New electricity distribution charter set to be announced

A charter mapping out regulations for Greece’s electricity distribution market has finally been completed, fifteen years after the electricity market’s liberalization process was launched.

The development, expected to be announced imminently according to energypress sources, promises to greatly redefine distribution conditions and practices in the electricity market.

The charter has alrdeay been endorsed by the board at RAE, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, and is now set to be published in the government gazette.

The charter sets a strict operating framework for HEDNO, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, locally acronymed DEDDIE.

Regulations concerning network maintenance and development, consumer connections to the network, ties with electricity suppliers, renewable energy (RES) facility connection issues, electricity theft, illegal connections and electricity supply quality are among the issues included in the electricity distribution charter.

The hunt for cases of electricity theft, as well as the consequnces for offenders, is expected to be intensified through the new charter.