Access to facilities in the energy sector: An overview of EU and national case law

This study - which is not comprehensive - provides an overview of the main trends of regulatory intervention regarding access to facilities in the energy sector for the last 15 years. We have chosen a broadened meaning of the concept of “access” which includes direct access to electricity or gas physical infrastructures/networks as well as indirect access to those infrastructures/networks through production capacities. “Facilities” means facilities and associated resources owned by incumbents or those installed by new entrants. Regulatory intervention has taken the traditional forms of ex-ante and ex-post regulation. Ex-ante regulation refers to strong market regulation in order to prevent anticompetitive practices particularly from incumbent operators. It is a forward-looking approach

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  • Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (Paris)
  • White & Case (Paris)
  • JPTT & Partners (Paris)


Laetitia Ghebali, Orion Berg, Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Access to facilities in the energy sector : An overview of EU and national case law, 8 septembre 2016, e-Competitions Energy & Access to facilities, Art. N° 82337

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