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Friday, December 21, 2018
EU reaches final deal on Clean Energy Package
The sixth trilogue concluded in the early hours of 19 December when EU negotiators reached a final political agreement on the Electricity Directive and Regulation. The deal wraps up a lengthy process of over two years since the EC proposed the “Clean Energy for All ...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Is it time to rethink capacity market design?
In the past few weeks, capacity mechanisms have been one of the most widely debated issues both in European political energy circles and even among policy-makers in North America. On 15 November 2018, the European General Court (EGC) issued a landmark ruling leading to the ...
Friday, December 14, 2018
EU negotiators reach agreement on sixth file of the Clean Energy Package
During the fourth trilogue held on 11 December, EU negotiators reached an agreement on the proposed recast of the Regulation establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). The newly agreed Regulation aims to strengthen ACER’s powers and add competences in ...


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EC opens in-depth investigation into British capacity m...

S.11. State Aid


Thursday, February 21, 2019 : In July 2014, the EC approved the UK’s capacity market mechanism. The approval Decision was however quashed by the EU General Court in Case T-793/14 (see news of November 15, 2018: “Landmark ruling in favour of DSR provider Tempus Energy confirms generation bias in UK ...

RWE to win EU regulatory approval to buy E.ON and Innog...

S.3. Energy Infrastructure


Thursday, February 21, 2019 : German utility RWE is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy the renewables businesses of E.ON and Innogy, as part of an asset swap deal between RWE and E.ON, which will have significant repercussions for the German and European energy markets. RWE will ...

Greenlink Interconnector awarded £3,6 million from CEF...

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 : The 500 MW Greenlink Interconnector, which is being developed by Element Power to link the electricity grids of the UK and Ireland, has been awarded £3,6 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The project was selected for a grant in the field of trans-European ...

ACER publishes first Report on implementation of CACM a...

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 : ACER published its first monitoring Report on the implementation of the Regulation containing Guidelines on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM Regulation) and the Regulation containing Guidelines on Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA Regulation), which set binding guidelines for the implementation and operation of single market ...

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