Regulation & Policy

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

Frans Timmermans passes EP hearing



Thursday, October 10, 2019
Frans Timmermans has been nominated by EC president-elect Ursula von der Leyen as one of the three executive vice-presidents of the future Commission. Additionally, Mr Timmermans is tasked with delivering on the EU’s Green Deal as well as taking over the role of EU Climate ...

European Commissioner designate for Energy gets ITRE backing



Friday, October 4, 2019
Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner designate for Energy, spoke before the EP’s ITRE Committee ahead of formally taking on the role on November 01. The topics covered by Simson included the financing of EU climate goals, energy security, energy poverty, carbon border tax, gas infrastructure ...

EC will extend grant financing for the Celtic Interconnector connecting the Irish and French power grids

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The EC will extend 530 million in grant financing for the Celtic Interconnector. This will enable the construction of a 700 MW high voltage direct current connection of approximately 575 km in length between the South coast of Ireland and the North-West coast of Brittany ...

EU Member States agreed on EC proposal to invest €556 million in key European energy infrastructure projects

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
EU Member States agreed on an EC proposal to invest in major European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits, for a total of eight projects (six for electricity and two for gas). Thus, the overall amount of CEF-Energy funding to be granted to the ...

ACER has published two Opinions on the electricity and gas draft list of PCIs

S.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Monday, September 30, 2019
ACER has published two Opinions on the electricity and gas draft list of Projects of Common Interest, and a decision on the period for reaching an agreement on the Proposal for the Methodology for the Coordination and the Cost Sharing of Redispatching and Countertrading. In its ...

ENTSO-E publishes final guidance for TYNDP 2020 applicants

S.2.8. TYNDP

D.2.8. TYNDP

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
ENTSO-E published its ‘Guidance for Transmission and Storage Project Promoters’ that wish to apply or reapply for the 2020 Ten-Year Network Development Plan  (TYNDP 2020). The Guidelines lay down the application criteria, the procedure and its applicable deadlines. Following the adoption of the “Clean Energy for ...

EC adopts three recommendations on new Energy Efficiency Directive implementation

S.8.1. The Energy Efficiency Directive

D.8.1. The Energy Efficiency Directive

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The EC published three Recommendations, which aim to aid the EU Member States on transposing the new Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), which was adopted at the end of 2018 as Directive (EU) 2018/2002. Increasing energy efficiency is one of the key elements of the recently ...

ACER recommends how to implement new minimum margin of electricity capacity available for cross-border trade

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, August 9, 2019
At the beginning of August, ACER published its Recommendation on the implementation of the minimum margin available for cross-border trade, as per Article 16(8) of EU Regulation 2019/943 on the internal market for electricity (IEMR), which was published in the Official Journal of the EU ...