Romania: Individuals cannot produce and deliver electricity in the grid

The Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority – ANRE – will address the Parliament to change the fiscal code, because, now, individuals cannot produce and deliver energy in the grid.

The Romanian fiscal code does not include a model for taxation of the small energy producers, so the Ministry of Finance has not identified how this activity can be taxed, ANRE Vice President, ANRE, Zoltan Nagy -Bege, in a public debate on a draft of ordinance on the price of energy produced by natural persons in renewable power plants below 100 kW.

He reminded that Law 220/2008 on the Promotion of Renewable Energy stipulates that “natural persons who own electricity production units from renewable sources with installed power below 100 kW on the spot can sell the electricity produced and delivered to the electricity network belonging to the operators distribution distributors, in order to cover the own technological use of the electrical network ‘.

“We are not clear what will be the tax regime for individuals who produce energy and deliver it to the grid. We have started discussions with the Ministry of Finance, but we have not yet taken steps to remove these barriers. So, until they are identified, whoever wants to do so must still be an authorized individual or an individual enterprise, “the ANRE official said.

The small producers drew the attention of ANRE representatives that they must necessarily unblock the situation, since Law 220 refers clearly to natural persons, not to authorized physical ones.

“Following the discussions, I realized that ANRE’s draft order is not supported. Compensation is preferred and it is proposed to reduce the limit of 100 kW. We will address Parliament to find solutions for everyone. We will return to the Ministry of Finance to resume talks on viable solutions, and we will have discussions with Parliament’s specialized committees to find solutions to primary legislation if it is not found in the secondary legislation, “said Nagy-Bege.

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