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Text consolidated by Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre) with amending decisions of:

26 February 2015 [shall come into force from 4 March 2015];
13 October 2016 [shall come into force from 20 October 2016].

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.


Decision No. 1/10 of the Board of the Public Utilities Commission

Adopted 11 June 2014

Regulations Regarding Registration of Energy Producers and Traders

Issued pursuant to
Section 26.1, Paragraphs three and four and Section 32.1,
Paragraphs three and five of the Electricity Market Law,
Section 7.1, Paragraphs two and three, Section 108, Paragraphs two and three of the Energy Law,
and Section 25, Paragraph one of the law On Regulators of Public Utilities

[13 October 2016 / The new wording of the reference shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

I. General Provisions

1. This Regulation prescribes:

1.1. the requirements for registration of electricity producers, thermal energy producers, electricity traders, thermal energy traders, and natural gas traders (hereinafter - the merchant);

1.2. the procedures by which the merchant shall send a registration notification or a notification on termination of activities to the Public Utilities Commission (hereinafter - the regulator);

1.3. the information to be included in the registration notification and the notification on termination of activities;

1.4. the information to be included in the register of merchants;

1.5. the procedures by which a merchant shall be excluded from the register of merchants and re-registered.

[13 October 2016 / The new wording of Sub-paragraph 1.1 shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

II. Registration Notification and Notification on Termination of Activities

2. The merchant shall send a registration notification to the regulator, which is drawn up in accordance with the following annexes:

2.1. for registration of the merchant in the register of electricity producers - in accordance with Annex 1;

2.2. for registration of the merchant in the register of electricity traders - in accordance with Annex 2;

2.3. for registration of the merchant in the register of thermal energy producers - in accordance with Annex 3;

2.4. for registration of the merchant in the register of thermal energy traders - in accordance with Annex 4;

2.5. the merchant who produces electricity in co-generation shall draw up the registration notification:

2.5.1. in accordance with Annex 1, if the total installed electric capacity of co-generation installations in the co-generation plant exceeds one megawatt;

2.5.2. in accordance with Annex 2, if the total installed electric capacity of co-generation installations in the co-generation plant does not exceed one megawatt, the total installed thermal capacity of thermal energy production installations exceeds one megawatt and the amount of thermal energy transferred to users exceeds 5 000 megawatt hours per year;

2.6. for registration of the merchant in the register of natural gas traders - in accordance with Annex 4.1.

[13 October 2016 / The new wording of Paragraph shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

3. The merchant shall append a document certifying that the electric power plant or thermal energy production object has been put into service, to the notification on registration in the register of electricity or thermal energy producers.

4. If the merchant ceases the production of electricity or thermal energy or the trade of electricity, thermal energy or natural gas, it shall send a notification to the regulator on termination of activities in accordance with Annex 5.

[13 October 2016]

5. The merchant shall be liable for the veracity of the provided information.

6. The regulator has the right to request the merchant to clarify the information included in the registration notification and the notification on termination of activities.

7. If the notification is submitted electronically, electronic copies of documents supporting the notification shall be attached and attested with a safe electronic signature and time stamp in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

III. Registers of Energy Producers and Traders

8. The regulator shall maintain and update the registers of merchants on its website www.sprk.gov.lv, indicating the last date of updating the register.

9. The register of merchants shall include the following information:

9.1. regarding an electricity producer:

9.1.1. the name;

9.1.2. the unified registration number;

9.1.3. [13 October 2016]

9.1.4. the total capacity installed for production of electricity;

9.1.5. the registration date;

9.1.6. if the electricity producer has been excluded from the register of electricity producers, the date when the electricity producer was excluded from the respective register;

9.2. regarding an electricity trader:

9.2.1. the name;

9.2.2. the unified registration number;

9.2.3. [13 October 2016]

9.2.4. the registration date;

9.2.5. if the electricity trader has been excluded from the register of electricity traders, the date when the electricity trader was excluded from the respective register;

9.3. regarding a thermal energy producer:

9.3.1. the name;

9.3.2. the unified registration number;

9.3.3. [13 October 2016]

9.3.4. the total capacity installed for production of thermal energy;

9.3.5. the registration date;

9.3.6. if the thermal energy producer has been excluded from the register of thermal energy producers, the date when the thermal energy producer was excluded from the respective register;

9.4. regarding a thermal energy trader:

9.4.1. the name;

9.4.2. the unified registration number;

9.4.3. [13 October 2016]

9.4.4. the territory for the provision of services;

9.4.5. the registration date;

9.4.6. if the thermal energy trader has been excluded from the register of thermal energy traders, the date when the thermal energy trader was excluded from the respective register;

9.5. regarding a natural gas trader:

9.5.1. the name;

9.5.2. the unified registration number;

9.5.4. the registration date;

9.5.5. if the natural gas trader has been excluded from the register of natural gas traders, the date when the natural gas trader was excluded from the respective register.

