Regulation & Policy

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

EC lifts tariffs on Chinese solar imports

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.

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.

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 ...

ACER publishes first implementation Report on the Network Codes on Demand Connection and on Requirements for Grid Connection of HVDC Systems

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Thursday, August 2, 2018
In the beginning of August 2018, ACER published the first Monitoring Report on the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388 establishing a network code on demand connection (NC DC) and Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1447 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of high ...

ACER adopts Decision on methodology for market-coupling algorithms

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Monday, July 30, 2018
  At the end of July, ACER adopted a Decision amending the methodology for the development and maintenance of the price-coupling algorithm for day-ahead and intraday markets, proposed by all Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs). National Regulatory Authorities submitted the proposal to ACER after they failed ...

Leaders meet for Second Energy Interconnections Summit in Portugal

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Friday, July 27, 2018
The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the government of the Kingdom of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete on behalf of the EC and the Vice-President of the ...

EC invests €48,4 million in infrastructure projects through CEF fund

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The EU Member States and the EC agreed on the financing of eight projects under the first CEF energy call of 2018, awarding a total amount of €48,4 million. Of these eight projects, two are gas projects (representing a total of €23 million in EU ...