Electricity Regulation Act 1999


F329[Construction of an interconnector.

16A. The Commission may, with the consent of the Minister F330[, who shall take into account the electricity interconnection targets set out in point (1) of Article 4(d) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action5 ], secure the construction of an interconnector or interconnectors by one or more of the following means:

(a) a competitive tender;

(b) an authorisation granted to a person without a prior competitive tender where the person demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Commission, that the granting of an authorisation, subject to such conditions as the Commission deems necessary and appropriate, is in the long term interests of final customers; or

(c) requesting the transmission system operator to provide for the construction of an interconnector in its development plan.]




Inserted (23.05.2007) by Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (40/2006), s. 8(5), S.I. No. 266 of 2007.


Inserted (17.01.2022) by European Union (Internal Market in Electricity) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 20 of 2022), reg. 5(3), in effect as per reg. 1(2).