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Published: 1/21/2021. Updated: 1/21/2021

Mr. Renatas Pocius starts his duties as the Chair of National Energy Regulatory Council


Chair Mr Renatas Pocius.jpgOn 21st of January, 2021 Mr Renatas Pocius starts his duties as the Chair of National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC). Mr. Pocius was appointed as a Chair of the Lithuanian national energy regulatory authority for a 5-year term starting from 21st of January, 2021. Prior to his appointment as a Chair of NERC, Mr. Pocius served as a Vice-Chair, starting his career at the institution almost 19 years ago.

The following priorities are named by the Chair of NERC for the future term: implementation of the Green Deal and the Clean Energy Package, further liberalization of the energy market, empowerment of consumers to actively engage in the energy market, implementation of a supportive innovation framework accelerating the innovative solutions in the energy sector and in NERC activities as well.

Also, in the near future, it is planned that NERC will be entrusted with a new function - regulation of the waste management sector, where the most important goal is to introduce such pricing model that would encourage the population to recycle and choose sustainable consumption.

“The employee-expert is the main asset of the institution. Today, NERC has more than two hundred specialists in economic, technical, legal and other fields. My goal is not only to be a leader, but also to actively contribute to the implementation of the tasks, so I am always ready to assist and advise, ” said the new Chair of NERC.