Regulatory Framework

9 February 2012

Resolution 36/2012/E/com: Amendment of Annex A to AEEG resolution no. 11/07 of 18 January 2007, aimed at the introduction of measures applicable in the case of breach of functional and accounting unbundling obligations.

On the basis of consulting document 26/11, AEEG introduced penalties against distribution companies that do not send the required notifications set forth in the unbundling regulation within the terms and according to the procedures established (using the electronic system).

Specifically, AEEG suspended disbursements from the Electricity sector equalisation fund (CCSE) until satisfaction of the obligations, with regard to the notifications concerning:

  • functional unbundling (set of obligations, report on the measures adopted in fulfilment of the set of obligations, annual and long-term infrastructural development plan);
  • accounting unbundling (separate annual accounts).

The provision specifies that the suspension does not apply to CCSE disbursements for which the distribution company merely acts as an intermediary of amounts intended for end customers (e.g. electricity bonus).

 

1 March 2012

Resolution 65/2012/R/eel: Streamlining and standardisation of the content and operating methods of flows of information between electricity distributors and sellers concerning withdrawal point metering data.

Following consulting document 36/11, AEEG:

  • introduced amendments to the regulation on the topic of metering data availability;
  • defined the detailed information contained in flows of information from distributors to sellers, providing withdrawal point metering data.

Resolution 3/2012 then defined the formats of the aforementioned flows of information, as well as the timing for their entry into force, and differentiated them so as to mitigate the impact on the information systems of operators (the first flows, regarding the metering data of scheduled withdrawal points, are planned to begin on 1 February 2013). This resolution also supplemented the provision of resolution 65/2012/R/eel by introducing an indication of whether the metering data passed the distributor’s validation process. That information is provided alongside the metering data attributes already required (“actual” data or “estimated” data).

Likewise, resolution 65/2012/R/eel authorised the Infrastructures Department to initiate the activity of defining the incentive regulation criteria in order to provide users (sellers and end customers) with validated metering data as promptly as possible. 

 

8 March 2012

Resolution 79/2012/R/com: Approval of the Integrated Information System (IIS) regulation.

AEEG approved the Integrated Information System (IIS) regulation.

Furthermore, the timing for accrediting parties identified as System Users has been defined, on the basis of which distribution companies must forward accreditation requests to the Sole Buyer between 1 July and 31 August 2012.

In line with what has already been outlined in consulting document 35/11, the regulation indicates that the IIS Operator is assigned the following roles:

  • Agent of official IIS data, if it is responsible for the data sent in the information flows;
  • Certifier of official data, if the IIS Operator will be responsible for the security and integrity of information entered and exchanged by the system with its Users;
  • Agent for centralised communications, in the event in which the data involved in the information flows channelled through the IIS, will not be the object of the RCU (Official Central Register) of the IIS.

 

Resolution 84/2012/R/eel: Urgent interventions concerning electricity production plants, particularly regarding distributed generation, to ensure the security of the national electricity system.

AEEG intervened in the technical regulation on distributed generation in order to mitigate the impacts on the secure management of the electricity system caused by the significant growth in production from unprogrammable renewable sources.

In particular, with regard to the production plants connected to medium and low voltage networks, it set forth the obligation, by approving amendments made to some annexes to the Terna Network Code, to install specific devices or implement new technical operating rules, thereby assigning to distribution companies the task of informing producers about the provisions introduced and supervising compliance with those provisions by conducting inspections, paying them 200 euros for each inspection conducted.

  

5 April 2012

Resolution 131/2012/R/com: Further provisions for the alignment of the master record data of withdrawal and redelivery points in the availability of the different operators.

