Amendments To The Electricity Market Act

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Elektroenerģijas tirgus likumā

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: law on electricity market make the electricity market Act (Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2005, nr. 12; 2008, no. 10; Latvian journal, no. 117, 2011; 13, 211, 232. no; 2014, 60, no. 189, 257; 2015, No 118, 190.) the following amendments: 1. Express article 1 second subparagraph by the following: "(2) the Act is used in the following terms: 1) aggregator — a merchant whose business activities are demand-response service; 2) protected user — poor or needy family (person), a large family or a family (person) who is in the care of a child with a disability, or a person with a disability group I, which used electricity in your household own requirements (final); 3) protected user marketing service-electricity trade protected user; 4) balancing — organized the process ikbrīž the balance between electricity consumption and electricity production system; 5) balancing service: a service that provides the electricity market operator's responsibility for ensuring that the amount of electricity sold each trading interval fit system and the quantity of electricity purchased electricity matched from the received power quantity. 6) electricity stock exchange — the electricity trading site in the Republic of Latvia in the area of trade and trade between individual areas with the supply and demand of electricity through stock exchange participants buy and sell electricity. Electricity trade also includes the physical transmission of electricity; 7) a member of a stock exchange of electricity: the electricity market operator that the electricity market operator has entered into an agreement for the sale of electricity. In the cases specified in this law in electricity stock may also be members of the electricity system operator; 8 the rules of the stock exchange) electricity: the electricity stock exchange participant of the stock exchange of electricity binding rules and procedures; 9) electricity transmission: the transport of electricity, which does not include electricity trading, the high-voltage interconnected system with a view to the supply of electricity to energy users; 10) electricity producers: a natural or legal person who produces electricity; 11) electricity distribution-transport of electricity, which does not include electricity trade, medium and low voltage distribution systems with a view to its delivery to energy users; 12) electricity system participants — producers of electricity, transmission system operators, distribution system operators and end-users; 13) electricity system owner-operator who is part of a vertically integrated power supply merchant and holding power transmission system; 14) electricity system operator — a licensed corporation that provides system services; 15) the electricity market operator — a legal person organized electricity market, in which its members buy and sell electricity and provide same day and next day's electricity market coupling with other Member State of the European Union, with which the electricity market electricity system is a transnational connections; 16 — the trade in electricity business activities), which includes the sale and purchase of electricity electricity sales to energy users; 17) electricity trader, merchant (foreign merchant Branch), which is the electricity trading business, including an agregator services; 18) electricity market participants — electricity producers, dealers and end-users that agregator running electricity market in accordance with the principle of voluntary participation; 19) cogeneration: technological process where appropriate use simultaneously produces electricity and heat; 20) auction — indirect interconnection of congestion management, congestion management method of electricity market operator acquires rights to some extent accommodate electricity from one area to another in the trade area; 21) mandatory procurement — in this Act and other legislation an obligation to purchase electricity; 22) ancillary services — services that are required for the electricity transmission system balanced functioning of, including demand response service; 23) the reaction — the electricity usage profile temporary changes that users make voluntarily committed to reducing electricity consumption in cases provided for in the agreement concluded with agregator, for example, at times of high electricity demand or high market price or network overload; 24) request response service: several (different) user demand response due to the volume of electricity used in the collection, to sell the electricity to the stock exchange, the other market participants or electricity system operator; 25) public electricity trader, trader, for which this law and other laws and regulations have specific responsibilities and requirements of the public duties of the trader; 26) system service — transmission or distribution of electrical power, which provides electricity flows from producers to users; 27) interconnection: power line that links the individual countries in the transmission system; 28) auction – interconnection of congestion management, congestion management method of electricity market operator acquires the right to use a certain amount of electricity in the case of a transmission system operator the interconnection capacity; 29) direct line, power line, linking a stand-alone electricity object with a standalone user, or power line, linking a stand-alone electricity producer and trader, who directly provide their possession or