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National Legislation

Transmission and Distribution Rules

 

According to Article 73 of the Law Regulating the Electricity Market of 2003 to 2012, L.122(I)/2003, the Transmission System Operator prepared technical rules, which define the operation of the Transmission System and specify the functional processes and principles governing the relation between the Transmission System Operator and all other Users of the Transmission System, i.e. the Producers, the Suppliers, the Distribution System Operator (EAC) and the Customers connected to the Transmission System.

The Transmission and Distribution Rules are designed to achieve the development, the maintenance and the operation of an efficient, coordinated and economically viable Transmission System whilst facilitating competition in generation and supply of electricity.

The Rules:

  • govern the technical requirements and constraints that will apply wherever license holders wish to connect to the transmission system and/or distribution system or use the transmission system or distribution system for the transportation of electricity

  • ensure that the technical conditions that apply to license holders who wish to connect to or use the transmission system or distribution system do not result in them being subject to undue discrimination

  • foster efficiency, reliability, and economy in the use and development of the transmission system and the distribution system

The final document includes the Distribution Rules, which are prepared by the Distribution System Operator. The Rules are applied after receiving the approval of the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA).

For more information:

http://www.dsm.org.cy/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1&tt=graphic&lang=l2


Electricity Law, Cap. 170

 

Electricity Law regulates the generation of electricity, the transmission, the distribution, the supply and use of electricity in Cyprus. Under this Law, the Council of Minsters and the Minister of Communications and Works have the authority to issue Regulations and Codes of Conduct concerning electrical inspections. This Law also provides for the rights and duties of EAC as the sole electricity supplier in Cyprus.


Electricity Development Law, Cap 171

 

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus was established under the Electricity Development Law Cap.171 of 1952, in order to exercise and perform functions relating to the generation and supply of electric energy in Cyprus, operating within its own legal framework. Under this law EAC has the authority to enter into contracts and own property for the purposes of generation, distribution, transmission and supply of electricity.

 

THE LAWS REGULATING THE ELECTRICITY MARKET OF 2003-2017


The Laws Regulating the Electricity Market, was enacted in order to transpose Directive 2003/54/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity which repealed Directive 96/92/EC.  The aforementioned law provides for the regulation of the electricity market of the Republic and, among other things:

  1. Establishes the Regulatory Authority of Energy of Cyprus (CERA);

  2. Provides for the creation of a new licensing regime in respect of the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity;

  3. Establishes the framework for the arrangements between the Transmission System Owner and the Transmission System Operator;

  4. Regulates access to the transmission system and the distribution system;

  5. Allows for provision to be made in respect of Public Service Obligations and

  6. Regulates issues concerning consumer protection.

 general conditions of power supply

  The General Conditions of Power Supply are currently only available in Greek.

Agricultural Policy Plan

The 2014 Agricultural Policy Plan is currently only available in Greek.

R.A. 347/2015 ON THE CONTROL OF MAJOR-ACCIDENT HAZARDS INVOLVING DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

The present directive concerns the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances. Vasilikos Power Station drew up a Security Report in accordance with EU Directives in 2008-2009, which was fully revised in 2013-2014, and Dhekelia Power Station did the same in 2016.

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