Vice President ANRE: We will liberalize the energy market through secondary legislation

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The National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) is no longer waiting for Parliament to legislate the timetable for liberalizing the electricity market and will amend the secondary legislation so that the quantities allocated by producers to the regulated market will gradually decrease and, on July 1, 2021, the market to be completely liberalized, Zoltan Nagy-Bege, ANRE vice president, said on Tuesday.

“With the investments we have made in renewables, we will reach the targets for 2020, but the big question mark is what awaits us next. The National Energy and Climate Change Plan has to be negotiated until December. But for two months we have no more minister with whom we have constructive discussions and neither Parliament responds to the signals we gave in July. So two things happened in July: the reasoned opinion from the European Commission on natural gas and the publication in the Official Journal of the EU Regulation 943 and Directive 944,” Bege said at a conference.

He stressed that ANRE notified the specialized committees in Parliament that amendments to GEO 114 should be adopted as a matter of urgency, so that the new liberalization calendars were legislated.

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