The AEEG has introduced changes to the initial records alignment procedure between distributors and vendors defined in Resolution ARG/com 146/11 in order to integrate comments expressed by operators on the critical points emerging from application of the previous provisions. In particular:

  • the use of advanced communications tools is envisaged, compulsory for distributors with over 100,000 withdrawal/redelivery points at 31 December 2011, without prejudice to the option of in any event making additional tools (certified e-mail) available to vendors;
  • the procedure timing has been changed and with more details provided, envisaging:
  • a due date to which records subject to alignment refer (13 July 2012);
  • a deadline for the submission of data by vendors (27 July 2012), extendable by one working week for vendors that have over 100,000 points with the same distributor and agree with the distributor on the submission of batch data;
  • a deadline for alignment tasks completed by distribution companies (14 September 2012).

On publication of Resolution 2/2012 the operating instructions were defined for records alignment information flows, which added further detail to the regulations by envisaging:

  • flow differentiation between the additional safeguards service and the free market;
  • data updating by distributors in compliance with defined prevalence rules;
  • outcome messages sent to the vendor by the distributor regarding checking and alignment tasks;
  • subsequent alignment of data regarding points on which a service request is in progress.

The previous resolution 72/2012/R/com of last 1 March, instead, confirmed the precise flow of alignment with which sellers are required to notify distributors of changes detected in some of the data associated with end customers (identification data of the withdrawal point, compulsory tariff of the distribution service and relative tax rate to be applied). That notification must take place within four working days of the effective date of the change or the date on which the sellers become aware of it, according to the information exchange formats defined in resolution ARG/com 146/11, and shall result in the incorporation into the distributor’s records of the changes reported.

 

Resolution 132/2012/R/com: Provisions on population of the Official Central Register of the Integrated Information System.

AEEG has assigned distributors the task of populating the Official Central Register (OCR) of the Integrated Information System (IIS) with effect from completion of the accreditation stage (31 August 2012) and by 31 December 2012.

The population and subsequent updating of the data will be performed as follows:

  • according to technical specifications published by the Sole Buyer;
  • monthly;
  • based on datasets sent pursuant to art. 36.2 of the TIS (Integrated Code). The initial dataset will be differentiated between end customers on the free market and customers subject to additional safeguards, for the latter envisaging population of the OCR at a later date. 

 

19 April 2012

Resolution 153/2012/R/com: Adoption of preventive and restoration measures in cases of unrequested contracts and activation of electrical energy and/or natural gas supply.

The AEEG has introduced a regulation to combat the phenomenon of signing contracts and activating supplies through unfair commercial practices (i.e. unrequested contracts and activations).

The defined measures, effective from 1 June 2012, regard customers eligible for additional safeguards.

For the distribution companies, the provisions envisage:

  • management of the restoration procedures by accepting claims for cancellation of contract in the case of an “unrequested contract” by the unlawful vendor and subsequent requests to switch from the previous vendor (authorised to retain the POD);
  • monitoring through the AEEG with reference to the number of claims for cancellation of contract in “unrequested contract” cases, in accordance with methods to be defined by the AEEG in a later resolution. 

The vendors’ adoption of restoration procedures is on a voluntary basis and must be made official through notice issued to the AEEG.

 

26 April 2012

Resolution 157/2012/R/eel: Approval of the reference tariffs for the electrical energy distribution service and other provisions on tariffs for electrical energy transmission, distribution and metering services.

The AEEG has published the values of the reference distribution service tariffs for 2012 relating to distribution companies for which available data allowed their calculation (among these Acea Distribuzione). The published reference tariffs are not yet final, and could be subject to recalculation after the distributors have checked the data used by AEEG in the calculation.

In fact, in resolution 3/2012 AEEG indicated that information shall be provided relating to the stratification of financial increases (land, HV distribution lines, HV/MV transformation stations which began operating until 31 December 2007), so as to allow distribution companies to verify the calculation of such reference tariffs.

Among the additional provisions defined by the AEEG in this resolution are:

  • elimination of the regulatory provision which, in reference to interconnection points between distributors, envisaged the application of prices for the distributor based on a monthly reading of the net withdrawal of active energy;
  • publication of the equalisation data of metering service revenue from LV customers, providing a breakdown by customer type of the metering equipment costs;
  • postponement to 30 April 2013 of the deadline by which the AEEG will define the operating methods for managing the equalisation mechanisms.

