Licensing of Electricity Interconnectors

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

  • Licensing of Electricity Interconnectors
  • Brexit impact
  • The physical infrastructure of the GB electricity market
  • The requirement for an interconnector licence
  • Exemption from the requirement for an interconnector licence
  • Power to grant interconnector licences and make Application Regulations
  • Procedure for interconnector licence applications under the Application Regulations
  • Assessment criteria for interconnector licence applications
  • Procedure for refusing or granting an interconnector licence
  • Conditions of interconnector licences
  • More...

Licensing of Electricity Interconnectors

Brexit impact

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it had entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below.

On 24 December 2020, the European Commission and UK government announced an agreement in principle on the legal terms of the future UK-EU relationship. Announced just one week before IP completion day, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), and associated agreements came at the eleventh hour, leaving little time to put in place the necessary legal and practical arrangements to make the deal fully operational. The deal was signed on 30 December 2020 and approved by the UK Parliament (along with implementing legislation). Due to the time pressure, the UK and EU agreed that the deal would apply provisionally from 1 January 2021, pending full ratification by the EU.

The provisional TCA and associated

Related documents:

Popular documents