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For Written Answer on : 21/03/2023
Question Number(s): 170 Question Reference(s): 12728/23
Department: Environment, Climate and Communications
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for the Environment; Climate and Communications if he will outline the situation regarding his plans to transpose EU Directive 2019/994 Article 7 on direct lines; what the transposition of this Directive would mean in practical terms; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/944 into Irish law is complete. Implementation of the Directive is principally a matter for the Commission for Regulation of Utilities, which was assigned responsibility for the regulation of the Irish electricity and gas markets following the enactment of the Electricity Regulation Act 1999.

The provisions of Article 7  are enabled by the existing provisions of the Electricity Regulation Act 1999, as amended, to include, inter alia, Sections 34 and 37 of the Act.