Investors may review expert reports on the effect of electrical connections
The Court of Competition and Consumer Protection has broken the power companies’ monopoly on information about the condition of the power grid in proceedings seeking a connection to the grid.
Proposal for Renewable Energy Sources Act
The proposed new Renewable Energy Sources Act would significantly change the system of support for electricity produced in Poland from renewable resources.
Gas Law proposal
In the last issue we discussed the proposed new Energy Law. Now it is time to turn to the second element in the package of energy legislation presented in December 2011 by the Polish Ministry of Economy.
Proposed new Energy Law with a focus on electricity
At the end of 2011 the Polish utility sector received a present from the government in the form of a long-awaited package of proposed energy legislation. How could it change the rules of the market?
Weronika Pelc: Rising electricity prices reflect the cost of compliance with EU requirements
An interview with Weronika Pelc, who heads the Energy Law practice at Wardyński & Partners, about changes in the law and the prospects for growth of the utility industry.
How many transmission system operators in Poland?
The Third European Energy Liberalisation Package permits the existence of multiple transmission system operators for electricity and gas. Under current Polish law, however, there has been only one operator for each system.
PGE will not acquire Energa
Even though PGE argued that its acquisition of Energa would have positive effects, such as increased national energy security for Poland, the Polish competition authority found that any benefits would not outweigh the restrictions…
Reclassification of natural gas transmission lines
Thanks to a new EU definition of “transmission,” some high-pressure gas pipelines will be treated as distribution pipelines exempt from restrictive regulations.
New rules for sale of electricity
The requirement to sell electricity on the commodities exchange, on an online trading platform and in the form of an open tender is about to go into effect.
Price regulation on a competitive gas market
Setting rates for energy companies is not inconsistent with achieving competition on the energy market, but not all price interventions by regulators are legally permissible.