 

3 May 2012

Resolution 175/2012/R/eel: Review of conventional percentage factors for electricity loss applied to electrical energy input to the LV and MV networks by distributed generation plants.

Further to the proposal contained in consulting document 13/2012/R/eel, the AEEG has defined the values of the standard loss coefficients to be applied to electricity input to LV and MV networks, i.e. 5.1% and 2.4% respectively. 

In defining these values, lower than the coefficients applied to energy drawn from the aforementioned networks, the AEEG has taken into account the losses avoided by distributed generation on the LV and MV networks.

These values are valid for the period 1 July 2012-31 December 2013 and will be subject to review by 30 September 2013, effective from 1 January 2014, if following annual monitoring of the extent of flow reversals there is a significant increase in the phenomenon.

 

18 May 2012

Resolution 188/2012/R/com: Approval of the regulations on handling complaints submitted by operators against a transmission, transport, storage, liquefied natural gas or distribution manager (art. 44, paragraphs 1 and 2, Legislative Decree no. 93 of 1 June 2011).

Further to consulting document 58/2012/E/com, AEEG has approved the regulations on handling complaints filed against a network manager concerning:

  • complaints from entities other than end users and prosumers where the manager is accused of infringing obligations imposed in implementing EU directives on domestic power markets;
  • complaints referring to disputes arising between renewable source energy producers and network managers in relation to provision of the production plant connection service (this replaces the regulations previously defined in Resolution ARG/elt/123/08).

In particular, it is envisaged that before contacting the AEEG the claimant submits a complaint to the network manager, which must provide a justified response within 45 days of the date or receipt or of the receipt advice for the complaint.

 

Resolution 195/2012/R/eel: Approval of the simplified regulations for operation of the indemnity system and related monitoring.

By this provision the AEEG:

  • approved amendments to the Regulation governing operation of the Indemnity System, in force since 1 November 2012 and valid until the Integrated Information System becomes fully operative. In particular, the Regulation defines the operating procedures regarding additional functions that must be managed by the distribution companies;
  • specified certain aspects regarding the timing of deferred billing of the Cmor fee by distribution companies to vendors (to be applied 6 months after the Single Buyer has identified and informs distributors of the Cmor fee payable by an end customer).

 

24 May 2012

Resolution 213/2012/R/eel: Amendments to the provisions of Annex A to AEEG Resolution ARG/elt/107/09 of 30 July 2009 (the Consolidated Settlement Code - TIS) in reference to the economic settlement of load profiling adjustments, calculation of economic items relating to metering data adjustments and aggregation offering incentives.

The AEEG has ordered integration of the notice regarding annual adjustment of energy report figures, requiring distributors to also provide Terna with data on the electrical energy subject to transport billing in relation to the timed supply from withdrawal points subject to additional safeguards.

This data will be used by Terna to calculate the service parameters that determine the amount payable by Terna to distributors for provision of the metering aggregation service.

 

14 June 2012

Resolution 243/2012/E/com: Adoption of the new regulation governing penalty proceedings and procedural methods for assessing commitments.

In defining the new regulation governing penalty proceedings, AEEG introduced rules relating to the presentation of commitments by operators against which a penalty proceeding has been initiated.

The commitments submitted by the party subject to the penalty proceeding, assessed as admissible by AEEG and subsequently published on its website so third parties can send comments, become compulsory for the proposing party once approved by AEEG, and shall result in the closure of the proceeding with no investigation of the alleged infringement.

Furthermore, a simplified procedure was established only for cases in which AEEG is able, already during the initiation proceeding, to determine the amount of the penalty that could be applied; in those situations, the party subject to the measure has the right to terminate the penalty proceeding by paying an amount equal to one-third of the value of the penalty determined in the initiation resolution.