[13 October 2016 / Sub-paragraph 9.5 shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

IV. Procedures for Excluding the Merchant and Suspending Its Activities

10. The merchant shall notify the regulator regarding suspending activities of a merchant no later than 30 days in advance.

11. The merchant shall notify the regulator regarding termination of the production of electricity or thermal energy or the trade of electricity, thermal energy or natural gas no later than 90 days in advance.

[13 October 2016 / Amendments to Paragraph shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

12. The regulator may exclude the merchant from the respective register:

12.1. after receipt of a written notification from the merchant, if the merchant has paid the State fee for the regulation of public utilities and submitted information to the regulator related to the calculation of the State fee;

12.2. if the merchant has been excluded from the Commercial Register;

12.3. if it has been established that the activities of the merchant need not be governed in accordance with the law On Regulators of Public Utilities anymore;

12.4. if the merchant has repeatedly violated the general authorisation regulations in the energy sector;

12.5. if it has been established that the merchant has not commenced the production or trade of electricity within one year from its registration in the relevant register.

[26 February 2015; 13 October 2016]

13. If the regulator establishes a violation of the general authorisation regulations in the energy sector in activities of a thermal energy producer or trader, the regulator shall send a warning letter to the thermal energy producer or trader in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law on Notification, in which the violation established shall be indicated, the thermal energy producer or trader shall be requested to provide an explanation, recommendations for elimination of the established violation shall be provided and the time period by which the thermal energy producer or trader must eliminate the established violation shall be determined.

[26 February 2015]

14. If a thermal energy producer or trader fails to eliminate the violation established by the regulator in the warning letter within the prescribed period, the regulator shall initiate proceedings within the framework of an administrative violation case.

[26 February 2015]

15. If a thermal energy producer or trader fails to eliminate a similar violation committed repeatedly within a year (hereinafter - the repeat violation) within the period determined in the warning letter of the regulator, the regulator shall:

15.1. initiate proceedings within the framework of an administrative violation case;

15.2. send a letter to the thermal energy producer or trader, in which the repeat violation established is indicated, impose a duty to eliminate the repeat violation, determine a deadline by which the repeat violation must be eliminated, and warn regarding exclusion of the thermal energy producer or trader from the respective register.

[26 February 2015]

16. If the thermal energy producer or trader does not eliminate the established repeat violation within the time period specified in the letter referred to in Sub-paragraph 15.2 of this Regulation, the regulator shall decide on exclusion of the thermal energy producer or trader from the respective register.

[26 February 2015]

16.1 If the regulator establishes a violation of the general authorisation regulations in the energy sector in activities of an electricity producer, electricity trader or natural gas trader, the regulator shall initiate an administrative case in the institution regarding the established violation in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Law, notifying the electricity producer, electricity trader or natural gas trader thereof in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law on Notification.

[13 October 2016 / The new wording of Paragraph shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

16.2 If the electricity producer, electricity trader or natural gas trader repeatedly commits a similar violation, the regulator shall initiate an administrative case in the institution regarding the established violation in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Law, notifying the electricity producer, electricity trader or natural gas trader thereof in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Law on Notification, and decide on exclusion of the electricity producer, electricity trader or natural gas trader from the respective register.

[13 October 2016 / The new wording of Paragraph shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

17. For re-registration the merchant shall send a notification to the regulator in accordance with Paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Regulation.

18. The regulator shall make a note in the respective register regarding exclusion of the merchant from the respective register.

[26 February 2015]

19. The regulator shall make a note in the respective register regarding suspending economic activities of the merchant on the basis of a mandatory requirement of the State Revenue Service, which has been sent to the regulator in accordance with the law On Taxes and Duties.

20. The regulator shall make a note in the register regarding suspending activities of the merchant on the basis of an entry in the Commercial Register regarding suspending activities of the merchant.

Closing Provisions

21. Decision No. 1/34 of the Public Utilities Commission of 11 December 2013, Regulations Regarding Registration of Energy Producers and Traders (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2013, No. 247), is repealed.

