EU Council includes provisions reflecting Cyprus’ particularities in position on common rules for electricity

The EU Councils position on common rules for the electricity market includes special provisions which reflect Cyprus national particularities, as a result of an intervention at the Council by the Ministry of Energys Permanent Secretary Stelios Himonas.

The Council agreed to a general approach on four legislative proposals of the package “Clean Energy for All,” which aims to help member states and the Union to achieve their goals for 2030 in the area of energy and climate action, a press and information office (PIO) press release issued here today says.

The four legislative proposals have to do with renewable energy sources, the establishment of an energy union administration mechanism and a review of the common rules for the electricity market.

Addressing the Council, Himonas agreed with the need to promote renewable energy sources, stressing at the same time the need to take into account the particularities of member states and of showing the necessary flexibility in order to choose the most cost-effective measures, the press release said.

In relation to the renewable energy sources in transport a special reference to Cyprus particularities has been included which will be taken into consideration at the implementation stage of relevant measures, the press release added.

Himonas also pointed out that Cyprus is the only member state not connected to a European network, stressing that such a connection with the internal energy market constitutes a prerequisite for equal weight distribution.

Many special provisions on Cyprus, which reflect its national particularities were achieved on the basis of the points made by Himonas, the press release concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency