Factsheet: District Heating Act

District Heating Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
District Heating Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Kaugkütteseadus
Description: 
This Act governs activities related to the production, distribution and sale of heat by way of district heating networks (hereinafter, ‘networks’), and connection to district heating networks. The activities specified in subsection 1 of this section shall be coordinated and conform to the principles of objectivity, equal treatment and transparency in order to ensure a secure, reliable and effective heat supply which is provided at a justified price and in compliance with environmental requirements and the needs of the customer. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act apply to administrative proceedings provided in this Act without prejudice to the rules specific to this Act.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate district heatings.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2003