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PR(09)73: Iceland fails to implement the Directive on security of electricity supply


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to send a reasoned opinion to Iceland for failure to implement Directive 2005/89 on security of electricity supply and infrastructure investment.

This Directive requires States to take measures to ensure a high level of security of electricity supply, an appropriate level of operational network security, to maintain a balance between the demand for electricity and the availability of generation capacity, and to establish a regulatory framework that facilitates investment by network operators.

Iceland should have implemented the Directive by 1 November 2008.

The purpose of the reasoned opinion is to give Iceland a last chance to take corrective measures before the Authority decides whether to bring the matter before the EFTA Court. Iceland has been given two months to take the measures necessary to comply with the reasoned opinion.


For further information, please contact:

Mr. Raphaël Meyer
Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 44, or

Mr. Bjørnar Alterskjær,
Deputy Director Legal and Executive Affairs Directorate
Mob. (+32)(0)495291605


Brussels, 30 October 2009 


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