Regulatory authority

State of compliance

The National Agency for Energy Regulation (ANRE) was exposed to interventions which challenged its independence during this reporting period. An amendment of the Law on the Court of Auditors suggested competence of that body to assess ANRE’s performance. On technical level, ANRE demonstrated expertise, even if taking a conservative approach in fully exploiting its legal powers. ANRE adopted the gas and electricity Network Codes. Adoption of the REMIT Regulation is pending as are regulatory criteria based on which derogations from the electricity Network Codes can be granted. ANRE showed commitment to settle a dispute on gas losses mediated by the Secretariat.