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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of October 30, 1996 No. 56

About power

(as amended on 14-01-2015)

Accepted by General Court of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on October 17, 1996

This Law determines the basic principles of the organization and regulation of economic activity in fuel and energy complex.

Action of provisions of this Law extends to all companies of fuel and energy complex regardless of their patterns of ownership.

Article 1. Fuel and energy complex

Fuel and energy complex in the Kyrgyz Republic consists of energy industries. Each energy industry, and also the activities performed in such industry are regulated by provisions of this Law both others legislative and regulations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 2. Purposes of this Law

The purposes of this Law is increase in cost efficiency and reliability of functioning of fuel and energy complex, protection of consumer interests and producers.

Article 3. Determinations of terms

In this Law following terms have the following values:

renewable energy resources - resources which arise naturally constantly renew the nature and can be transformed to energy, including geothermal, solar, water energies and wind energy;

secondary energy resources - the resources received in case of conversion of primary energy resources with loss of part of primary energy in the course of such conversion;

activities in fuel and energy complex - production, transportation, transfer, distribution, storage, conversion, energy transformation, transformation, trade or sale of energy resources and products;

fuel and energy complex industry - fuel and energy complex component (coal, oil and gas, electrical power and others);

primary energy resources - resources in natural state which can be used in fuel quality (oil, natural gas, combustible slate, coal, peat) and for receipt of other types of energy (nuclear fuel, water, solar energy, wind energy and geothermal sources);

the companies of fuel and energy complex - the companies occupied with one or several types of activity in fuel and energy complex including natural monopolists, irrespective of their pattern of ownership;

the agreement on activities - the agreement between the licensor and the owner of the license determining the expected results of efforts on increase in efficiency of activities of the owner of the license;

fuel and energy complex - the set of the interconnected economy industries which is including the government and non-state institutions occupied in coal - oil, gazo-, the warm and power supplying and consuming systems and territorial subsystems;

energy products - different types of fuel, oil products the electro-and thermal energies developed from any kinds of energy resources;

energy saving - rational use and reducing losses in case of production, transformation, transportation and energy consumption;

energy services - transfer, distribution, sale, storage (except storage of electrical and heat energy) and transportation of energy resources;

electrical energy - the goods of special type which are characterized by simultaneity of its production and consumption, requiring permanent, continuous and high-quality maintenance of its parameters in the set limits;

authorized state body on development of policy in the field of power - the executive body authorized by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to perform functions on development and realization of state policy in the field of power;

authorized state body on supervision and control in the field of power - the executive body authorized by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to perform regulation in the field of ensuring technical safety, reliability and uninterruptedness of development, transfer, distribution and consumption of electrical, heat energy and natural gas, and also behind efficiency of their use;

authorized state body on fuel and energy complex regulation - the executive body authorized by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to perform state regulation of activities of subjects of fuel and energy complex by means of licensing and establishment of rates for electrical, heat energy and natural gas.

Article 4. State-owned property on primary energy resources

All primary energy resources which are in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic are exclusive property of the state, and their use, except for uses of renewable energy resources, is performed based on the license according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 5. Pattern of ownership and form of activities of the companies of fuel and energy complex

The companies of fuel and energy complex can have any form of business of activities and types of property (state, municipal and private).

Article 6. Powers of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in fuel and energy complex

The government of the Kyrgyz Republic determines the energy program and exercises control of implementation of this program according to this Law, other regulatory legal acts, does not interfere directly with productive and economic activity of the companies of fuel and energy complex.

Functions of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of fuel and energy complex include:

carrying out single state policy in fuel and energy complex;

determination of general price policy on fuel and energy complex products;

establishment of economically reasonable and socially acceptable mechanisms valuable and tariff setting;

acceptance, within competence, regulatory legal acts directed to regulation of the relations in fuel and energy complex;

control of proper accomplishment of the regulatory legal acts of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic directed to regulation of the relations in the field of fuel and energy complex;

provision and transfer of property rights and rights to use water, mineral and other energy resources;

forming of the total market of energy resources according to the principles established by the contractual legal base of the Eurasian Economic Union;

rendering assistance in interstate transfer of electrical energy in the cases provided by the contractual legal base of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Article 7. Powers of local state bodies in fuel and energy complex

Relations of local state bodies and companies of fuel and energy complex it is performed according to the legislation and other regulations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 8. Authorized state bodies

Authorized state bodies on development of policy in the field of power, to regulation of fuel and energy complex and supervision and control in the field of power function irrespective of the energy companies and do not interfere directly with their productive and economic activity. Functions of the specified authorized state bodies are determined by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 9. Functions of authorized state body of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of power

 Article 9 voided according to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic of 24.06.2013 No. 99

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