Factsheet: Royal Decree on electricity distribution

Royal Decree on electricity distribution

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 1955/2000, dated December 1, which regulates transmission, distribution, commercialisation, supply and the authorisation procedures for electrical energy installations
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 1955/2000, de 1 de diciembre, por el que se regulan las actividades de transporte, distribución, comercialización, suministro y procedimientos de autorización de instalaciones de energía eléctrica
Description: 
Royal Decree 1955/2000 establishes the obligations for the transmission of electric power. It also regulates the functions of the System Operator and Manager of the transmission Grid. It regulates the activities of the distributors as well as the activities of the retailers. It regulates the access of third to the transmission and distribution grids. It establishes some mandatory minimum quality standards to the distributors and the corresponding compensations to the consumers if they are not accomplished. It regulates the authorization procedures and inscription in the corresponding administrative registrations of the electric power facilities.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate electrical energy installations

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2000
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013