Electricity storage – legal regulation under the new Electricity Supply Act
Jadek & Pensa Law Office has prepared a structured overview of the provisions in respect to the electricity storage for the Lexology web-based portal. The beforementioned provisions are included in the latest draft proposal of the Electricity Supply Act (the »ESA«), dated 6 October 2020, which were recently put out for public consultation by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Republic of Slovenia.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Republic of Slovenia has recently put out for public consultation a draft proposal of the Electricity Supply Act of 6 October 2020 (the ‘ESA’). ESA is supposed to implement into the Slovenian legislation the EU regulations from the so-called ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package that refer to the functioning of the electricity market (Directive (EU) 2019/944 on common rules for the internal market for electricity). In addition, ESA will regulate the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/941 on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector, Regulation (EU) 2019/943 on the internal market for electricity, and Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action.
In accordance with the Directive (EU) 2019/944, some areas will be regulated by the ESA entirely anew, e.g. aggregation services, advanced metering, active customers and energy communities, energy poverty, end user rights, and system service obligations. From the aspect of encouraging transition to a green and carbon-neutral economy, one of the important novelties introduced by the new regulation is legal regulation of electricity storage activity.
One of the most important novelties introduced by the ESA is the classification of energy storage as one of the electricity activities, which will probably also improve the legal certainty and predictability for market participants. In addition to the beforementioned, ESA will also introduce legal classification and definition of energy storage, the concept of an active customer and provisions in respect to the connection of energy storage facilities and RES generation facilities to the system.
A complete overview of new provisions in respect to electricity storage is available on https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d3e031a1-05ac-488c-b7de-a163834afde2.