possession of objects, related companies and their users; 30) sales area: electricity market transactions between members or a member of a stock exchange of electricity electricity trading area for the submission of tenders, transmission of electricity the license area; 31) universal service-guaranteed rights to the supply of electricity in a certain quality about easily and clearly comparable and transparent prices; 32) vertically integrated energy merchants — a trader or merchant as a whole ("the group"), which carried out at least one of the following activities — supply of electricity transmission or distribution, and at least one of the following power supply activities: electricity production or trade; 33) the general authorisation rules-electricity producer and marketer of electrical power requirements, which includes specific electricity production and marketing rules. " 2. Replace paragraph 2 of article 2, the words "power users" with the words "power users". 3. To make article 6 the first subparagraph by the following: "(1) an electricity system operator (hereinafter referred to as the system operator) operation is determined by this law and the law" On regulators of public services "." 4. Article 8 of the Present fifth paragraph by the following: "(5) the Governor is entitled to carry out inspections (without prior notice) and the transmission system operator electricity system owner's premises to monitor, how to comply with the law" on regulators of public services ", this law and the energy sector specific laws." 5. Supplement article 9 with 2.3 part as follows: "(23) in the order in which connection construction financed by a protected user, determined by the Cabinet of Ministers." 6. Supplement article 21.1 with sixth and seventh paragraph as follows: "(6) electricity system owner pays duty on adjustment of public services in the law" on regulators of public services ". (7) the State fee for the regulation of public services electricity system pays the owner of its revenues on the transmission system assets leasing of transmission system operator in the previous calendar year. " 7. in article 28: turn off the first part; replace the second paragraph, the words "in the first paragraph, the words" defined "by the compulsory electricity acquisition"; replace the third and the sixth paragraph, the words "in the first part of this article in" with the words "compulsory purchase of electricity"; to make a fifth by the following: "(5) the public trader separately accounted for in the third subparagraph in accordance with the procedure laid down in the amount of electricity purchased and their cost. This acquisition costs shall be borne by all Latvian electricity end-users in proportion to their electricity consumption, offsetting the public procurement expenditure of the trader. Eligible cost calculations take into account the medium-term budgetary framework for the grant of compulsory government procurement components around. Government grant allocated to eligible costs, which are not subject to the reduced contributions to compensate the public for this law, traders 30.2 in the first paragraph. The purchase cost allocation calculation methodology determined by the regulator. The eligible costs and the public revenue margin traders accounting year the public traders recognize assets or obligations. " off the seventh part. 8. in article 28.1: turn off the first part; replace the second paragraph, the words "in the first part of this article, rights acquisition" with the words "acquisition of rights to receive a guaranteed fee for cogeneration station installed electrical capacity"; replace the third paragraph, the words "in the first paragraph of this article, rights" with the words "the right to receive a guaranteed fee for cogeneration station installed electrical capacity"; to make the fourth subparagraph by the following: "(4) the public trader separately accounted for in the third subparagraph in accordance with the procedure laid down in the payments. Costs, consisting of the payment of the installed electric power shall be borne by all Latvian electricity end-users in proportion to their electricity consumption, offsetting the public procurement expenditure of the trader. Eligible cost calculation shall take into account the medium-term budgetary framework for the grant of compulsory government procurement components around. Government grant allocated to eligible costs, which are not subject to the reduced contributions to compensate the public for this law, traders 30.2 in the first subparagraph. "; turn off the fifth. 9. Article 29: turn off first, second and third subparagraph; replace the fourth subparagraph, the words ' this article ' in the first subparagraph, the words "compulsory purchase of electricity"; turn off the fifth; replace the sixth paragraph, the words "in the first paragraph, the words" in particular "with the compulsory electricity acquisition"; off the seventh paragraph, the words "first and". 10. off 29.1. 11. Express article 29.2 first sentence by the following: "electricity producer for the production of electricity using renewable energy sources or high-efficiency cogeneration, the cabinet can set in order to receive the certificate of origin for the amount of electricity produced, expressed in megavatstund (MWh)." 