The external new legal framework for competition in the German electricity and gas sector
Article from: OGEL 3 (2003), in Electricity Law and Regulation
The European directives on the internal market in electricity (Directive 96/92 OJ L 27/20, 30 January 1997) and in gas (Directive 98/30 OJ L 204/1, 22 June 1998) as well as the Energy Industry Act (BGBl. (Federal Law Gazette) 1998-I, p 730; an authoritative English translation is not available) (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz, hereafter: EnWG) in its amended version of 24 April 1998 which replaced the old Energy Management Act dating from 1935, created the external new legal framework for competition in the German electricity and gas sector. The sector, which was previously ...