National Commission for Energy Control and Prices (NCC) is an independent national regulatory authority (in the European Union law's sense) regulating activities of entities in the field of energy and carrying out the supervision of state energy sector.
On February 10, 1997 the President of the Republic of Lithuania appointed the first members of the NCC.
The NCC was established under the Law on Energy. Since November 2008 the members of the NCC are appointed by the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania on the nomination of the President of the Republic of Lithuania.
NCC mission is to ensure the quality and availability of energy services to consumers, creating equal conditions for all market participants.
NCC objective is to create a credible, independent economic regulatory framework of electricity, natural gas, district heating, drinking water supply and wastewater treatment sectors, which ensures the quality and availability of energy services to consumers.
NCC’s strategic network
NCC’s decisions-making process
NCC's decisions are adopted at the NCC’s public meetings. The meetings is valid if at least four Commissioners take part in it, including the Chair. NCC takes decisions by voting. If the Commissioner disagrees with Commissioners majority opinion, he must verbally and (or) in writing set out his opinion, which will be recorded in the minute of the proceedings of the meeting.
More information about the Board meetings can be found in Lithuanian here.
The decisions can be found in Lithuanian here.
NCC is a public administration authority accountable to the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania. Each year, by May 1st, NCC releases its annual operational and financial report and submits it to the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. Financial and operational audit is carried out by the National Audit Office of Lithuania.
NCC administrative competence
NCC employs high quality employees whose competence and experience in energy field are highly valued in Lithuania and international organisations. 100 % of NCC employees have higher education degree (or equivalent level of education) and 3 employees has Ph.D. In order to develop the competencies of employees and improve customer service quality, during 2010-2012 two projects funded by European Union funds were implemented.