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JKP: MPC regulations and licence-issuing principles need to change

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe New Conservative Party proposes changing mandatory procurement component regulations and introducing strict licence-issuing principles, because the existing system allows for situations when green energy production is performed only on paper, explains JKP chairman Jānis Bordāns.

The deputy says that regulations have to be changed to avoid manipulations with production of so-called environment-friendly energy.

«What is most important right now is changing licence-issuing principles. It should be strictly stated that MPC support is only provided for energy produced from renewable resources. It is also necessary to make sure that quotas issued for energy producers should reach 90% within no less than six months after the activation of energy production machinery,» explains Bordāns.

According to the party, only actually working and developing environment-friendly energy producers will be able to retain the licence.

The party’s representative emphasizes that this would make sure production of renewable energy actually takes place and situations when this status is abused and complied with only formally.

JKP has sent a request to its faction office in Ķekava, asking them to explain the situation with the replacement of the deputy chairman of the county council and the work performed by Andris Volanskis in SIA Energo Fortis.

«According to information reported by Nekā personīga, the aforementioned company may be involved in questionable attempts to retain its green energy producer status,» Bordāns said.

TV3 programme Nekā Personīga had previously reported about multiple companies that had failed to finish projects for production of green energy in time but still managed to retain their licences. They did this by connecting a mobile generator to the power line during the test period organized by Sadales tīkls. If those companies commence production and use the opportunity to sell electricity at increased prices, it would cost consumers up to EUR 100 million in MPC payments in the next ten years.

After studying permits to connect energy production machineries to the power lines and inspecting documents, Sadales tīkls decided to revoke the permit previously issued to SIA Energo Fortis, as confirmed by Sadales tīkls.

Information from Firmas.lv shows that Energo Fortis was founded in 2012. The company’s base capital is EUR 2,840. Last year, the company suffered losses worth EUR 362. Andris Volanskis is the owner of this company.

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