The EU third energy package—unbundling
The EU third energy package—unbundling

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

  • The EU third energy package—unbundling
  • Background
  • Unbundling
  • Unbundling of distribution networks
  • Unbundling Directives—unbundling requirements
  • Full Structural Unbundling
  • Transmission Operation Unbundling
  • Independent Transmission Operations
  • National Unbundling Arrangements
  • Unbundling Directives—unbundling certification
  • 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 the EU Internal Energy Market and/or Great Britain’s (GB’) international electricity and gas interconnectors and trade, see Practice Note: Energy and Brexit—the EU Internal Energy Market and international electricity and gas interconnection regulation and trade, which details the key publications and announcements made to date which are specific to Brexit and the EU Internal Energy Market and/or Brexit and Great Britain’s international electricity and gas interconnectors and trade. It also provides a brief analysis of the consequences of these publications and announcements, and the position to date. 

Background

The EU’s ‘third energy package’ (or IME3) is the name given to the suite of EU legislation which underpins the EU internal energy market's common rules. It aims at improving the functioning of the internal energy market and resolving certain structural problems via liberalising the EU electricity and gas, and builds upon two previous energy liberalisation packages. It covers

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