Factsheet: Electricity market regulation on grid connection

Electricity market regulation on grid connection

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Electricity market regulation on grid connection
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
LN 166/2011
Description: 
Electricity generated by renewable energy plants must be given priority transmission. According to the regulations in place, new grid capacity will be offered through a tendering procedure where required. Plant operators are contractually entitled against the grid operator, Enemalta Corporation, to the conclusion of a connection agreement. Plant operators are entitled to connection to the grid after they have obtained a licence from the Malta Resource Authority (MRA) (Art. 4 LN 166/2011). Electricity from renewable energy sources is granted priority connection. (Art. 13(4) LN 166/2011). This regulation is linked to Directive 2009/72/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity , Directive 2005/89/EC concerning measures to safeguard security of electricity supply and infrastructure investment, Article 16 of Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.
Goal/Aim: 

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Enemalta Corporation – grid operator

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2011