Liander’s Transport Capacity Dispute

Stek has successfully represented energy distribution company Liander in a preliminary ruling procedure against one of its customers.

The customer, connected to Liander’s electricity network in Noord-Holland, ignored a transport capacity cap imposed on him by Liander because of congestion in the electricity network.

The customer did not comply with the connection and transport agreement and jumped the queue of customers also waiting for additional transport capacity. Liander could not allow this, because of the consequences for the integrity and safety of the network. Liander initiated proceedings at the Amsterdam District Court and claimed the customer be ordered to comply with the contracted transport capacity.

The court sided with Liander and upheld Liander’s claims. It is for the first time that Liander actively sought to enforce the contracted transport capacity vis à vis a customer in an area with network congestion.

The Stek team includded Bart van Oorschot.

Involved fees earner: Bart van Oorschot – Stek;

Law Firms: Stek;

Clients: Liander;

Author: Naoual Sadouqi