Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1991
Date Amended:

2005, 2006, 2007, 2013

Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Energy Utilities
Agency:Ministry of Economic Development
Legal References:For Law 10/91: Legislative Decree 192/05 and 311/2006; Law 239/2004; Law 90/2013. For Law 9/91: Legislative Decree 4/08; Law 179/2002; Financial Law 2007;

Law 9/91 and Law 10/91 achieved great success in promoting distributed electricity generation and preparing the conditions needed for a liberalised electricity market. Industrial companies and municipal utilities were allowed to produce power for their own needs and excess electricity generated would be bought by the national grid.

The Laws, along with CIP 6/92, are concerned with the rational use of energy, energy saving, renewable energy sources and assimilated sources. Law 9/91 created reference rules for the electricity sector with the goal of implementing Italys National Energy Policies (PEN). It regulates institutional aspects and fiscal dispositions on:

• hydro-electricity,

• hydrocarbons,

• geothermal,

• auto-production,

• energy saving and

• renewable sources.

The law also obliges the Regions to set up regional energy plans. The law no. 10, issued jointly with the L. 9/91, had the following objectives:

• to improve energy transformation processes;

• to reduce energy consumption;

• to improve the environmental compatibility of the energy use under the same conditions of service done.

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