ALERTS: STATE AID - EUROPEAN UNION - UNITED KINGDOM - ELECTRICITY - NOTIFICATION - PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION PHASE - FORMAL INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE

Preliminary investigation phase: The Court of Justice of the European Union sharply reminds the General Court of the European Union of the extent of the obligations incumbent on the Commission in the preliminary investigation phase before triggering the formal investigation procedure (Tempus Energy)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 2 September 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment in case C-57/19 (Commission v Tempus energy and Tempus Energy Technology). In June 2014, the United Kingdom notified the Commission of an aid scheme establishing a capacity market across the UK. Concerned that electricity generation would no longer be sufficient to meet peak demand periods, the UK authorities sought in doing so to incentivise capacity providers to generate electricity or reduce or defer electricity consumption during periods of grid stress, by paying them to take account of the difficulties that may arise during peak demand periods. In a decision issued

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Alain Ronzano, Preliminary investigation phase: The Court of Justice of the European Union sharply reminds the General Court of the European Union of the extent of the obligations incumbent on the Commission in the preliminary investigation phase before triggering the formal investigation procedure (Tempus Energy), 2 September 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 102397, www.concurrences.com

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