Energy storage—the evolving regulatory regime and renewable subsidy position
Energy storage—the evolving regulatory regime and renewable subsidy position

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

  • Energy storage—the evolving regulatory regime and renewable subsidy position
  • Brexit impact
  • The areas of regulatory development for electricity storage—introduction
  • EA 1989 licensing of energy storage
  • Final consumption levies for energy storage
  • Network charges for energy storage
  • Renewable subsidies and energy storage
  • Unbundling of networks from energy generation and storage

Brexit impact

This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect Great Britain’s (GB) renewable energy sector, see Practice Note: Energy and Brexit—renewable energy, which tracks the key publications and announcements made to date in relation to Brexit and the GB renewable energy sector. It also provides brief explanation of the key areas where Brexit will have an identified and direct legal impact on the renewables sector. It includes focus on Brexit and Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs); Brexit and Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration (CHPGOs); and Brexit and the Renewables Obligation (RO), Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs), and Contract for Difference (CfD) subsidy schemes.

Although the date and time of withdrawal of the EU (exit day) is fixed in UK law (see section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018―although potentially subject to change), the legal terms of the withdrawal negotiated with the EU are not. That leaves open the possibility that the UK’s membership will lapse automatically on exit day, without all the necessary legal and transitional arrangements in place. This has implications for practitioners considering legal issues and projects within the GB renewable energy sector. For a more general timeline of key events and updates in respect of Brexit,