ECJ ruling on access to electricity interconnectors

Preliminary ruling (about 12 pages) of the Court of Justice of the European Communities on the second electricity directive, following a request from a Dutch court. The ECJ ruled that an electricity import contract entered by a public service provider prior to liberalisation could not form the basis of a justification for discriminatory favours in the allocation of interconnector capacity: an explicit derogation would have been required to permit such discrimination.

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Filed under ECJ/CFI, Electricity.

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