Infringement proceeding against Hungary

The European Commission („EC”) has launched an infringement proceeding against Hungary in July 2018. According to the EC, the Hungarian law excludes certain cost types from the electricity and internal gas network charges, which are in infringement of the prescribed cost recovery plan set out in the Directive of Electricity and Internal Gas.

Amendment to the Electricity Act is in the pipeline relating to renewable energy

A new bill on the amendment to the Electricity Act designates a separate section for the special rules on wind turbines. The new provisions assign the power to the Hungarian Government to define the number of building permits and occupation permits that can be issued for the construction and/or the use of wind turbines and wind farms, and to limit their maximum capacity in each calendar year.