 

21 June 2012

Resolution 260/2012/E/com: Establishment of the Energy customer settlement service and approval of the regulation for initial implementation.

In implementation of the provisions of Legislative Decree 93/11 (transposition of the Third Energy Package), AEEG established the Energy Customer Settlement Service at the Sole Buyer, and defined a temporary regulation.

In particular, it has been established that all customers entitled to additional safeguards - either directly or through a consumers’ or trade association - will be able to access the service in the event of disputes with a seller or distributor.

The end customer may submit a request to initiate the settlement procedure only after sending the complaint to the operator, if the operator responded and that response is deemed unsatisfactory or, in any case, at least 50 calendar days after sending the aforementioned complaint.

The regulation introduced sets forth:

  • that the service will begin on 1 April 2013, with an initial trial period of one year;
  • that settlement will take place electronically, using web instruments;
  • that the service will be free of charge, indicating that the methods for covering the costs incurred by the Sole Buyer shall be defined in subsequent procedures.

With resolution 9/DCOU/2012, AEEG also established a work group aimed at launching the service.

 

5 July 2012

Resolution 280/2012/E/com: Launch of procedure for implementing provisions concerning electricity distribution network development plans.

AEEG launched a procedure aimed at adopting standardised structures and formats for the preparation of development plans by distribution companies, in order to increase control instruments during the distribution network development planning phase and to prepare reporting on investments for the purpose of tariff benefits.

As part of the procedure, AEEG intends to analyse the criteria for identifying investment requirements, assessing investment priorities and assessing the costs and benefits of each planned investment, as well as the procedures for coordinating with Terna S.p.A. and other distribution companies and the methods for presenting and formatting development plans.

 

19 July 2012

Resolution 294/2012/R/eel: Urgent provisions concerning the regulation of temporary connections to MV and LV electricity distribution networks.

AEEG made the following changes to the regulation in force on the topic of temporary MV and LV connections, effective immediately:

  • suspension of the obligation of metering consumption, and therefore of installing meters, for temporary supplies with kWh measured on a lump-sum basis. That measure was already preannounced with resolution 38/2012/R/eel of last 9 February, with which AEEG established that consumption would be calculated on a lump-sum basis for temporary connections for residential use, even in cases in which the meter was installed, although at that time it confirmed the obligation of metering withdrawals; the extension to temporary connections for residential use of the subsidy established until 31 December 2012 for travelling shows concerning the application of the fixed contribution for suspension and restoration of supply due to non-payment pursuant to Table 8, letter a), of the TIC and the fixed fee to cover administrative costs pursuant to Table 2 of the TIC;
  • increase from 30 kW to 40 kW of the required available power limit below which recourse to the criterion of relative expense is avoided in the determination of connection fees;
  • introduction of specific quality indicators for temporary connections (TIQE);
  • application of the rapid estimate by the seller for energization, increasing or decreasing the power of existing temporary connections, for powers available before and after activation or a change within 40 kW.

 

26 July 2012

Resolution 311/2012/R/eel: Determination of electricity distribution service continuity trend levels in areas subject to special incentives and areas subject to deceleration of incentives.

The starting and target levels have been determined for the years 2012-2015 for each area (in high, medium and low concentration) of the distribution companies to which the regulation incentivising the duration and number of outages without advance warning is applied.

With reference to ACEA Distribuzione, the starting level of outages for LV users:

  • is above the target duration levels defined for 2012 in all areas; 
  • is below the target number levels defined for 2012 in all areas.

AEEG also identified the areas - with a 2012 starting level one and a half times above the target level to be reached by 2015 - for which there shall be an extra remuneration if the target level set forth for 2015 is met.

For ACEA Distribuzione, that special incentive regards the annual duration of outages per BV user:

  • in high concentration, where the starting level is 41.28 minutes (compared to a target level of 25 minutes);
  • in low concentration, where the starting level is 95.47 minutes (compared to a target level of 60 minutes in 2015).

