Energy and Brexit—the EU Internal Energy Market and international electricity and gas interconnection regulation and trade
Energy and Brexit—the EU Internal Energy Market and international electricity and gas interconnection regulation and trade

The following Energy practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Energy and Brexit—the EU Internal Energy Market and international electricity and gas interconnection regulation and trade
  • Introduction
  • Key publications and announcements to date in relation to Brexit and the EU Internal Energy Market, GB international electricity and gas interconnectors and trade in electricity and gas
  • Brexit and the EU Internal Energy Market (IEM)
  • Analysis and explanation
  • Brexit and international electricity and gas interconnection regulation
  • International electricity and gas interconnection regulation
  • Interconnector funding
  • Unbundling
  • International trade in electricity and gas
  • More...

Introduction

This Practice Note tracks the key publications and announcements made to date in relation to Brexit and the EU Internal Energy Market, Great Britain’s (GB) international electricity and gas interconnectors and trade. It also provides a brief analysis of the consequences of these publications and announcements.

On 23 January 2020 the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (EU(WA)A 2020) was adopted enabling the government to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement and implement its provisions into UK law. As a result of EU(WA)A 2020 the UK remains legally bound by EU law during the transition period agreed in the Withdrawal Agreement which runs from 11 pm on 31 January 2020 until 11 pm on 31 December 2020 (the Implementation Period). The implementation period ends on implementation period completion day (IP Completion Day).

For a more general timeline of key events and updates in respect of Brexit, see Practice Note: Brexit timeline and Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement, and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Key publications and announcements to date in relation to Brexit and the EU Internal Energy Market, GB international electricity and gas interconnectors and trade in electricity and gas

DateAuthorPublication (incorporating hyperlink)
November 2017Commissioned by European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)The Impact of Brexit on the EU Energy System
29 January 2018House of Lords

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