System Regulacji Energetyki – niezależny organ regulacyjny w kontekście trzeciego pakietu energetycznego
THE ENERGY SECTOR REGULATION SYSTEM – AN INDEPENDENT REGULATORY BODY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE THIRD ENERGY PACKAGE
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New market-oriented regulation for network industries requires an active national regulatory authority which is independent from the influence of market players as well as from day-to-day governmental interference. The domestic regulatory authorities need to be legally and functionally separate from any other public or private entity; moreover, their employees as well as decision makers need to act independently of the interests of any particular market player, any government body, or any other public or private entity. For this reason, the national regulatory authorities need to have legal, personnel, and budgetary autonomy as well as appropriate human and financial resources and independent management. Third legislative package proposed by the Commission is about to strengthen national regulatory agencies giving them independence of the legal person and a budgetary autonomy. Further on propositions of the package clear up the competencies of national regulators in the way that they should exercise monitoring of implementation of directives on energy liberalization, analyze investments plans of transmission network operators, observe for transparency the market and competition and protect consumers. All these measures aim to equip regulators with legal, functional and financial independence from the market players and from the government authorities.
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