 

2 August 2012

Resolution 336/2012/R/eel: Amendments to Annex A of resolution Arg/elt 198/11 of 29 December 2011, concerning automatic reimbursements to users for extended outages and LV supplies.

With regard to service quality, AEEG changed the TIQE, and established:

  • the application of Standard CEI 8-6 concerning supply voltages in LV distribution networks;
  • the exclusion of the automatic reimbursement for so-called extended outages for LV users, also applicable to outages caused by orders given for inspections relating to the user’s plant or the user.

 

Resolution 338/2012/R/eel: Determination of the amount of the equalisation of the marketing costs for electricity distribution, incurred for LV customers for the year 2009.

AEEG disclosed the amount of the equalisation of the marketing costs for electricity distribution, incurred for LV customers for the year 2009.

For Acea Distribuzione, that amount is zero. AEEG specified that it had not recognised to the company the costs linked to the “Shared technical remote control, maintenance and technical services operating function”, attributed to the sector “commercial transactions instrumental to the provision of the distribution service and activities aimed at the creation of energy balances on the distribution networks”.

Resolution 339/2012/R/eel: Urgent provisions concerning the service for metering electricity produced and input to networks and additions to AEEG resolution no. 88/07 and annex B to resolution ARG/elt 199/11 (TIME).

 

With regard to production plants which began operating after 27 August 2012, AEEG introduced some changes concerning the responsibility for the service of metering energy input and produced, and established that:

  • distributors are responsible for installing and maintaining meters for all LV production plants and for MV and HV production plants with nominal power of up to 20 kW;
  • distributors are always responsible for the meter reading and validation service, and metering devices installed by production plant owners (when they are responsible for installation) must be compatible with the distributors’ remote control systems.

Furthermore, by 30 November of each year, the distributors are required to publish and send to the Authority the fee planned for the subsequent year for cases in which the producer - although responsible for installation and maintenance - decides to rely on the distributor for the aforementioned activities.

Resolution 350/2012/R/eel: Application methods of the compensation regime for the electricity supply costs incurred by domestic customers with serious health conditions.

 

AEEG introduced changes to the electricity bonus regulation for customers with serious health conditions pursuant to the Interministerial Decree of 28 December 2007, in application of Ministry of Health decree of 13 January 2011. In short:

  • Annex A to resolution ARG/elt 117/08 shall be replaced beginning on 1 January 2013;
  • a new compensation mechanism is introduced, which identifies 3 groups of average annual consumption associated with each life-saving device and differentiated on the basis of the power used (more or less than 3 kW);
  • before disbursing the bonus, the distributor is still required to check compliance with the conditions for compensation eligibility, with reference to all information available, so that it is aligned with that of the seller;
  • the obligation for distribution companies to publicise the AEEG provisions, also on their websites, is confirmed.

 

20 September 2012

Resolution 367/2012/R/efr: Assessment of the fulfilment of specific updated energy-saving objectives for liable distributors in 2011 and provisions to the Electricity Sector Equalisation Fund regarding the payment of the tariff contribution.

AEEG determined the size of the tariff contribution to be paid to distribution companies for fulfilment of the primary energy-saving objective set for 2011.

With reference to Acea Distribuzione, an amount of 13,462,003 euros was recognised.

 

27 September 2012

Resolution 394/2012/E/rht: Reorganisation of provisions concerning monitoring precise compliance with the prohibition against transfer of the surtax, pursuant to article 81, paragraph 18, of Decree Law no. 112 of 25 June 2008, converted with amendments into Law no. 133 of 6 August 2008.

AEEG reorganised the provisions concerning monitoring compliance with the prohibition against transferring the IRES surtax. The regulation in question - which also applies to distribution companies - replaces the previous provisions on this topic (resolutions VIS 109/08 and VIS 133/09).

