implementation of the Energy Law, the Law on Renewable Energy Act and the regulation of water supply and sewerage services retain their effect.

§ 45. Ordinance under Art. 4 para. 2 pt. 21 is issued within 6 months from the entry into force of this Act under the requirements for state aid.
§ 46. The provision of Art. 69a para. 6 apply for unpaid contributions of art. 69a para. 3, energy companies were required to make in the period from 1 January 2013 until the entry into force of this Act.
§ 47. Unpaid contributions from energy companies under Art. 69a para. 3 payable for the period from January 1, 2013 to April 1, 2014, shall be paid by December 31, 2019 by the order determined by the ordinance under Art. 69a para. 2.
§ 48. The license for electricity production for own use only issued to the manufacturer until the entry into force of this Act shall remain in force until the expiration of the term for which it was issued, unless the licensee a request for termination the license.
§ 49. In the Water Act (prom. SG. 67 of 1999 .; amend., SG. 81 of 2000, pcs. 34, 41 and 108 in 2001, pcs. 47 , 74 and 91 of 2002, pcs. 42, 69, 84 and 107 of 2003, pcs. 6 and 70 in 2004, pcs. 18, 77 and 94 of 2005, pcs. 29, 30 36 and 65 of 2006 .; corr. SG. 66 of 2006 .; amend. pcs. 105 and 108 in 2006, pcs. 22 and 59 of 2007, pcs. 36, 52 and 70 2008, pcs. 12, 32, 35, 47, 82, 93, 95 and 103 of 2009, pcs. 61 and 98 in 2010, pcs. 19, 28, 35 and 80 of 2011 No.. 45, 77 and 82 of 2012, pcs. 66 and 103 of 2013, pcs. 26, 49, 53 and 98 of 2014 pcs. 12 and 14 of 2015) the following amendments:
1. In art. 10b para. 3 pt. 4 words "State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC)" are replaced by "The Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR)."
2. Everywhere in the law the abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR."
§ 50. In the Law on State Budget of the Republic of Bulgaria for 2015 (prom. SG. 107 of 2014 .; amend., SG. 12 of 2015) in art. 37 everywhere the words "the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy Regulation."
§ 51. In the Railway Transport Act (prom. SG. 97 of 2000 .; amend., SG. 47 and 96, 2002, issue. 70 and 115 of the 2004 issue. 77 and 88 of 2005, pcs. 36, 37, 62, 92 and 108 of 2006, pcs. 22, 35, 74 and 81 of 2009, pcs. 87, 2010, issue. 47 2011 pcs. 15 and 68 of 2013) in art. 35, para. 5 words "State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy Regulation."
§ 52. In the Law on Publicity of property of persons occupying high state and other positions (prom. SG. 38 of 2000 .; amend., SG. 28 and 74 of 2002, pcs. 8 of 2003, SG. 38 of 2004 pcs. 105 of 2005, pcs. 38 and 73, 2006, issue. 109 of 2007, pcs. 33, 69 and 94 of 2008 ., No. 93 of 2009 n. 18 and 62 of 2010, pcs. 38 of 2012, pcs. 30 and 71 of 2013 and SG. 12 of 2015) in art. 2 para. 1 created item. 13:
"13a. Chairman and Members of the Commission for Energy and Water Regulation; ".
§ 53. In the Law on Renewable Energy (prom. SG. 35 of 2011 .; amend., SG. 29 and 54 of 2012, pcs. 15, 59, 68 and 109 2013 pcs. 33 2014 .; Decision № 13 of the Constitutional Court from 2014 - SG. 65 of 2014 .; amend., SG. 14 of 2015) the following amendments: | || 1. In art. 6:

