Regulation & Policy

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

ENTSOs publish Joint Scenario Report for TYNDP 2020

S.2.8. TYNDP

D.2.8. TYNDP

Friday, November 15, 2019
  ENTSO-E and ENTSOG have published the joint Scenario Report for the Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2020 (TYNDP 2020), in order to support the 5th PCI selection process by EC. As Regulation (EU) 347/2013 (TEN-E) requires that the ENTSOs use scenarios for their respective TYNDPs, for a ...

ACER decides on long-term electricity transmission rights in 13 Member States

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
On 30 October, ACER published Decision amending the regional design of long-term transmission rights (LTTRs) in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The Decision of the Agency follows from the joint request of the ...

ACER approves long-term capacity calculation methodology of the Nordic region

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
ACER published its Decision approving the Nordic capacity calculation region’s (CCR) proposal for the long-term capacity calculation methodology between Denmark, Finland and Sweden, on the basis of the EU Regulation on Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA Guideline). The capacity calculation methodology for the long-term timeframe sets out ...

European Commission adopts Annual Report on the functioning of the European carbon market

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Thursday, October 31, 2019
The European Commission’s (EC) Annual Report on the functioning of the European carbon market covers 2018 while also presenting certain initiatives proposed or agreed in 2019. Topics covered by the Report include: EU ETS infrastructure; Functioning of the carbon market (allowances put in and taken ...

European Commission adopts Regulation on adjustments to free allocation due to activity level changes

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Thursday, October 31, 2019
  The European Commission (EC) has reached a new step in the preparation for phase 4 of the Emissions Trading System (ETS), which starts in 2021, with the adoption of a Regulation on how the free allocation of emission allowances will reflect changes in the activity ...

European Commission adopts 4th list of Projects of Common Interest

S.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
The three key objectives of Projects of common Interest (PCI) are sustainability, affordability and security of supply in the energy sector. The projects that make up the 4th PCI list were assessed and selected under the TEN-E Regulation and consist in critical projects spanning electricity, smart ...

EC approves the British Capacity Market scheme

S.11. State Aid

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Following an in-depth investigation, the EC has approved, under EU State aid rules, the British Capacity Market scheme introduced in 2014 to safeguard security of electricity supply. In November 2018, following a landmark appeal of the EC’s 2014 decision by British demand response operator, Tempus Energy, ...

Europe’s largest floating solar plant opens in France

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Friday, October 18, 2019
The most powerful floating solar PV plant in Europe was inaugurated in southern France, as an additional path in the development of solar energy. This project called “O’MEGA1” is a 17 MW solar plant situated in Piolenc, a commune in the Vaucluse department. Works on the ...