22. The Regulation shall come into force on 1 July 2014.

Acting Chair, Board Member of the Public Utilities Commission G. Zeltiņš

 

Annex 1
Decision No. 1/10 of the Public Utilities Commission
of 11 June 2014

[13 October 2016]

Notification on Registration of the Electricity Producer

General information regarding the merchant

Name of the merchant: Unified registration number:
Person entitled to represent the merchant, given name, surname Telephone, fax:
Legal address: [X] Electronic mail address:

[X] I agree that the regulator shall send documents and notifications to the electronic mail address indicated in this registration notification, using the official electronic mail address of the regulator sprk@sprk.gov.lv, in accordance with Section 9, Paragraph two of the Law on Notification, and they shall be deemed as notified on the second working day after sending thereof. The regulator and the merchant may also use other means of notification specified in the Law on Notification in their mutual communication.

Please register

(name of the merchant)

for the provision of public service - production of electricity.

Information regarding each power plant of the merchant

1.

Actual address of the power plant  

2.

Date of issue of the permit of the Ministry of Economics  

3.

No. of the permit of the Ministry of Economics  

4.

Type of the power plant*:
wind power plant  
hydroelectric power plant  
solar power plant  
co-generation plant  
condensation plant  

5.

Installed capacity of the power plant*

Electric capacity
(P, MW)

Thermal capacity of co-generation installations
(Qkoģ, MW)**

Thermal capacity of water heaters
(Qūd, MW)**

     

6.

Type of fuel***:
natural gas  
biogas  
biomass  
peat  
coal  
diesel fuel  
fuel oil and other petroleum products  
waste (indicate the class****)  
other (indicate the respective type)  

7.

Production capacity:
capacity per year:
 
electricity, MW**  
thermal energy, MW**  

6.

Person to whom thermal energy is sold*  

7.

Date of putting in operation of the power plant  

I hereby acknowledge that I understand the obligations specified for an electricity producer in laws and regulations, the information provided is true.

I hereby acknowledge that the respective local government(s) is (are) informed.*****

Date****** ____ ______________ 20______

Person entitled to represent the merchant
 

/signature****** and full name thereof/

Notes:

* - mark one type with an X as appropriate.

** - complete only regarding co-generation plants.

*** - mark one type with an X only regarding co-generation plants or condensation power plants.

**** - Cabinet Regulation No. 302 of 19 April 2011, Regulations Regarding the Waste Classification and Characteristics that Make Waste Hazardous.

***** - applies only to co-generation plants.

****** - the details of the document "date" and "signature" need not be completed, if the electronic document has been drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

 

Annex 2
Decision No. 1/10 of the Public Utilities Commission
of 11 June 2014

[26 February 2015]

Notification on Registration of the Electricity Trader

Name of the merchant: Unified registration number:
Person entitled to represent the merchant, given name, surname: Telephone, fax:
Legal address: [X] Electronic mail address:
Planned amount of sale of electricity per year, MWh:  

[X] I agree that the regulator shall send documents and notifications to the electronic mail address indicated in this registration notification, using the official electronic mail address of the regulator sprk@sprk.gov.lv, in accordance with Section 9, Paragraph two of the Law on Notification, and they shall be deemed as notified on the second working day after sending thereof. The regulator and the merchant may also use other means of notification specified in the Law on Notification in their mutual communication.

Please register
 

(name of the operator)

for the provision of public service - trade of electricity.

I hereby acknowledge that I understand the obligations specified for an electricity trader in laws and regulations, the information provided is true.

Date* ____ ______________ 20______

Person entitled to represent the merchant  
   

/signature* and full name/

Note: * - the details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed, if the electronic document has been drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

 

Annex 3
Decision No. 1/10 of the Public Utilities Commission
of 11 June 2014

[13 October 2016]

Notification on Registration of the Thermal Energy Producer

General information regarding the merchant

Name of the merchant: Unified registration number:
Person entitled to represent the merchant, given name, surname Telephone, fax:
Legal address: [X] Electronic mail address:

[X] I agree that the regulator shall send documents and notifications to the electronic mail address indicated in this registration notification, using the official electronic mail address of the regulator sprk@sprk.gov.lv, in accordance with Section 9, Paragraph two of the Law on Notification, and they shall be deemed as notified on the second working day after sending thereof. The regulator and the merchant may also use other means of notification specified in the Law on Notification in their mutual communication.

Please register

(name of the merchant)

for the provision of public service - production of thermal energy.

Information regarding each thermal energy production object of the merchant

1.

Actual address of the object  

2.

Capacity of the installed boiler (Quk, MW)  

3.

Capacity of the installed co-generation installations*

Electric capacity
(P, MW)

Thermal capacity of co-generation installations
(Qkoģ, MW)

   

4.

Type of fuel**:
natural gas  
biogas  
biomass  
peat  
coal  
diesel fuel  
fuel oil and other petroleum products  
electricity  
waste (indicate the class***)  
other (indicate the respective type)  

5.

Amount of thermal energy transferred from the object to users per year, MWh  

6.

Person to whom thermal energy is sold  

7.

