Information about the activity licenses for the electricity undertakings

In order to operate as a seller of electricity, an undertaking must submit an economic activity notification to the economic activity register in accordance with the procedure provided for in the general part of the Economic Activity Code.

An undertaking must hold relevant authorisation to engage in the following activities:   

  • generation of electricity;
  • provision of network services through a distribution network;
  • provision of network services through the transmission network;
  • conveying electricity via a direct current line crossing the national border;
  • conveying electricity via a direct line or via direct lines.

The authorisation obligation does not apply in the following cases:

  • when electricity is generated by a generating installation which has a net capacity of up to 200 kW;
  • the conveying of electricity in accordance with clauses 1 or 2 of subsection 6 of section 15 of the Electricity Market Act, or via a closed distribution network; 
  • when electricity is generated in accordance with subsection 3 of section 16 of the Electricity Market Act; 
  • when electricity is conveyed via a direct line, provided the direct line is connected to a generating installation whose net capacity is up to 1 MW.

There is no notification obligation in the following cases

  • in the sale of electricity in accordance with § 15 subsection 6 points 1 or 2 of ELTS;
  • on the sale of electricity produced by the producer;
  • selling electricity on the electricity exchange
  • in the sale of electricity according to § 16 paragraph 3 of ELTS;
  • in the sale of electricity, if the distribution network operator only provides the market participant with an open supply service in accordance with § 44 subsection 41 of ELTS or a general service in accordance with § 761 ;
  • in the sale of electricity, if the electricity has been transmitted to the consumer via a direct line and produced using production equipment with a total net capacity of less than 1 MW.

Instructions for applying for a licence can be found at the State Portal.
 

Last updated: 19.01.2024