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Social Obligations Fee

Although there is no strict definition of this term, it can be concluded from the provisions of the Energy Act (EA) that these are obligations of energy companies imposed on them (i.e. they are obligated to fulfil them by virtue of a law or government order) in relation to security of supply, environmental protection and energy efficiency.

Balancing group

“Balancing group” is the set of commercial parties (consumers, producers, traders) that participate together in the balancing energy market. When the number of participants in the balancing group is greater than one, conditions are created for a group balancing effect – the shortage or surplus of electricity between individual participants balance each other out within the group and this reduces the overall measured imbalance of the group.

Balancing Group Coordinator

Each balancing group has a coordinator. They assume the responsibility for balancing and bear the financial costs of administering the requests to the Electricity System Operator.

Imbalance

“Imbalance” is the difference between the quantities of consumed / produced electricity and the quantities according to the forecasts (schedules) for consumption / production

Balancing

“Balancing” of a trading participant is compensating for the difference between the quantities of consumed / produced electricity and the quantities according to the forecasts (schedules) for consumption / production

Standardized load profiles (SLP)

The standardized load profiles (SLP) allow customers who do not have electricity meters for hourly metering of consumed electricity to enter the free market, which operates by metering the hourly amounts of electricity consumed. Such consumers are business consumers with a capacity of less than 100 kW and household consumers. The profiles themselves are coefficients for hourly distribution of the total amount of electricity consumed within one calendar year. The profile can be different depending on the nature of consumption at a given site and is determined ex officio by the network operator.

Provider of last resort (PLR)

PLR is a provider that provides the electricity supply to the customer in case the customer is left without a trader on the free market or their trader is unable to supply them.

Access

Access – the right to use the transmission network and / or the distribution networks against payment of a price regulated by the EWRC and under conditions determined by an ordinance.

Transmission

Transmission is a fee for the transmission of energy through the transmission and / or distribution networks. It is paid on the basis of a unit of energy consumed.