Date of putting in operation of the object  

I hereby acknowledge that I understand the obligations specified for a thermal energy producer in laws and regulations, the information provided is true, the respective local government(s) is (are) informed.

Date**** ____ ______________ 20______

Person entitled to represent the merchant
 

/signature**** and full name/

Notes:

* - complete if such co-generation installations have been installed in the object, the total electric capacity of which does not exceed 1 MW.

** - mark one type of heating fuel with an X as appropriate.

*** - Cabinet Regulation No. 302 of 19 April 2011, Regulations Regarding the Waste Classification and Characteristics that Make Waste Hazardous.

**** - the details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed, if the electronic document has been drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

 

Annex 4
Decision No. 1/10 of the Public Utilities Commission
of 11 June 2014

[26 February 2015]

Notification on Registration of the Thermal Energy Trader

Name of the merchant: Unified registration number:
Person entitled to represent the merchant, given name, surname: Telephone, fax:
Legal address: [X] Electronic mail address:
Amount of sale of thermal energy per year, MWh: Administrative territory of provision of the service:
Description of users of the public service (number, division - natural or legal persons):  

[X] I agree that the regulator shall send documents and notifications to the electronic mail address indicated in this registration notification, using the official electronic mail address of the regulator sprk@sprk.gov.lv, in accordance with Section 9, Paragraph two of the Law on Notification, and they shall be deemed as notified on the second working day after sending thereof. The regulator and the merchant may also use other means of notification specified in the Law on Notification in their mutual communication.

Please register
 

(name of the merchant)

for the provision of public service - trade of thermal energy.

I hereby acknowledge that I understand the obligations specified for a thermal energy trader in laws and regulations, the information provided is true, the respective local government(s) is (are) informed.

Date* ____ ______________ 20______

Person entitled to represent the merchant  
   

/signature* and full name/

Note: * - the details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed, if the electronic document has been drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

 

Annex 4.1
Decision No. 1/10 of the Public Utilities Commission
of 11 June 2014

[13 October 2016 / Annex shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

Notification on Registration of the Natural Gas Trader

Name of the merchant: Unified registration number:
Person entitled to represent the merchant, given name, surname Telephone, fax:
Legal address: [X] Electronic mail address:
Planned amount of sale of natural gas per year, MWh:  

[X] I agree that the regulator shall send documents and notifications to the electronic mail address indicated in this registration notification, using the official electronic mail address of the regulator sprk@sprk.gov.lv, in accordance with Section 9, Paragraph two of the Law on Notification, and they shall be deemed as notified on the second working day after sending thereof. The regulator and the merchant may also use other means of notification specified in the Law on Notification in their mutual communication.

Please register

(name of the merchant)

for the provision of public service - trade of natural gas.

I hereby acknowledge that I understand the obligations specified for a natural gas trader in laws and regulations, the information provided is true.

Date* ____ ______________ 20______

Person entitled to represent the merchant  
   

/signature* and full name/

Note: * - the details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed, if the electronic document has been drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

 

Annex 5
Decision No. 1/10 of the Public Utilities Commission
of 11 June 2014

[13 October 2016 / The new wording of Annex shall come into force on 10 February 2017. See Paragraph 2 of amendments]

Notification on Termination of Activities

Name of the merchant: Unified registration number:
Person entitled to represent the merchant, given name, surname Telephone, fax:
Legal address: [X] Electronic mail address:

Please exclude

(name of the merchant)


from the following register starting from ____ ________________ 20____:*

register of electricity traders

register of electricity producers

register of thermal energy traders

register of thermal energy producers

register of natural gas traders

indicate the justification

for exclusion**_______________________________________________________________

State fee in the amount of EUR _______ for regulation of public utilities in _____ [year] was paid on ____ ____________ 20____.

I hereby acknowledge that the respective local government(s) is (are) informed.***

Date**** ____ ______________ 20______

Authorised representative of the merchant  
   

/signature**** and full name/

Notes:

* - if the merchant has indicated a date before which the regulator may exclude the merchant from the respective register, the regulator shall exclude the merchant from the respective register on the date indicated by the regulator, indicating it in the respective register.

** - need not be indicated, if the merchant is excluded from the Commercial Register.

*** - applies to the request to delete from the register of thermal energy traders or thermal energy producers.

**** - the details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed, if the electronic document has been drawn up in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding drawing up of electronic documents.

 


Translation © 2017 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
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Issuer: Public Utilities Commission Type: decision Document number: 1/10Adoption: 11.06.2014.Entry into force: 01.07.2014.End of validity: 15.04.2019.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 117 (5177), 17.06.2014. OP number: 2014/117.5
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