‘Disruption’ plan published in government gazette

The country’s “disruption management” plan, to enable energy cost savings for major-scale industry in exchange for shifting energy usage to off-peak hours whenever required by IPTO, the power grid operator, has been published in the government gazette.

A Transitional Supply Security Fee of various levels will be imposed on electricity production stations of all technologies to cover the measure’s cost.

Wind-energy units will be charged 0.9 percent of revenues, owners of photovoltaic units, except for roof-mounted systems, will be charged 1.8 percent, small hydropower plants will be charged 0.4 percent of revenue, while geothermal and biomass-biogas units will need to pay 0.3 percent of revenue. As for large thermal units, lignite-fired stations, natural gas-fueled units, and combined heat and power (CHP) facilities will be charged 0.2 percent of revenue, petrol-fueled stations will be charges 0.1 percent of revenue, and hydropower stations 0.4 percent of revenue.

If the annual sums accumulated into the Transitional Supply Security Fee exceed the amount required to cover the “disruption” plan’s costs, then the power producers will be proportionally reimbursed.

For the plan’s next step, IPTO, the power grid operator, will need to establish a registry and stage auctions. The total annual sum to be offered by the “disruption” plan through the auctions will be 50 million euros. This amount will be covered by the Transitional Supply Security Fee to be imposed on renewable energy source (RES) producers.