12. Article 30: replace 1.1 part names and number "article 29 of this law laid down in the first paragraph of" with the words "compulsory purchase" of electricity; make the third paragraph as follows: "(3) the public trader separately listed in article 29 of this law and this article 1.1 and the second part established the amount of the purchased electricity and costs. This acquisition costs shall be borne by all Latvian electricity end-users in proportion to their electricity consumption, offsetting the public procurement expenditure of the trader. Eligible cost calculation shall take into account the medium-term budgetary framework for the grant of compulsory government procurement components around. Government grant allocated to eligible costs, which are not subject to the reduced contributions to compensate the public for this law, traders 30.2 in the first paragraph. The purchase cost allocation calculation methodology determined by the regulator. The eligible costs and the public revenue margin traders accounting year the public traders recognize assets or obligations. " 13. To make the first paragraph of article 30.1 as follows: "(1) electricity net settlement system is the order in which payments to be made on the amount of electricity consumed and the distribution system operator shall take off on household user of electricity consumed and produced electricity that passed to the network distribution system operator. If, in accordance with the electricity consumed and the calculation of the amount of the household user distribution system operator network has transferred more than consumed by electricity, the amount of electricity the next settlement period of electricity within the year, which begins April 1 and ends March 31. Net settlement system for electricity billing period is one calendar month. " 14. Add to article 30.2 of the third paragraph as follows: "(3) the public trader separate accounts for the costs incurred in the first part of this article, determine the reduced participation to compensate for expenses. These costs are borne by all Latvian electricity end-users in proportion to their electricity consumption, offsetting the reduced public trader with participation of associated costs. Eligible cost calculation shall take into account the medium-term budgetary framework for the grant of compulsory government procurement components around. Eligible cost applies the methodology determined by the regulator. The eligible costs and the public revenue margin traders accounting year the public traders recognize assets or obligations. " 15. To supplement the law with article 30.3 as follows: "article 30.3. Support for energy production using renewable energy resources selection criteria for the mechanism to promote energy production from renewable energy sources, the amount of the aid, the duration, the support provider, and the duties and responsibilities of the recipient is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. " 16. Supplement article 32, first paragraph, point 3, the words "and that this aggregator validly registered in the register of agregator". 17. off to in the second paragraph of article 32.1 of the words "except the public traders". 18. To supplement the law with article 32 the following: ' article 32. (1) registration of Agregator Agregator is entitled to initiate the request, the response service, if it is registered in the register of agregator. (2) the Governor shall determine the demand response service general authorisation provisions that are binding on all agregator. (3) the Governor shall determine to be included in the register of agregator news agregator requirements tracking and procedures for aggregator registration statement or send notice of termination of registration notice or notice of termination of the information to be included, as well as the order in which the excluded from the register of agregator agregator and re-recorded. (4) if the response of the general permit rules have been broken repeatedly, the regulator may be excluded from the register of agregator agregator. Agregator is entitled to request resume response service no earlier than 12 months from the date when the aggregator was excluded from the registry if it agregator has prevented a breach for which was excluded from this registry, the law prescribed regulator sent new registration statement and in accordance with the procedure laid down in this Act repeatedly registered agregator. (5) the Governor form the agregator and provides publicly available. (6) If the Governor a month from the date of receipt of the notification of registration are not in writing informed the applicant of the registration statement of refusal to register it, it is considered that the aggregator is registered. (7) the registration statement is considered filed on the day when the Governor received all the prescribed information. If the information contained in the documents submitted is incomplete or inaccurate, the Governor is entitled to request more information. The time from the date of application for the supplementary information to the date of the receipt of the information requested in this article excluded the sixth part of the prescribed period. (8) the request of the aggregator may terminate the reaction, if the provision of the service regulations in accordance with the procedure laid down by the regulator sent notice of termination and is excluded from the register of traders of electricity. " 19. Article 33: Supplement to the second part of paragraph 4 by the following: ' 4) to make the support payments of this law in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 30.2. "; to supplement the article with the fourth and fifth by the following: "(4) the public traders paid duty on adjustment of public services in the law" on regulators of public services ". (5) the public traders paid duty on adjustment of public services from the previous calendar year end payments which compensate the public trader article 28 of this law in the fifth subparagraph, fourth subparagraph of article 28.1, the fourth paragraph of article 29.1, 30, in the third paragraph of article and of the transitional provisions set out in paragraph 53 the cost. " 20. Make 33.1 the second subparagraph as follows: "(2) a protected user sales and service distribution system service fee of the Tribunal, as well as funding conditions and procedures determined by the Cabinet of Ministers." 