Successful mediation under the Energy Community Dispute Settlement Rules

27 July 2017

The Energy Community Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre conducted the first mediation as part of the Energy Community dispute settlement procedure.  The dispute arose out of an alleged incompliance with Energy Community law of two environmental permits of two thermal power plants in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (TPP Banovići and TPP Tuzla). The mediation session, facilitated by Ms Anne-Karin Grill of Schönherr Attorneys at Law, took place on 27 July in Vienna. 

A settlement agreement was signed on the same day. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina agreed to change the two permits to comply with the requirements of Chapter III and Annex V of Directive 2010/75/EU on industrial emissions for new plants.