Specifically with regard to the AEEG’s measure, please note:

  • the change in the legislative reference for access to the simplified regime, which makes it possible to communicate the value of revenues and of energy distributed on a half-yearly basis by sending one annual notice (within 45 days of the statutory deadline for approval of the annual financial statements). The reference is now the provision regarding turnover thresholds issued by the Antitrust Authority in implementation of art. 16 of Law 287/90. The Antitrust Authority updated that turnover threshold for the year 2011 in its provision of 12 September 2012, setting it at 474 million euros;
  • the possibility for operators and interested parties to submit comments and proposals within 60 days of the publication date of the provision in question, in order to improve and supplement regulations on this topic.

 

15 November 2012

Resolution 475/2012/E/com: Additions and amendments to AEEG resolution 260/2012/E/com of 21 June 2012 regarding the energy customer settlement service for the purpose of establishing a list of operators participating in settlement procedures. 

Based on a proposal made during the work group launched in July 2012, AEEG has established that a list of operators that voluntarily participate in out-of-court dispute settlement procedures will be provided on its website (by 1 April 2013).

The list will be divided into two separate sections, for sellers and distributors, and participating operators will be able to indicate the settlement procedures offered to end customers, including those based on the so-called joint model.

Voluntary participation requires each operator to participate for at least as long as the total period expected for the trial initiation of the settlement service established by AEEG (the duration of which has been set at 6 months) and in any case for no less than two years. In a subsequent resolution, AEEG shall define the methods for operators to communicate participation in the list, as well as for publishing and updating it.

 

29 November 2012 – Resolution 500/2012/R/eel: Determination of bonuses and penalties relative to continuity recovery amounts of electricity distribution services for 2011. 

AEEG calculated the amounts relating to application of the incentive regulation for distribution service continuity for 2011.

As regards Acea Distribuzione, the incentive came to 5,490,337 euros. That amount is the result of the incentive earned (7,390,758 euros), minus the penalty (1,900,421 euros).

 

20 December 2012

Resolution 548/2012/E/com: Approval of the new Regulation of the energy consumer Protection Office for processing complaints and amendment to the Regulation governing methods for covering Consumer Protection Office costs.

Effective 1 January 2013, AEEG approved the new Consumer Protection Office Regulation relating to complaints processing, and established that:

  • the deadline for the provider to respond to a request for information by the Consumer Protection Office is 20 working days, without a reminder being sent if a response is not received;
  • the Consumer Protection Office sends quarterly reports to AEEG, used to monitor the quality of providers’ responses, and calculates the following indicators: 
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    1. the punctuality of responses (PR): for each provider, equal to the ratio between the number of responses received (complete and not provisional) by the Consumer Protection Office by the established deadline, and the number of requests sent by that Office;
    2. no response (AR): equal to the ratio between the number of information requests for which no response was received and the number of information requests sent;
  • the Office can forward the information request even in the event of irregular complaints, provided the identifying information of the withdrawal point and of the associated customer are noted, and provided at least one of the following conditions is satisfied:
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    • suspension of electricity supply;
    • failure to disburse the social bonus requested by the customer who fulfils all requirements set forth by regulations;
    • the customer has already sent a written complaint without waiting for the deadlines for response from the provider and the Office recognises the danger of serious and irreparable damage for the customer.

 

Resolution 551/2012/R/eel: Amendments to the integrated code of the quality of electricity distribution and metering services.

With the amendments introduced to the TIQE, AEEG partially implemented the proposals set forth in consulting document 452/2012/R/eel concerning:

  • value of the incentive for reducing the number of MV users considered “not well served” (article 42 of the TIQE): amendments were not made to the current incentive regulation on the reduction of “not well served” users, and the current mechanism, which envisages verifying the reduction target and possibly disbursing the bonus during each year of the regulatory period, remains unchanged;
  • checking the supply voltage at the user’s request (articles 94 and 95 of the TIQE): the proposal to avoid checking the supply voltage at the user’s request was confirmed, if the distribution company already knows that the value of the supply voltage on the requesting user’s supply line is not within the limits governed by article 62 of the TIQE (reference to standard CEI 8-6). In particular, with respect to the management of such cases, AEEG established that:
    • addition to the second-level outage causes (article 7 and table 3 of the TIQE).
  • in the notice to be sent to the user after the request is made, it is sufficient to only indicate non-compliance with the normal voltage value pursuant to standard CEI 8-6;
  • the standard timing for restoring the normal supply voltage value should begin from the date on which the user requests verification.

