Romania: Tax-free connection of non-residential consumers to electricity grid, SEE Energy News
The procedure regarding the connection to the electricity grid of public interest of the consumption places belonging to the non-residential end-customers, through connection installations with lengths up to 2,500 meters was approved by The National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE).
Thus, the costs with the design and execution of the connection installation of the consumption places owned by such consumers, with a length of up to 2,500 meters, are borne by the distribution operators.
The deadline for the completion of the connection activities of the respective places of consumption imposed by law is of 90 days from the date of obtaining the agreement or authorization for the connection installation, including its reception and commissioning.
Users have the obligation, by the date of the conclusion by the distribution operator of the contract for the execution of the connection installation, to complete the installation of use (the objective at the place of consumption) and to submit the file of the finalized installation.
The costs of distribution operators will be recognized in the distribution tariffs. At the same time, the non-residential user concludes with the distribution operator a connection contract by which it undertakes to use the place of consumption and to keep its destination for a period of 5 years from the commissioning of the connection installation. If the non-residential customer does not comply with the provisions assumed by the contract, it is obliged to return to the distribution operator the value of the design and execution of the connection installation, in proportion to the period left unused.