On 1 September an amendment to the Power Market Act came into force. The changes impose a ban on participation in power market auctions by entities that do not meet the CO2 emission limit and concern the rules of calculation of rates and collection of power fee.
According to the new regulations, only entities that do not exceed the CO2 emission level of 550 g/kWh of generated electricity will be able to participate in the auctions.
Generating units that began generating before July 4, 2019, will be able to participate in the market even if they do not meet these parameters – but without compensation from the capacity market.
By virtue of the amendment, the GROUP of lump-sum consumers, i.e. those who can pay a lump-sum power fee, has been EXPANDED.
At the same time, as of 1 January 2028 the amount of the lump sum fee will depend on the consumption curve, i.e. the difference between energy consumption during peak demand hours and consumption during the remaining hours of the day.
The new rates will be determined by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.
THE NEW RATES WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ENERGY REGULATORY OFFICE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. They will become effective as of January 1, 2022.