Electricity regulation: Country Q&A tool

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Overview

Electricity market

1. What is the role of the electricity market in your jurisdiction?
 

Regulatory structure

2. What is the regulatory framework for the electricity sector?
 

Electricity companies

Main companies

3. What are the main companies involved in electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in your jurisdiction?
 

Foreign ownership

4. Are there any restrictions concerning the foreign ownership of electricity companies in your jurisdiction?
 

Import of electricity

5. To what extent is electricity imported?
 

Electricity generation and renewable energy

Sources of electricity generation

6. What are the main sources of electricity generation?
 
7. Are there any government policies, targets or incentives in place to encourage the use of renewable energy?
 
8. What are the main obstacles to the development of renewable energy in your jurisdiction?
 
9. Are there any plans to build new nuclear power stations in your jurisdiction?
 

Authorisation and operating requirements

10. What are the authorisation requirements to construct electricity generation plants?
 
11. Are there any requirements to ensure new power stations are ready for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, or requiring a plant to retrofit CC technology once this is ready?
 
12. What are the authorisation and main ongoing requirements to operate electricity generation plants?
 
13. What requirements are there concerning connection of generation to the transmission grid?
 

Electricity transmission

Authorisation and operating requirements

14. What are the authorisation requirements to construct electricity transmission networks?
 
15. What are the authorisation and main ongoing requirements to operate electricity transmission networks?
 

Transmission charges

16. How are the charges and conditions for the transmission of electricity regulated?
 

Electricity distribution

Authorisation and operating requirements

17. What are the authorisation requirements to construct electricity distribution systems?
 
18. What are the authorisation and the main ongoing requirements to operate electricity distribution systems?
 

Distribution charges

19. How are the charges and conditions for the distribution of electricity regulated?
 

Electricity supply

Authorisation and operating requirements

20. What are the authorisation and the main ongoing requirements to supply electricity to end consumers?
 

Trading between generators and suppliers

21. How is electricity trading (between generators and suppliers) regulated?
 

Electricity price and conditions of sale

22. How is the price for electricity and conditions of sale regulated at the consumer and wholesale level?
 

Tax issues

23. What are the main tax issues arising on electricity generation, distribution, transmission and supply?
 

Reform

24. What reform proposals are there for the regulation of the electricity sector?
 
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