The law's content and purpose
paragraph 1 of this law provides for
cost-benefit analyses should be carried out in some cases to
investigate the potential for the use of high-efficiency cogeneration,
district heating or cooling and waste heat from industry.
The law's purpose is to promote an efficient energy supply.
Words and expressions
2 § With extensive upgrading referred to in this law such
upgrade whose cost exceeds 50 per cent of
the investment costs for a new comparable facility.
As a comprehensive upgrade, however, do not install
of equipment for carbon capture at a
The obligation to carry out a cost-benefit analysis
a cost-benefit analysis of paragraph 3 of this law shall be carried out at
the planning of
1. a new thermal power generation plant with a total
rated thermal input exceeding 20 MW,
2. a new industrial plant with a total rated thermal input
more than 20 megawatts of generating usable waste heat,
3. a new network for district heating or cooling, or
4. a new energy production facility with a total rated thermal input
effect on more than 20 megawatts within an existing network for
district heating or cooling.
A cost-benefit analysis shall also be carried out in the planning of
a comprehensive upgrade of such existing facility
referred to in the first subparagraph of paragraph 1, 2 and 4.
The cost-benefit analysis should be performed by the operator or
intends to carry out its activities in the facility that are covered
of the analysis.
What a cost-benefit analysis shall include
4 § a cost-benefit analysis should include an assessment of
the costs and benefits that would arise in the case
1. a thermal power generation plant power plant
a high-efficiency cogeneration plant,
2. an industrial plant power plant so that waste heat
exploited for electricity generation or in a network of district heating
or cooling, or
3. a new network for district heating or cooling, or a
energy production facility in such a network utilizing
waste heat from nearby industrial plants.
section 5 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
shall notify the
1. further provisions on the obligation to perform a
cost-benefit analysis referred to in paragraph 3,
2. regulations on what constitutes a high-efficiency
combined heat and power plant,
3. additional regulations on what a cost-benefit analysis
shall include under paragraph 4,
4. regulations on how a cost-benefit analysis should be carried out,
5. rules on how a cost-benefit analysis should be reported,
6. rules on derogations from the obligations laid down in paragraphs 3 and 4.
section 6 of the authority the Government supervising
over to this Act and the regulations that have been announced in
connection to the law is followed.
section 7 of the regulatory authority may decide the injunctions
needed for the oversight.
An injunction may be subject to a penalty.
Examination of the cost-benefit analysis
section 8 supervisor shall determine whether a cost-benefit analysis
meets the requirements of this Act or of the regulations announced
with the support of the law.
A case for a review of the cost-benefit analysis should be dealt with
section 9 in a case referred to in paragraph 3, the process of building
the planned installation or upgrade does not start
before the supervisory authority has approved a cost-benefit analysis
in respect of the facility.
section 10 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
may provide for fees for the examination and supervision
under this Act, or pursuant to regulations issued by
the support of the law.
section 11 of a supervisory authority under sections 7 and 8 may
be appealed to the administrative court.
Leave to appeal is required for an appeal to the administrative court.