The Network Industries Regulatory Office has opened a public consultation for the coming period
The Network Industries Regulatory Office (“ÚRSO”) has presented for public consultation a revised version of the regulatory policy for the 6th regulatory period (January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2027) for the electricity sectors, gas, thermal energy and water (“utility sector”). The proposal covers the entire chain of activities, from production to operation of infrastructure (transport, transport, distribution, sale, storage, etc.) and delivery to the end customer. Regulated entities, experts and consumers have until January 15, 2022 to comment on the document.
The proposal reflects the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package, the next ‘gas package’, the ‘clean energy for all Europeans’ winter energy package as well as the experience gained during the fifth period regulation of public services. The proposal also promotes climate-friendly business models and technologies as well as innovation in public services. It also regulates the main objectives to be pursued in the regulation of public services as well as the scope and modalities of its exercise.
After the public consultation period, the GRD will carry out an assessment and publish the report of the submissions no later than February 28, 2022. Subsequently, the document will be made available to the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of the Environment. Economy of the Slovak Republic. After the adoption of the regulatory policy by the Regulatory Board, the ÚRSO will prepare proposals for new regulatory ordinances that will set the general framework, for the sixth regulatory period starting on January 1, 2023.