The German federal Court of justice strengthens the position of the energy network agency in Court of appeal proceedings (Beteiligung der Bundesnetzagentur)

Background Currently, a regime of price regulation is applied to the German energy sector in which the regulator has to approve ex ante network access charges of all transmission and distribution network operators (Sec. 23a Energy Industry Act - EnWG). In this respect, the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur - FNA) is entrusted with the ex ante approval of access charges of transmission grids as well as cross-border regional distribution networks, whereas the smaller State Network Agencies (Landesregulierungsbehörden) have jurisdiction for local distribution network operators within the territory of its respective Federal States. In 2009 a regime of incentive regulation will be introduced pursuant to Sec. 21a EnWG replacing the current system. According to the facts of the

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  • Hengeler Mueller (Dusseldorf)

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Joerg Meinzenbach, The German federal Court of justice strengthens the position of the energy network agency in Court of appeal proceedings (Beteiligung der Bundesnetzagentur), 13 novembre 2007, e-Competitions November 2007, Art. N° 16283

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