The energy sector is going through an era of evolution that is profoundly impacting the sector’s governance (i.e., unbundling) and the technology on which it relies (e.g., smart grids to name just one example). In addition, and perhaps even more importantly, the sector is also undergoing modifications at its core, with Europe increasingly shifting away from fossil/nuclear fuels towards renewables and with storage, energy efficiency and new grid management techniques on the horizon.
To ensure the developments in the sector are done in a stable and harmonious manner, the aforementioned changes must be implemented within a solid legislative framework. Legislators are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of the progress made in the energy sector. The result is an abundance of new Directives, Regulations, Guidelines, Communications, Decisions and other legislative documents, making this second edition of the EU Electricity Laws a tool that is more important than ever if one wishes to find their way through the multiple applicable laws.
Editor in chief:
CEO Bernard EnergyAdvocacy (BEA), Brussels
Lawyer, Member of the New York Bar and the Brussels Bar
EU Affairs and Legal Adviser, Bernard EnergyAdvocacy