Negotiated third party access to electricity supply networks in Germany
Article from: OGEL 3 (2003), in Electricity Law and Regulation
Six years after the adoption of the Electricity Directive the quantity of electricity supplied in Germany by new entrants into this market is small. This situation was not the result of failure to open up the national market to competition. This had been achieved by legislation passed in 1998 (see below) which opened up 100 per cent of the electricity market to competition. It was primarily due to the choices made by Germany, as permitted by the Electricity Directive, to introduce a negotiated third party access ('nTPA') regime rather than a regulated third party access ...