The EU Member States’ Right to Electricity Mix

Viktor Szabo

Abstract

Electricity grids between EU Member States are interconnected and therefore, electricity policy in one Member State may influence the functioning of electricity systems in the other states. This article analyzes the impact of an EU Member State’s energy policy on the other Member States from the perspective of the right to determinate their electricity mix. The paper argues that the scope of a Member State’s right to electricity mix guaranteed by Article 194(2) TFEUis limited considerably. The right of a Member State to decide on the choice of its energy sources and the general structure of its energy supply in the electricity sector is bordered by the same rights of the other Member States.

Keywords

Electricity, Internal Market, Right to Energy Mix, State Sovereignty

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