21. To supplement the law with article 36.1 as follows: "article 36.1. Agregator liability (1) the Governor is entitled to impose a fine of agregator to 10 percent from the previous financial year agregator net turnover, but not less than 300 euros, if the aggregator: 1) request response services provided without registration or infringes the provisions of the general authorisation; 2) does not provide specific information to the Governor at the time and in the order or giving false information. (2) the rights and obligations of Agregator, settled on its services and the relationship between and the other of agregator and market participants is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. " 22. Turn off 37.1 the first part of the article. 23. Replace article 38 in the third paragraph, the words "annual report to the law" with the words "of the annual accounts and consolidated annual accounts of the law". 24. Replace article 39, first paragraph, the words "annual review of the law" with the words "of the annual accounts and consolidated annual accounts of the law". 25. Add to article 47, the first paragraph after the words "power trader" with the word "aggregator". 26. the transitional provisions: exclude paragraph 26; turn off 32, the word and the number "and 29.1"; Express 53 by the following: "53. Public dealer separate accounts for its volume and the cost of electricity that is purchased in accordance with this transitional provision 52. This acquisition costs shall be borne by all Latvian electricity end-users in proportion to the consumption of electricity by compensating for the public dealer purchase expenses. Eligible cost calculation shall take into account the medium-term budgetary framework for the grant of compulsory government procurement components around. Government grant allocated to eligible costs, which are not subject to the reduced contributions to compensate the public for this law, traders 30.2 in the first paragraph. The purchase cost allocation calculation methodology determined by the regulator. The eligible costs and the public revenue margin traders accounting year the public traders recognize assets or obligations. " transitional provisions be supplemented with 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 and 66 as follows: "56. amendments of article 28 of this law, the seventh part, the fifth subparagraph of article 28.1 and article 29 of the fifth part of the exclusion shall enter into force on the 1 January 2016 in October. 57. The Cabinet of Ministers on 10 March 2009 the regulations no 221 "rules for electricity production and pricing, producing electricity in cogeneration" for economic operators, which by 2012 December 12, granted the right to sell electricity produced in cogeneration compulsory purchase, or the right to receive a fee for CHP installed in electric power, until the day when the force loses all the rights granted to economic operators. 58. The Cabinet of Ministers of 16 March 2010 No. 262 of the rules "rules for the production of electricity using renewable energy sources, and pricing arrangements" for economic operators, which by 2015 April 29 granted rights to sell from renewable energy produced electricity required in the amount of electricity purchased or the right to receive a guaranteed fee for power plant installed in electric power, until the day when the force loses all the rights granted to economic operators. 59. The Cabinet of Ministers to 2017 September 1 issued amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers of 27 October 2009. Regulations No 1227 "rules on adjustable public service" as demand response service into the public service controlled ways. 60. The Cabinet of Ministers until 2016 October 1 issue this law, the provisions referred to in article 29.2. To the Cabinet from the date of entry into force of the provisions, but no longer than up to 2016 and 30 September is in effect a Cabinet of 22 November 2011 rules no 900 "rules on the receipt of the proof of origin of electricity produced from renewable energy sources". 61. The Cabinet of Ministers until 2018 December 31 issued this law, in the second paragraph of article 36.1 above. 62. The Cabinet of Ministers until 2018 January 1, issued by this law, the provisions referred to in article 30.3. 63. This law 21.1 the sixth and seventh article and article 33 of the fourth and fifth shall enter into force on July 1, 2016. 64. The Cabinet of Ministers until 2016 1 September issue of article 9 of this law the provisions referred to in paragraph 2.3. 65. Article 32 of this law shall enter into force on January 1, 2019. 66. This law, article 18.7 in the first part of the electricity net settlement period that begins January 1, 2016, ending March 31, 2017. " 27. Add to the informative reference to European Union directive to point 7 by the following: ' 7) the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 the 2012/27/EU directives on energy efficiency, amending Directive 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directive 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC ". The Parliament adopted the law of 19 may 2016. The President r. vējonis 2016 in Riga on June 8.