The Institute for Energy Management is organizing a round table dedicated to the topic “Electricity networks and network services – challenges to the energy transition and market liberalization”, which will be held today at 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Hotel Sofia, the organizers announced.
MPs, representatives of state institutions and regulatory bodies, representatives of local authorities, business organizations, energy companies, NGOs, scientific units, experts are invited to participate.
In recent years, the topic of the role of electricity networks has been discussed many times, the organizers remind. According to the Energy Management Institute, the recent amendments to the Renewable Energy Act and the Energy Act, however, not only introduced a new type of legal figures, but also focused on a new type of relationship between energy market participants. The main emphasis in these amendments was related to the promotion of electricity production from renewable energy sources, as well as the active involvement of consumers in the energy market, incl. and through the so-called energy communities.
In this context, an attempt was made to upgrade the existing regulatory framework, which in turn requires a corresponding adaptation of the regulatory regime. Regardless of the fact that the amendments to the legislation reflect European trends and are related to the development of the electricity market, there are still a number of open questions, both from a formal point of view and the practical application of the newly established legal framework, according to the Energy Management Institute.
The aim of the round table is to emphasize precisely these challenges, by proposing concrete steps to overcome them, according to the organizers from the Institute of Energy Management.