Energy News – 52nd Issue-EU acquis

Energy News – 52nd Issue-EU acquis

EnC: Implementation of the EU acquis on VAT

On 28 August 2017, the Energy Community (EnC) Secretariat published a study analysing the need for implementation of EU acquis on value-added-tax (VAT) in the EnC’s Contracting Parties (CP). The key findings of the Study support the harmonization of CPs legislation and practices in VAT legislation based on the respective EU acquis. The harmonization is expected to benefit cross-border cooperation and market integration in general.


ENTSOG: TSOs Publish Southern Corridor Gas Regional Investment Plan 2017-2026

On 19 September 2017, the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, representing the Southern Corridor Region, published the third edition of their Gas Regional Investment Plan (SC GRIP). The SC GRIP for 2017- 2026, drafted in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation (EC) 715/2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks, is based on the SC GRIPs of 2012 and 2014, complements the Ten Year Network Development Plan 2017 and is consistent with the latter.

EU: Court of Justice Rules on Spanish Law regarding Taxation of Energy products and Electricity

On 20 September 2017, the First Chamber of Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its Decision on a
request for preliminary ruling submitted by the High Court of Justice of Castilla- La Mancha, Spain (Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Castilla-La Mancha), in the context of an action brought to it by, on the one hand, Elecdey Carcelen SA, Energías Eólicas de Cuenca SA, Iberenova Promociones SAU and Iberdrola Renovables Castilla La Mancha SA, and, on the other hand, the Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla-La Mancha (Autonomous Community of Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain) concerning a levy imposed on wind power plants designed to produce electricity.

Ukraine: Different Amendments Concerning RES Developers

On 14 September 2017, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) issued Resolution No. 1118 on Approval of Amendments to the Model Power Purchase Agreement. On 29 August 2017, NEURC abolished its controversial Resolution No. 148 of 31 January 2017 on Setting the Value of the Cost Per Unit for Non-Standard Grid Connection of Electrical Installations for 2017.

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