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The Electricity (Internal Markets) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

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24.  In Article 8A—

(a)in paragraph (2) after “co-operate with” insert “the Agency and”; and

(b)immediately before paragraph (3) insert—

(2C) In meeting its duty under paragraph (1) the Authority must, wherever it thinks fit, co-operate with the designated regulatory authorities of member States with a view to ensuring compliance by the ENTSO for electricity and the EU DSO entity with the obligations mentioned in Article 59(1)(c) of the Electricity Directive.

(2D) For the purposes of paragraph (2C) “the ENTSO for electricity” and “the EU DSO entity” have the same meaning as in the Electricity Directive.

(2E) Without prejudice to paragraph (2) the Authority must, in particular, to the extent it considers necessary, consider whether there is a need to enter into arrangements with the designated regulatory authorities of member States—

(a)for the purposes laid down in Articles 59(1)(b), (c) and (f) and 61(2) of the Electricity Directive; and

(b)for carrying out the functions referred to in Article 62(1) and (2) of the Electricity Directive.

(2F) In exercising its functions under paragraphs (2) and (2E)(a), the Authority must have due regard to any guidelines adopted under Article 61(5) of the Electricity Directive..

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