EU & WBs / Albania Energy Investment Updates

EU & WBs / Albania Energy Investment Updates

Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC

ACERC is a think tank centre with focus on the Albania energy market and its integration in the regional IEM. The Acerc mission base on the in-depth knowledge of EU and regional energy law and policy and strives to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and effective integration as well as efficient use of energy resources.

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main activities briefly consists in build-up collaborations and supports to market players in study researches such as the certificate reports, articles and periodicals. The transfer of high expertise through building-up institutional capacities by national and regional training courses, seminars and conferences. The institutional representation and integration within framework of the forum of Albanian School of Regulation.

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New Albanian Law on Renewables accommodates concerns by RES producers, by ECS, 03 Feb 2017

AEI Updates 2016Posted by Adv. Lorenc Gordani, PhD Fri, February 03, 2017 11:01:13

Yesterday the Parliament of Albania passed the Law on Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources. The draft law was challenged by the operators of small hydropower plants in the country, as it changes the regulatory regime and support scheme hitherto applicable. This was the culmination of a long-standing dispute with the Government.

The Secretariat’s Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Centre facilitated the negotiations between the producers and the Albanian government and parliamentary committee. A compromise solution was found in December 2016, which served as a basis for a special provision now incorporated within the new law. Part of the compromise is that the Secretariat will be involved in the setting of the methodology for the calculation of the support scheme applicable to existing producers.

“The Secretariat emphasises the importance of the adoption of a final solution that is acceptable to all stakeholders involved. We hope that the compromise found will positively affect legal certainty and improve both compliance with the acquis and investor confidence,” said Deputy Director Dirk Buschle.

The Secretariat will now verify the adopted law’s compliance with the Energy Community acquis.

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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact the author at the lorenc_gordani@albaniaenergy.org.



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