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Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on common rules for the internal market for electricity and amending Directive 2012/27/EU (recast) (Text with EEA relevance)

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Article 70Amendments to Directive 2012/27/EU

Directive 2012/27/EU is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 9 is amended as follows:

(a)

the title is replaced by the following:

Metering for natural gas;

(b)

in paragraph 1, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

1.Member States shall ensure that, in so far as it is technically possible, financially reasonable, and proportionate to the potential energy savings, for natural gas final customers are provided with competitively priced individual meters that accurately reflect the final customer's actual energy consumption and that provide information on actual time of use.;

(c)

paragraph 2 is amended as follows:

(i)

the introductory part is replaced by the following:

2.Where, and to the extent that, Member States implement intelligent metering systems and roll out smart meters for natural gas in accordance with Directive 2009/73/EC:;

(ii)

points (c) and (d) are deleted;

(2)

Article 10 is amended as follows:

(a)

the title is replaced by the following:

Billing information for natural gas;

(b)

in paragraph 1, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

1.Where final customers do not have smart meters as referred to in Directive 2009/73/EC, Member States shall ensure, by 31 December 2014, that billing information for natural gas is reliable, accurate and based on actual consumption, in accordance with point 1.1 of Annex VII, where that is technically possible and economically justified.;

(c)

in paragraph 2, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

2.Meters installed in accordance with Directive 2009/73/EC shall enable the provision of accurate billing information based on actual consumption. Member States shall ensure that final customers have the possibility of easy access to complementary information on historical consumption allowing detailed self-checks.;

(3)

in Article 11, the title is replaced by the following:

Cost of access to metering and billing information for natural gas;

(4)

in Article 13, the words ‘Articles 7 to 11’ are replaced by the words ‘Articles 7 to 11a’;

(5)

Article 15 is amended as follows:

(a)

paragraph 5 is amended as follows:

(i)

the first and second subparagraphs are deleted;

(ii)

the third subparagraph is replaced by the following:

Transmission system operators and distribution system operators shall comply with the requirements set out in Annex XII.;

(b)

paragraph 8 is deleted;

(6)

in Annex VII, the title is replaced by the following:

Minimum requirements for billing and billing information based on actual consumption of natural gas.

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