Regulation & Policy

For ease of reference, S.and D. correspond to the Sections and Dossiers of the Quarterly

ENTSO-E publishes first edition of bidding zone review

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, April 5, 2018
The public consultation on ENTSO-E’s First Edition of the Bidding Zone Review was open until 09 March 2018. Since then, the stakeholders’ feedback was assessed and ENTSO-E published the final Review. The Review says of bidding zones that they are an essential element of the present ...

ENTSOs publish final TYNDP 2018 Scenario Report

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, March 30, 2018
ENTSO-E and ENTSO-G published the final joint Scenario Report for the Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2018, following the incorporation of the feedback received from the stakeholders during the Consultation that ran from 02 October until 10 November 2017. The final Scenario Report provides a ...

EC invites stakeholders to comment on TenneT proposed commitments to address antitrust concerns

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The EC invited stakeholders to comment on German TenneT’s proposed commitments to increase capacity on the electricity interconnector between Western Denmark and Germany. The commitments are Germany’s largest TSO’s response to concerns raised by the EC that the capacity restrictions violate EU antitrust rules. The ...

EC allocates €200 million for energy infrastructure projects under first 2018 CEF call


D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, March 23, 2018
The EC opened a Call for Proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in which it will provide a total of €200 million in financial assistance to key EU energy infrastructure. The call is open for PCI projects that will help eliminate grid bottlenecks and ...

EC launches antitrust case against the largest German TSO

S.11. State Aid

D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, March 23, 2018
  The EC launched a formal investigation to assess whether the largest German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT’s limitation of capacity from Denmark into Germany breaches EU antitrust rules. According to the Commissioner in charge of Competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, they “suspect that access is deliberately ...

EC publishes new electricity market Report

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, March 22, 2018
The EC published its latest Report on the EU electricity market, which covers the last quarter of 2017 and contains a wide range of data about electricity supply and use in the EU. The Report find that in the fourth quarter of 2017, wholesale electricity prices in ...

ITRE Report supports higher RES target

S.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Thursday, March 15, 2018
The EU is on track to meet its 2020 goals – a 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, a 20% improvement in energy efficiency, and a 20% share of RES in final energy demand. However,  there are currently heated debates over how to proceed after ...

EP adopts priorities for EU budget post 2020

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.4.1. The Renewable Energy Directive

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The EP published its priorities for the EU budget after 2020. Concretely, the EP voted on two joint Reports: one on the EP’s vision for the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) post-2020, and the other calling for new means of raising genuine own resources for ...