Law Amending The Law On Energy, Law On Natural Gas Supply, Lov Om Varmeforsyning, Law On Grants For The Promotion Of Renewable Energy In Production Processes, Biofuel Companies Law And The Law On The Promotion Of Savings In Energy Consumption (Vocational

Original Language Title: Lov om ændring af lov om elforsyning, lov om naturgasforsyning, lov om varmeforsyning, lov om tilskud til fremme af vedvarende energi i virksomheders produktionsprocesser, biobrændstofloven og lov om fremme af besparelser i energiforbruget (Erhvervsrettet

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Law amending the law on energy, law on natural gas supply, lov om varmeforsyning, law on grants for the promotion of renewable energy in production processes, biofuel companies law and the law on the promotion of savings in energy consumption

(Vocational relaxation of PSO-payment for electricity, the abolition of the grant scheme for non quota subject to power generation, the abolition of the PSO-payment for gas, derogation of incorporation percentage of biofuels, billing information, etc. for energy consumers, changing the complaint rules, etc.)

WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:

The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:

§ 1

The law on electricity regulation. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1329 by 25. November 2013, as amended, inter alia, by § 1 of lov nr. 466 of 18. May 2011, § 2 of the law No. 576 of 18. June 2012 and, most recently, by § 1 of lov nr. 633 of 16. June 2014, is amended as follows: 1. In paragraph 6 (a) shall be inserted as paragraph 4: ' (4). Climate, energy and building the Minister may lay down rules in order to commit elhandels companies to give their consumers, billing information and access to consumer information, including on the right of the consumer to receive the information several times a year, electronically, and without that there is separate fee. '

2. In article 8, paragraph 1, shall be inserted after ' unless ': ' costs are financed by State resources, see. paragraph 6, or '.

3. In article 8, paragraph 1, no. 2, section 9 (b), the words ' '.

4. In section 8 shall be inserted as paragraph 6: ' 6. Similar to a grant allocated on the budget bill shall be borne by the State part of the collective security of electricity companies ' costs by implementing necessary public obligations covered by paragraph 1, nr. 1-5. State resources devoted to coverage of the costs covered by 1. point paid monthly to Energinet.dk. Energinet.dk allocates State funds equally over the year in connection with the statement of costs referred to in paragraph 5. '

5. The heading before section 9 (b) is repealed.

6. section 9 (b) is repealed.

7. In section 22 (1) (8). 6, the words ' annual information on its electricity consumption ':» information on its actual electricity consumption and actual current prices at least once a year '.

8. In article 22, paragraph 4, 1. paragraph shall be added after ' paragraphs 1-3, including ': ' rules on the right of the consumer to receive the information several times a year, electronically, and without that there is separate fee '.

9. In article 28, paragraph 2, no. 13, the words ' and to compensate for the CO2 tax according to § 9 b '.

10. In section 31, paragraph 3, 2. paragraph shall be added after ' shall not apply ': ' in relation to a network activities '.

11. section 89, paragraphs 2 and 3 shall be deleted and replaced by: ' (2). Energy complaints board deals with appeals from decisions of the Energinet.dk pursuant to section 8, paragraph 5 of the basic regulation. section 8 (1) (8). 4 and § 8, paragraph 5 of the basic regulation. § 9.

(3). Climate, energy and construction Minister and Energy supervisory decisions referred to in paragraphs 1 and UREnerginet.dk's decisions referred to in paragraph 2 cannot be brought before another administrative authority than Energy complaints. Decisions cannot be challenged before the courts, before the final administrative decision.

(4). Energy supervisory decisions on certification, see. § 19 d, can only be brought before the complaints board if the Danish energy regulatory authority declines Energy certification. '

Paragraph 4-6 becomes paragraph 5-7.

12. section 89 shall be replaced by the following: ' § 89. Energy complaints board deals with appeals from decisions of the climate, energy and building the Minister or by the Danish energy regulatory authority in accordance with this law or regulations issued under the law. With the restrictions resulting from the powers of the European Commission, deals with Energy complaints Board appeals from decisions of the climate, energy and building the Minister or the Danish energy regulatory authority for the European Parliament and Council regulation on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity. Energy complaints Board also deals with appeals from decisions of the Danish energy regulatory authority in accordance with European Parliament and Council regulation on integrity and transparency in the wholesale energy markets.

(2). Energy complaints board deals with appeals from decisions of the Energinet.dk pursuant to section 8, paragraph 5 of the basic regulation. section 8 (1) (8). 4, section 8, paragraph 5 of the basic regulation. § 9 and § 58 c and rules issued pursuant to section 58 c.

(3). Climate, energy and construction Minister and Energy supervisory decisions referred to in paragraphs 1 and UREnerginet.dk's decisions referred to in paragraph 2 cannot be brought before another administrative authority than Energy complaints. Decisions cannot be challenged before the courts, before the final administrative decision.

(4). Energy supervisory decisions on certification, see. § 19 d, can only be brought before the complaints board if the Danish energy regulatory authority declines Energy certification.

(5). Complaints must be submitted in writing, within 4 weeks after the decision is announced.

(6). Energy complaints Board President may by agreement with the Committee take a decision on the Board's behalf in matters dealt with under this Act or rules issued in accordance with the law.

(7). Action against decisions made by the complaints board in accordance with the law or the rules of energy, issued in accordance with the law, must be brought within 6 months after the decision is announced. The decision is publicly announced, however, the time limit shall begin to run from the order. '

§ 2

The law on natural gas supply, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1331 by 25. November 2013, as amended by section 2 of Act No. 466 of 18. May 2011 and § 2 of the law No. 633 of 16. June 2014, is amended as follows: 1. Pursuant to section 7 (a) shall be inserted: ' article 7 (b). Climate, energy and building the Minister may lay down rules in order to oblige natural gas suppliers to give their consumers, billing information and access to consumer information, including on the right of the consumer to receive the information several times a year, electronically, and without that there is separate fee. '

2. section 9, paragraph 4-6, is repealed.