The amendments relating to the execution of supply voltage verifications and the registration of outage causes have been in force since 21 December 2012.

 

Resolution 559/2012/R/eel: Review of conventional percentage loss factors applied to electrical energy drawn from the LV and MV networks and provisions concerning the equalisation of network losses.

The main change set forth in resolution 559/2012/R/eel regards the reduction to 4% of the loss coefficient of energy withdrawn at MV withdrawal points, beginning on 1 January 2013. AEEG decided to reduce that coefficient by a lesser extent than what was proposed during the consultation, partially accepting the comments made by operators concerning the need to take commercial losses on MV networks into consideration as well.

In order to protect the economic-financial balance of distributors with actual loss levels higher than standard losses, the loss differential equalisation mechanism was changed temporarily, for 2012, and a calculation algorithm was defined based on which:

  • less efficient distributors will pay CCSE half of the equalisation balance that they would have had to pay;
  • the more efficient distributors, on the other hand, will receive a contribution equal to the lesser of their actual equalisation balance and a weighted value, linked to the balances achieved by the mechanism at a national level.

AEEG’s goal is to ensure a method for equalisation between distribution companies which is consistent with the actual operation of the networks and with the effective results achieved by operators in managing losses, by determining loss coefficients of the energy withdrawn by distribution company.

 

Resolution 565/2012/R/eel: Update of the tariffs and economic terms for the supply of the connection service for 2013 and other provisions relating to the supply of electricity transmission, distribution and measurement services.

By means of this measure, besides updating the tariffs for the supply of electricity transmission, distribution and measurement services for 2013, as well as the economic terms for the supply of the connection service, AEEG established:

  • the continued maintenance in 2013 of the monomial structure of CTR and TRAS fees, and only updated the value of the energy component and set the value of the power quota at zero;
  • more regulatory systematization of the electricity metering service, supplementing the TIME with some provisions regarding meter planning, meter reading obligations as well as the provision of data, until this point included in the TIV;
  • the postponement of implementation of the process of giving Terna responsibility for the metering service along the National Grid perimeter, extending to 30 June 2013 the operator’s deadline for handing over the national distribution grid, representing all interconnection points along the National Grid perimeter;
  • adjustment (downwards) of the 2012 value of the portions of elements MIS1(INS), MIS3(INS) and σ1(mis), pursuant to table 6 of the TIME, needed to calculate revenues relative to the installation and maintenance of electronic meters in metering equalisation;
  • the extension to 31 December 2013 of the subsidy provided for temporary connections for travelling shows and the related domestic uses, regarding the application of the fixed contribution for suspension and restoration of supply due to non-payment and the fixed fee to cover administrative costs, to replace the lump-sum fees.

 

Resolution 570/2012/R/efr: Integrated code of the methods and technical-economic terms for the supply of the on-site exchange service: conditions for 2013.

The new regulation for the supply of the on-site exchange service shall be applied to all production plants, including those that are already operating, beginning in 2013. Therefore, AEEG repealed the previous resolution ARG/elt 74/08, which shall remain valid only to enable the national grid operator (GSE) to calculate the adjustment for the year 2012 to be disbursed to users of on-site exchange.

The main changes made to the regulation on the topic regard:

  • the amendment of the methods for calculating contributions in favour of on-site exchange users;
  • the introduction of additional information obligations for distribution companies (notification of the tariff type of the withdrawal point in addition to the metering data of the energy input and withdrawn);
  • the introduction of penalties for distribution companies if they delay in communicating tariff type information and metering data, to be paid to the Fund by specific deadlines.