State of compliance
The Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) continued transposing new acquis. The electricity Network Codes are part of secondary regulatory rules. Regulatory criteria based on which derogations from the Codes can be granted are not in place yet. Adoption of the REMIT Regulation and rules for approval of a Nominated Energy Market Operator underline ERO’s commitment to advance energy reforms. On the other hand, the Secretariat monitored shortcomings in the allocation of support for additional 20MW of solar capacity. Also, ERO, since April 2018, delayed market opening several times for customers connected on 35 and 10 kV. Should the vacant chair post not be filled by mid December 2020 when the term of two board members will expire, ERO will lose its decision making quorum which jeopardizes functional independence.