A Legal Overview of The Construction, Operation and Regulation of Gas Transmission Grids in Germany
Article from: OGEL 5 (2019), in Pipelines
The network of gas transmission pipelines forms the backbone of German gas supply. The German gas transmission system operators are currently facing a multitude of challenges that call for the construction of further transmission pipelines. This article explores the legal background that has to be taken into account for the construction and later operation of gas transmission pipelines in Germany. It introduces the relevant national and EU legislation and discusses the unbundling regime, the approval and certification of new system operators, the role of the network ...