On 22 September 2020, there was published on legislation.gov.uk The Electricity and Gas etc (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

Six statutory instruments were made under section 8 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 to remove deficiencies caused by EU exit, to EU and UK legislation relating to gas and electricity markets:

  • The Electricity and Gas (Powers to Make Subordinate Legislation) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/1286).
  • The Electricity and Gas etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/530).
  • The Gas (Security of Supply and Network Codes) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/531).
  • The Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (Markets and Trading) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/532).
  • The Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (System Operation and Connection) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/533).
  • The Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/534).

The most significant amendments the statutory instrument makes to the EU Exit instruments listed above are: substituting references to ‘exit day’ for ‘IP completion day’; amending definitions of ‘the Electricity Regulation’ to mean the Electricity Regulation 2019 (recast); amending definitions of ‘the Agency Regulation’ to mean the Agency Regulation 2019 (recast); amending references to Articles in the repealed Electricity Regulation 2009 with the related Articles in the Electricity Regulation 2019 (recast) set out in its correlation table and including express reference to the Electricity Regulation 2009, where necessary, to ensure obligations included in codes and guidelines introduced under the repealed regulation continue to apply also