The next regulatory period should start on January 1, 2024 for another 4 years, but there is a real chance that this regulatory period will be delayed by a year, said Zoltán Nagy-Bege, director general with the National Regulatory Authority in the field of Energy (ANRE), General Directorate for renewable sources, cogeneration and thermal energy.
“The next regulatory period should start on January 1, 2024 for another 4 years. This year is the end of the 4th regulatory period and normally, look, we’re in the middle of the year, at this time it should have been discussed the principles of the new methodology for this regulatory period between the network operators, respectively the Authority. I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that we are in a certain delay and I think there is a real chance that this regulatory period will be delayed by a year. It will be the decision of the ANRE management if they undertake to enter this regulatory period from January 1, 2024, if they manage to establish the principles that will be the basis of this period and the mechanisms and specifically the methodology, but the stake is very, very high, because, as I said, in addition to these investments that must be made in the networks, investments that will be recognized based on these methodologies, on these principles, we must recognize that especially at the distribution level, their role, the role of the distributors, must change very, very much,” said Zoltán Nagy-Bege, according to Agerpres.
He said that they “slowly will have to assume the role of local system operators.”