The Electricity Law (No. 318/2003)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 28 November 2012

The Electricity Law No. 318/2003 creates the regulatory framework for the electricity sector of Romania. Objective of the law is to ensure sector stability and transparency, competitiveness of the electricity market, assure clear system of electricity tariffs prices and taxation, diversification of primary energy sources, promotion of the renewable energy sources, security of the electricity supply and sustainable development of the national economy.

Law regulates activities and duties of Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority –ANRE, matter of licenses and concessions, electricity transmission and distribution.

In chapter V law clarifies what are renewable energy sources in legal understanding in Romania. Matter of REs access to the national grid is being regulated by ANRE.

In 2007 Law was abrogated by The Electricity Law (No. 13/2007) which was further amended in 2012.

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