The provisions of the amendment of the law on the capacity market on July 23, 2021 shall enter into force. Expands the pool of fixed-rate customers who will pay a flat fee for capacity – reminding the Bureau of Energy Regulation.
- The amount we pay as part of the energy fee depends on our energy demand balance
- These changes will take effect in 2028. Until then, there is a transition period
- The new regulations also introduce the possibility of secondary trading in capacity commitment
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The amendment introduces – as confirmed by the ERO – a model in which the amount of energy charges for all energy consumers, including households, is set from January 1, 2028 It will depend on the individual consumption curve, that is, the difference between energy consumption in peak hours and consumption in the remaining hours of the day.
According to the bureau, such a solution is to encourage energy consumers to consciously consume electricity throughout the day, and thus may improve the energy demand balance, which in turn will increase the security of energy supply.
In the transition period until the end of 2027, there will be a division into fixed-rate recipients Energy Fee Amount It depends on the annual consumption of electricity, and other energy, which will depend on the energy consumption in the hours announced by the head of the ERO as peak demand hours.
Amendments to the law on the capacity market – what else will change?
The amendment changes the method for calculating the penalties for delaying the operation of the unit from a fixed value of 15%. The monthly value of the capacity commitment for the progressive system: from 5% in the first year to 15%. per second, up to 25 percent. The monthly value of the capacity obligation in the third year of supply. It also offers, among other things, the possibility of adjusting the maximum capacity of the new generation capacity market unit by no more than 5%. upon completion of the investment.
New regulations introduce the possibility of secondary trading in capacity obligation, which – in the opinion of the ERO – should enable the effective functioning of the secondary market through better management of risks related to the possibility of failure and penalties for non-performance of capacity contracts. These regulations assume, among other things, that a capacity supplier, as part of transactions in the secondary market, may transfer the capacity obligation to another unit in the capacity market after the completion of additional auctions. The Public Procurement Law will not apply to contracts the subject of which is secondary trade with a capacity obligation. Units that started commercial operations before July 4, 2019 and do not meet the emissions limit will have the opportunity to participate in the secondary market.
The modification also contains a number of regulations regarding energy storage. Unifies concepts in energy law, includes repository in the definition of a physical generating unit and adds energy storage to the list of entities that pay capacity fees.
The amendment, in line with European regulations, closes out the possibility of participating in capacity market auctions for generating units that do not meet the CO2 emissions limit of 550g per kWh of electricity generated. This clause applies to new generation units that started commercial operations before July 4, 2019.
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