ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION TARIFFS SEPARATED FOR THE FIRST TIME ...
BELGRADE, 17 December – The Government of Serbia (at the session held on 13 December) passed the proposal of PE Elektromreža Srbije (ЕМС) for access to and use of charges for electricity transmission. For the first time, the charges for transmission activity have been separated from other regulated energy activities.
Elektromreža Srbije based its proposal on the Tariff System that was drawn up by the Energy Agency last year and adopted by the Government at its last session in 2006. As the Law stipulates, EMS submitted the price proposal to the Agency for an opinion, and then, with the Agency’s opinion, submitted it to the Government for consent.
The Energy Law requires the introduction of Tariff Systems for electricity for tariff customers, as well as for access to and use of transmission/distribution systems. The Energy Agency, as the regulatory body, has a mandate to draft and submit Tariff Systems to the Government for adoption.
The coming into force of the Tariff System for electricity transmission on 1 January 2008 shall enable market opening, since major buyers who meet the eligibility threshold, will be able to buy electricity from suppliers and pay transmission charges separately.
The Tariff System enables electricity transmission prices to be calculated for customers in a transparent and objective manner that reflects the impact of a specific customer on transmission system costs and this should encourage rational use of the transmission system.