The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has released into the parliamentary procedure the final bill on the electricity market. The law lays down common rules for the production, transmission, distribution and storage of energy and electricity supply, together with consumer protection provisions, in order to create an integrated, competitive, flexible, fair and transparent electricity market, according to the draft.

The law lays down rules relating to the organization and functioning of the electricity sector of the Republic of Croatia, in particular rules on the empowerment and protection of final customers, open access to the integrated electricity market, third-party access to electricity transmission and
distribution infrastructure, requirements for separation of transmission system operators and rules on the independence of the regulatory authority. The law seeks to ensure affordable and transparent energy prices and costs for final customers, a high degree of security of supply and a smooth
transition to a sustainable low-carbon energy system.

The adoption of this law is a precondition, among other things, for the further development of renewable energy sources, and now the government is expected to release a new Renewables Act into the procedure, so that the first tender can be launched under the premium model for higher
production forces. In the future, significant investments will be needed in the electricity network that will allow it to be able to handle 1500 MW from new renewable sources by 2026, which is a doubling of investments in HEP – Distribution System Operator and Croatian Transmission System Operator.