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

The following Energy practice 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
  • Energy storage and the RO
  • Energy storage and the CfD
  • Energy storage and the FiT
  • More...

Brexit impact

This Practice Note contains information on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). As of exit day, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. For further reading, see Practice Note: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement.

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 explanations 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.

The areas of regulatory development for electricity storage—introduction

As set out in Practice Note: Licensing of GB electricity generation and storage, pursuant to the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989), there is a well-established licensing regime in GB for electricity generation. However, historically, the licensing and wider regulatory position

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