Act of 18 December 2013 amending the Electricity Act 1998 (Volume correction of net charges for the energy intensive industry)
We Willem-Alexander, at the grace of God, King of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange-Nassau, etc. etc. etc.
All of them, who will see or hear these, saluut! do know:
In this regard, we have taken the view that a volume correction should be applied to the network tariffs for energy-intensive companies in order to express their contribution to the stability of the net;
It is true that we, the Department of Consultative Affairs of the Council of State, and with the mean consultations of the States-General, have found and understand the same as We approve and understand:
1 In 2014, the network manager, intended to Article 1, first paragraph, part k, of the Electricity Act 1998 , the owner of a closed distribution system, intended in Article 15 (5) of that Law and the producer, intended to Article 9h of that Act , the rate, for the purpose of Article 30, first paragraph, of that Act for a customer as intended in Article 29, seventh paragraph of that Act with the percentage referred to in paragraph 7 of that Law on the basis of Article 29 (7) of that Law.
2 The Consumer and Market Authority may correct the rates applicable in the year t with the loss of income generated by the net operator of the high voltage network by applying the correction on the basis of the first paragraph.
3 The method adopted by the Consumer and Market Authority on the basis of Article 41e, of the Electricity Act 1998 as it has been established until 31 December 2014, has been established for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016, shall be deemed to be established on the basis of Article 41, first paragraph, part b, of that Act .
4 In tariff decisions referred to in Article 41c, First paragraph, of the Electricity Act 1998 the Authority may deviate from the way in which the estimated costs as referred to in the Article 41b, Second paragraph, of the Electricity Act 1998 be determined on the basis of the methodology established for the years 2015 and 2016 under Article 41, first paragraph, part a, of the Electricity Act 1998 to the extent that is necessary in relation to this Act.
1 Article I, Parts E, Part 2 and J , and Article II shall enter into force from 1 January 2014. If the Official Gazette issued this law is issued after 31 December 2013, it shall enter into force from the day following the date of issuance of the Official Gazette in which it is placed and shall return to work until 1 January 2014.
2 Article I, Parts A, B, C, D, E, Part 1, F, G, H, I, K, L and M shall enter into force from 1 January 2015.
Burdens and orders that it will be placed in the Official Gazette and that all ministries, authorities, colleges and public servants who so far as to do so will keep their hands on the precise execution.
Wassenaar, 18 December 2013
The Minister for Economic Affairs,
H.G.J. KampIssued the 23rd of December 2013
The Minister for Security and Justice,
I. W. Opstelten