EU Energy Policy

TenneT’s cross-border electricity commitments binding under EU law

The European Commission has made Dutch transmission system operator TenneT’s commitments to increase cross-border flows of electricity between Denmark and Germany legally binding
By Staff reporter 7 December 2018 0 33595

The European Commission has made Dutch transmission system operator TenneT’s commitments to increase cross-border flows of electricity between Denmark and Germany legally binding, it said on Friday.

Under the obligations, TenneT, which also operates part of the German grid, will ensure a guaranteed amount of capacity on the interconnector is available at all times. The commission opened a formal investigation on 19 March 2018 to assess whether TenneT infringed EU antitrust rules by systematically limiting southward capacity at the electricity interconnector between western Denmark and Germany.

“This conduct...