A) in the text before item. 1, 'the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (SEWRC) "are replaced by" The Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (KEVR)';
B) Section 2 is amended as follows:
"2. determined by the methodology of art. 35, para. 5 of the energy distribution of the costs arising from obligations to purchase at preferential prices of electricity generated from renewable sources, all end customers connected to the electricity system. "
2. In art. 18:
a) in para. 1:
aa) a new item. 2:
"2. prioritize the maintenance work on the transmission or distribution network of the power units of energy objects of art. 24 pt. 3 combined cycle and indirect use of biomass, whose total weight manure is not less than 50 percent, and combined cycle and indirect use of biomass from plant waste from its own agricultural production, subject to balance between production and consumption in surplus after exhausting the requests for balancing downwards without limitation of working hours during the year of the plant; "
bb) the previous items. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 become items . 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8;
B) in para. 2 words "item. 5, 6 and 7 "are replaced by" item. 6, 7 and 8 ";
C) in para. 4 everywhere abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR"
D) in par. 6 finally added "and 3". 3
. In art. 24 tons. 3 is amended as follows:
"3. with installed capacity up to 1,5 MW, for power generation combined cycle and indirect use of biomass, whose total weight manure is not less than 50 per cent, with installed capacity up to 500 kW for production energy combined cycle and indirect use of biomass from plant waste from its own agricultural production, which is planned to be built in urban areas, agricultural sites or manufacturing areas. "
4. In art. 30:
a) in para. 1 and 2, the abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR"
B) paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 are amended as follows:
"(4) The producer of electricity from renewable sources with installed capacity over 200 kW provides data transmission in real time of the transmission or distribution of electricity network delivered at the point of connection electric power and remote control of this power. The operators of distribution networks transmitted to the transmission grid aggregates real-time delivered at the points of connection of electrical power in areas of the accession of the various renewable sources with installed capacity over 200 kW.

(5) The operator of the transmission or distribution grid restrict remote or dispatch order delivered to mains power when exceeded transmission capacity of the network to which the manufacturer is connected, or in cases of art. 73 of the Energy Act.
(6) The operator of the transmission or distribution grid immediately inform the manner specified in the contract for access, the producer of electricity from renewable sources for upcoming restrictions, indicating the date and time of entry and the extent. "
C) in para. 7 abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR."
5. In art. 31:
a) in para. 5 pt. 1 a second sentence: "For objects of art. 24 pt. 3 annual average running time does not apply. "
B) everywhere abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR."
6. In art. 32:
a) in para. 1 and 4 the words "the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy and Water Regulation";
B) in para. 6 abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR."
7. In art. 60, para. 1, p. 1, 'Para. 1 pt. 1 and 2 "are replaced with" para. 1 pt. 1 and 3 ".
8. In other texts of law the words "State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission" be replaced by "The Commission for Energy and Water Regulation" and the abbreviation "regulator" is replaced by "KEVR."
§ 54. Perks of art. 18, para. 1, p. 6, 7 and 8, and art. 31 and 32 of the Law on renewable energy not apply to energy facilities for the production of electricity from renewable sources that are put into service after the entry into force of this Act, with the exception of objects of art. 24 pt. 1 and 3.
§ 55. In the Public Procurement Act (prom. SG. 28 of 2004 .; amend., SG. 53 of 2004, pcs. 31, 34 and 105 2005 pcs. 18, 33, 37 and 79, 2006, issue. 59 of 2007, pcs. 94, 98 and 102 of 2008, pcs. 24 and 82 of 2009 pcs. 52, 54, 97, 98 and 99 of 2010, pcs. 19, 43, 73 and 93 of 2011, pcs. 33, 38 and 82 of 2012, pcs. 15 2013 pcs. 35 and 40 of 2014 pcs. 8, 12 and 14 of 2015) the following amendments:
1. Article 7e is amended as follows:
"Art. 7e. Activities related to the exploitation of a geographical area are:
1. oil or natural gas;
2. prospecting, exploration or extraction of coal or other solid fuels; 3
. operation of airports, ports or other terminal facilities used for transport by air, sea or inland waterway. "
2. In art. 12 para. 1 created item. 19:
"19. insurance contracts covering liability for nuclear damage in the implementation of the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage composed in Vienna on May 21, 1963 (ratified by law - Prom. SG. 64 of 1994 amended .; ., No. 63 of 2002) (prom. SG. 76 of 1994 .; corr. SG. 91 of 1994) and the safe use of nuclear energy. "

§ 56. In the Law for climate change mitigation (prom. SG. 22 of 2014 .; amend., SG. 14 of 2015) in art. 57 be made the following amendments:
1. A new paragraph. 2:
"(2) Revenues from sale of quotas under par. 1 is transferred to the budget of the Ministry of Energy and expended in accordance with Art. 35, para. 6 of the Energy Law. "
2. Former para. 2 becomes para. 3.
§ 57. This Act shall enter into force on the day of its promulgation in the "Official Gazette", with the exception of § 13, which comes into force on January 1, 2016
law was adopted by the 43rd National meeting of February 26, 2015 and was affixed with the official seal of the National Assembly.
Chairman of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva
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