Regulatory authority

State of compliance

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has a high technical profile and continued to demonstrate regulatory independence. The need for approval of ERC’s annual employment plan and the requirement to follow cumbersome selection procedures remain a barrier to attracting human resources. Incorporation of the electricity and gas Network Codes into the national grid code by the system operators as well as full compliance with the Electricity Transparency Regulation should be more effectively enforced by ERC. The definition of criteria based on which derogations from the Network Code Regulations can be granted and the transposition of the REMIT Regulation are pending due to lack of competences. ERC’s chairman currently assumes the position of ECRB President.