The regulation of charging (‘price control’) by Great Britain’s electricity and gas network companies
Produced in partnership with Lis Blunsdon of Orrick
The regulation of charging (‘price control’) by Great Britain’s electricity and gas network companies

The following Energy guidance note Produced in partnership with Lis Blunsdon of Orrick provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The regulation of charging (‘price control’) by Great Britain’s electricity and gas network companies
  • Background
  • How network companies charge
  • Price Control and RIIO
  • RIIO-2/RIIO 2

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

Introduction to Great Britain’s (GB’s) energy networks

The British energy market was one of the first in Europe to be privatised and unbundled on the implementation of the Gas Act 1986 (GA 1986) and the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989), which both introduced the concept of separate licensable activities within