On 6 December 2022, Government Emergency Ordinance no. 163/2022 (“GEO 163/2022” or the “Ordinance”) for supplementing the legal framework on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and for amending and supplementing certain regulatory acts, was published in Official Gazette of Romania No. 1165, entering into force on the same date.
The Ordinance transposes the provisions of Art. 2-31, Art. 37 and Annex II, Annex III and Annexes V-IX of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and is primarily aimed at regulating the needs of both citizens and the private sector by aligning national policies with European policies and by accessing European funds for future investments in the renewable energy production sector.