First experience under the exemption regime of EC Regulation 1228/2003 on conditions for access to the network of cross-border exchanges in electricity
Article from: OGEL 2 (2006), in Electricity Interconnectors
On 23 April 2005 the European Commission accepted the national decisions granting a "full-exemption" under Article 7 of the Regulation (EC) No 1228/2003 to the Estlink project for the construction of an interconnector between the national grids of Finland and Estonia. This is the first formal exemption to be granted under the Regulation. This article will assess some of the issues that were raised during the proceedings towards the exemption.