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Energy Act 2004

Chapter 2: Interconnectors for Electricity and Gas

330.Chapter 2 extends the licensing regimes under the Electricity Act and the Gas Act 1986 to electricity and gas interconnectors respectively. An interconnector is a connection between the electricity or gas system in Great Britain and such a system in another country.

331.These provisions partially implement the following European Community Legislation:

  • Articles 20 and 23 of Directive 2003/54/EC of the European Parliament and the Council, concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity;

  • Articles 18, 22 and 25 of Directive 2003/55/EC of the European Parliament and the Council, concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas.

332.A Transposition Note setting out how the Government will transpose into GB law the main elements of these Directives applicable to interconnectors is available from the Energy Markets Unit, Department of Trade and Industry, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1.

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