3. In article 14, paragraph 1, no. 3, the words ' annual information on its natural gas consumption ' to:» information about his actual natural gas consumption and actual current prices at least once a year '.

4. In article 14, paragraph 2, 1. paragraph shall be added after ' (1), including ': ' rules on the right of the consumer to receive the information several times a year, electronically, and without that there is separate fee '.

5. In paragraph 35 (c) shall be inserted as paragraph 9: ' paragraph 9. The State is holding within an allocation determined on the budget the cost of surcharges in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 6 and 8 and the costs associated with the administration of this. '

§ 3

Lov om varmeforsyning, see in. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1307 of 24. November 2014, is amended as follows: 1. In section 28 (a), paragraph 1, point 1, the words ' annual information on its heat consumption ' to:» information about his actual heat consumption and actual current prices at least once a year '.

2. section 28 (a), paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: ' (3). Climate, energy, and building the Minister may lay down rules for the implementation of the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article, including rules concerning the right of the consumer to receive the information several times a year, electronically, and without that there is separate fee. '

§ 4

In Act No. 607 of 12. June 2013 for grants for the promotion of renewable energy in the enterprises ' production processes shall be amended as follows: 1. Article 3, paragraph 5, shall be repealed, and replaced by: ' (5). Commitments on subsidies can be granted only on condition that the applicant will have completed an energy audit for use for documentation that the requested project is energy efficient, including that this energy audits drawn up by an expert as defined in rules issued pursuant to Chapter 5 of the law on the promotion of savings in energy consumption.

(6). Support for energy audits can not be given to those parts of an energy audits, which are covered by the law on the promotion of savings in energy consumption. '

Paragraph 6-11 becomes paragraph 7-12.

2. In section 4, paragraph 3, the following is inserted as a 2. item:

' The Secretary of State may also establish rules on the publication of information about the grant scheme, including information about the beneficiary and the amount of the grant. '

3. In article 6, paragraph 1, shall be inserted after ' held ': ' and paid '.

4. section 16, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' (2). In regulations issued under section 5, paragraph 3, and article 6, paragraph 2, may be fixed penalty of fine for anyone who intentionally or grossly negligently violates the rules. '

§ 5

In the biofuels Act, see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 674 of 21. June 2011, as amended by section 1 of Act No. 276 of 27. March 2012, shall be amended as follows: 1. In article 3, paragraph 1, 3rd paragraph, shall be inserted after ' calendar year ': ' without prejudice to article. However, paragraph 5 '.

2. In paragraph 3 shall be inserted after paragraph 4 as new paragraph: "(5). A company can depart from the percentage rate set out in paragraph 1, with up to 0.5 percentage points. Such a derogation will have to be settled the following year. In 2020, the percentage rate set out in paragraph 1 shall not be permitted. '

Paragraph 5 becomes paragraph 6-8-9.

3. In section 3, paragraph 6, there will be (7) shall be replaced by ' paragraph 7 ': ' paragraph 8 '.

4. In paragraph 3 shall be inserted after paragraph 8, paragraph 9, which becomes new paragraph: ' paragraph 10. Climate, energy and building the Minister may with at least 1 year's notice lays down rules to the effect that the derogation by the percentage rate set out in paragraph 1, without prejudice to article. paragraph 5, cannot take place in the year in which Denmark has obligations, which can be related to incorporation of biofuels. '

Paragraph 9 becomes paragraph 11.

5. In section 5, paragraph 1, shall be replaced by ' paragraph 7 ': ' paragraph 8 '.

6. In section 5, paragraph 2, the words ' paragraph 6 ': ' paragraph 7 '.

§ 6

The law on the promotion of savings in energy consumption, without prejudice. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1065 of 12. November 2012, as amended by section 1 of Act No. 345 of 8. April 2014, is amended as follows:


1. In article 2, paragraph 1, shall be inserted after ' information to consumers about ': ' energy consumption and '.

2. In article 6 the following paragraph 3 is added: ' (3). Climate, energy and building the Minister may lay down rules on invoicing and billing information to consumers of electricity, gas, hot water, or heat that gets measured their consumption with cost allocators, and whether these consumers access to usage information. '

§ 7

In Act No. 576 of 18. June 2012 on amendments to the law on the promotion of renewable energy, law on energy, law on natural gas supply and law on Energinet.dk (support for wind turbines on land, biogas and existing industrial plants as well as extension of the pot for new renewable energy technologies, etc.), as amended by section 5 of law No. 1390 by 23. December 2012, article 5 of law No. 641 of 12. June 2013 and section 12 of Act No. 903 of 4. July 2013, is amended as follows: 1. section 2, nr. 10 and 11, is repealed.

§ 8 paragraph 1. The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2015, see. However, paragraphs 2 and 3.

(2). § 1, nr. 1, 7 and 8, § 2, nr. 1, 3 and 4, and §§ 3 and 6 shall enter into force on the day after publication in the Official Gazette.

(3). Climate, energy and building the Minister shall determine the time of the entry into force of § 1, nr. 12. Paragraph 4. § 5, nr. 1 and 2, shall apply from the 1. January 2014.

Given at Fredensborg Palace, the 23. December 2014 Under Our Royal hand and Seal MARGRETHE r./Rasmus Helveg Petersen

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