Regulation & Policy

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

ACER publishes Decision on fallback procedures for Core Capacity Calculation Region

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.

Monday, October 8, 2018
ACER published a Decision that revises the methodology proposed by transmission system operators (TSO) of thirteen Member States that will apply a coordinated calculation and allocation of the capacity between bidding zones (the Core Capacity Calculation Region) for establishing the rules for alternative capacity allocation ...

Belgian Northwester 2 offshore wind park receives EFSI support

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Friday, October 5, 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support the construction of the Northwester 2 wind farm off the Belgian coast with a loan of €210 million. Slightly more than half of this amount will be guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the central ...

ENTSO-E publishes Midterm Adequacy Forecast

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The ENTSO-E Midterm Adequacy Forecast (MAF) 2018 edition is a pan-European monitoring assessment of power system resource adequacy according to base scenarios for 2020 and 2025 and based on sophisticated mathematical calculations including a Loss of Load Expectation (LOLE) metric. The MAF looks at the complex ...

EC approves €3,5 billion support for three offshore windfarms in Belgium and two cogeneration plants in Germany

S.11. State Aid

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Friday, September 28, 2018
On 27 September, the EC approved Belgian plans to support with maximum funding of up to €3,5 billion, three projects: the Mermaid (235 MW), Seastar (252 MW) and Northwester2 (219 MW) offshore wind farms. In December 2016, the EC approved under EU state aid rules ...

EC lifts tariffs on Chinese solar imports

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Monday, September 3, 2018
  The EC announced that it will end punitive tariffs on solar panels imported from China, which have been in place since 2013. The EU initially accused China of dumping excess solar panels into the European market to suppress competition. Import duties set the price of ...

EC approves three support measures for RES in Denmark

S.11. State Aid

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Friday, August 17, 2018
  In late August, the EC approved three state aid schemes for electricity production from wind and solar in Denmark, valid for a period of 20 years. The beneficiaries of the support will be selected through two tenders organised in 2018 and 2019 and should contribute ...

ENTSO-E publishes joint Report on intraday, day-ahead and forward capacity allocation

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  ENTSO-E released a ‘Joint report on the progress and potential problems with the implementation of intraday and day-ahead coupling as well as forward capacity allocation’, in line with its obligations under Article 82(2) of Regulation 2015/1222 on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM), and Article ...

NordLink interconnector receives EU support amidst German push for grid expansion

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Monday, August 13, 2018
The EIB signed a €100 million financing agreement with TenneT Holding B.V. The agreement with the TSO will support the construction of an electricity interconnector between Norway and Germany, known as the NordLink interconnector. The €100 million hybrid capital, purchased by the EIB, is issued under ...