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Energy Safety Commission

President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis established the Energy Safety Commission on 29 April 2016.

The Energy Safety Commission is aimed at analysis on the energy security-related issues at the President’s request, delivery of recommendations to address the latter and provide support to the President of Latvia in his implementation of the functions stipulated by the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia.

“Energy resources, provision of their availability, technical energy supply, and legal framework of efficient operation of the energy sector is both a prioritised policy direction of the European Union and have also become significant issues of the security of Latvia and the Baltic States under current geopolitical conditions,” said President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis.

The President of Latvia has called for the Energy Safety Commission to assess the current development of Latvian energy policy, analyse, and make suggestions for its improvement to strengthen the energy sector and to contribute to the growth of the overall safety and security of the Latvian economics in the short, medium, and long-term.

Chair of the Energy Safety Commission

Juris Ozoliņš - Energy Expert, former Minister of Energy.

Members of the Energy Safety Commission

Varis Boks – CEO of JSC “Augstsprieguma tīkls”,

Edgars Vīgants - Dr.sc.ing., Member of the Board of the Latvian Association of Energy Companies,

Andris Strazds – Advisor at the International Relations and Communications Department of the Bank of Latvia,

Toms Nāburgs – Member of the Board of the Wind Energy Association,

Reinis Āboltiņš - Energy Expert,

Jānis Reķis - Dr.sc.ing., Energy Expert.