How to alleviate the burden of connection reinforcement costs

How to alleviate the burden of connection reinforcement costs Daniel Vlasceanu – Partner at Vlasceanu & Partners General considerations It is clear that the market of developing RES projects (specifically wind and PV) is rapidly changing during what is nowadays known as the “second wave” of renewables. The biggest hurdle developers have to overcome now…

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Energy investments from the European Union subject to approval by the CEISD

Energy investments from the European Union subject to approval by the CEISD Loredana Vlasceanu – Partner at Vlasceanu & Partners Vlad Velcea – Junior Associate at Vlasceanu & Partners Challenges At the beginning of June, the requirement to obtain the prior approval of the Foreign Direct Investment Review Commission (FDI Commission) for the investments in…

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Legal amendments facilitating the development of large RES projects in Romania

Legal amendments facilitating the development of large RES projects in Romania Daniel Vlasceanu – Partner at Vlasceanu & Partners Sorina Viziru – Junior Associate at Vlasceanu & Partners An important amendment relevant for all RES stakeholders just entered into force on 10 June 2023.  Law no. 166/2023 was passed for the amendment of Law no.…

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Pastures’ removal from the agricultural circuit

Pastures’ removal from the agricultural circuit Raluca Spînu – Partner at Vlasceanu & Partners RO EN RO 21 Aprilie 2023 Legislatia cu privire la scoaterea terenurilor din circuitul agricol este cu un pas mai aproape in a raspunde asteptarilor intregii industrii de energie regenerabila, insa nu in totalitate. Vineri, 21 Aprilie, a fost publicat si…

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Guarantees of Origin – is transfer outside Romania currently possible?

Guarantees of Origin – is transfer outside Romania currently possible? Daniel Vlasceanu – Partner at Vlasceanu & Partners I. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATION At present, the guarantees of origin (“GOs”) are the only available mechanism for consumers in choosing (i.e. supporting) renewable sources of energy production; GOs have been designed at EU level to support the financial…

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New restrictions on the electricity market and their effect on the RES producers

New restrictions on the electricity market and their effect on the RES producers Loredana Vlasceanu – Partner at Vlasceanu & Partners RO EN RO Noi prevederi legale 2022 a fost un an încărcat pentru legiuitorul român: au fost adoptate multe acte normative noi care au simplificat (mai degrabă limitat) piața emergentă a producătorilor de energie…

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New MADR Norms – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for renewables

New MADR Norms – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly for renewables Mihaela Nyerges, Partner at Vlăsceanu, Nyerges & Partners Ever since the Land Fund Law was amended to allow the development of renewables on extra murros land, the entire industry has been waiting for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (“MADR”) to issue the…

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Developing Renewables in Romania: PUZ or Pass?

Developing Renewables in Romania: PUZ or Pass? Mihaela Nyerges, Partner at Vlăsceanu, Nyerges & Partners One of the most frequent questions asked these days by renewables investors and developers is whether PUZ is still required for developing small renewable power projects in Romania (below 50 ha). The relevance of this question is huge as the…

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