site.btaParliament Passes Conclusively Amendments to Energy from Renewable Sources Act
The National Assembly Friday adopted conclusively amendments to the Energy from Renewable Sources Act. Under the revisions, the Minister of Environment and Water together with the ministers of Energy, of Regional Development and Public Works, of Transport and Communications, and of Agriculture and Food will elaborate a plan determining the priority zones for the development of sites producing electricity from wind energy.
The Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) determines the preferential prices for the purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES) produced by energy sites with a total installed power of up to 30 kW, including such to be built on roofs and facades of buildings connected to the electricity distribution network and on their property on urbanized territories, the MPs decided. Until now, the EWRC determined the preferential prices for electricity from RES produced by energy sites with a total installed power of under 500 kW.
The amendments introduce tacit consent for the issue of construction permits for electricity and heating production installations using solar energy for personal use with a total installed power of 20 to 50 kW in buildings on urbanized territories, including on roofs and facades and adjacent real estates.
The end client can become a consumer of personal electricity energy from RES. He can produce, store, use, and sell the excess quantities of produced energy, the amendments read. The end clients, including households, can participate in a community for renewable energy that too can sell the excess quantities of energy.
The revisions ease the joining procedures for producers of electricity from RES with a total installed power of up to 1 MW. The procedures should take six months from the application submission to the conclusion of the contract.