Serbian government passes bill on energy

15. July 2011. / Uncategorized

 

The Serbian government passed Thursday a new bill on energy and decided to forward it urgently to the parliament for adoption, head of the government’s media relations office Milivoje Mihajlovic said on the same day.

The Serbian government passed Thursday a new bill on energy and decided to forward it urgently to the parliament for adoption, head of the government’s media relations office Milivoje Mihajlovic said on the same day.

At a press conference following the goverment’s session, he said that the bill on energy envisaged carrying out energy sector reforms fully in line with EU legislation. The new law will facilitate conditions for investment in energy and this will strengthen Serbia’s energy capacities, Mihajlovic said.

The draft law on energy envisages that Serbia’s Energy Agency should regulate the prices of electricity and gas in Serbia starting from next year. The new law will liberalize electricity market, as big buyers will from 2013 be able to buy electricity from suppliers they choose due to the opening of the electricity market, and the same will be valid for households from the beginning of 2015.

The bill envisages that the transmission and distribution of electricity remain under state control and competition will not be introduced in that area, but only in the areas of production and supply. The main goals of the document are promoting security of energy supply, increasing market competition, increasing consumers protection, promoting energy efficiency and improving conditions for investment in the energy sector.

Source emg.rs

 

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