Official Journal of the European Union
Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 7 April 2022 (requests for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht, Autonome Sektion für die Provinz Bozen — Italy) — KW (C-102/21), SG (C-103/21) v Autonome Provinz Bozen
(Joined Cases C-102/21 and C-103/21) (1)
(Reference for a preliminary ruling - Aid granted by Member States - Aid scheme for the construction of mini-hydroelectric power plants - Alpine and mountain huts without connection to an electricity grid - Authorisation by the European Commission - Expiry)
Language of the case: German
Verwaltungsgericht, Autonome Sektion für die Provinz Bozen
Parties to the main proceedings
Applicants: KW (C-102/21), SG (C-103/21)
Defendant: Autonome Provinz Bozen
Operative part of the judgment
The authorisation for the aid scheme for the construction of mini-hydroelectric power plants resulting from Commission Decision C(2012) 5048 final of 25 July 2012 on State aid SA.32113 (2010/N) — Italy: Aid scheme for energy savings, district heating and electrification of remote areas in Alto Adige/South Tyrol was no longer in force when the Autonome Provinz Bozen (Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Italy) granted subsidies to KW and SG;
Article 108(3) TFEU must be interpreted as meaning that the European Commission is not required to request the Member State to recover unlawful aid within the meaning of Article 1(f) of Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1589 of 13 July 2015 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
(1) OJ C 217, 7.6.2021.