Overview of the Regulation of the Electricity Sector in Ireland


Author: Alex McLean , Nicole Ridge and Niall Esler

The principal legislation governing the electricity industry in Ireland is the Electricity Regulation Act 1999, as amended (“1999 Act”), which provides for the establishment of a regulatory framework for the introduction of competition in the generation and supply of electricity in Ireland. The 1999 Act also established the Commission for Energy Regulation (“CER”) as the national regulatory authority responsible for overseeing the liberalisation of Ireland’s energy sector including granting licences for the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity. to learn more, download the latest briefing from our Energy & Natural Resources Group by clicking on the link below.

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