Energy & Natural Resources updates

Greece

Contributed by Rokas Law Firm
Regulatory Authority for Energy approves gas distribution network development for rest of Greece
  • Greece
  • 10 May 2021

Regulatory Authority for Energy Decision 1615/2020 – which approves the Public Gas Distribution Networks SA 2021 to 2025 development programme for the distribution network for the rest of Greece (ie, areas of Greece other than Attica, Thessalonica and Thessaly) – was recently published in the Official Journal. The approved programme is largely similar to the previously approved 2020 to 2025 programme, except for the length of the network in West Macedonia.


Netherlands

Contributed by Stek
Crown Van Gelder decision – more clarity on scope of energy dispute resolution procedure?
  • Netherlands
  • 10 May 2021

In its October 2020 judgment in Crown Van Gelder, the European Court of Justice clarified which complainants have standing before the national regulatory authority to lodge a claim against a transmission or distribution system operator under the Dutch expedited energy dispute resolution procedure. This case is another welcome clarification of the access to the sector-specific dispute resolution procedure.


USA

Contributed by Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Death of demand response opt-outs?
  • USA
  • 10 May 2021

It has been more than one month since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed eliminating the state opt-out with regard to retail customer participation in demand response programmes in organised wholesale markets. However, states that truly oppose demand response participation by retail customers may still have some arrows in their quivers. For those that choose to use them, interesting jurisdictional skirmishes may arise.


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