Regulation & Policy

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

ACER publishes feedback on the Public Consultation on the revision of electronic formats for reporting under REMIT

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
ACER published a Public Consultation Evaluation on the revision of electronic formats for transaction data, fundamental data and inside information reporting under Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 (REMIT) based on stakeholder survey data collected in 2017, and discussions held with National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in June ...

ENTSO-E’s Market Committee approves ITC 2019 Preliminary Perimeter Fee

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Thursday, December 27, 2018
The Inter-Transmission System Operator Compensation (ITC) mechanism functions according to the terms defined in the ITC Agreement (Regulation (EU) No 838/2010), compensating transmission system operators for the cost of hosting cross-border transit flows. The ITC Agreement will require parties to provide the values for the ...

EU reaches final deal on Clean Energy Package

S.12. Winter Package

D.2.4. Energy Market Design

Friday, December 21, 2018
The sixth trilogue concluded in the early hours of 19 December when EU negotiators reached a final political agreement on the Electricity Directive and Regulation. The deal wraps up a lengthy process of over two years since the EC proposed the “Clean Energy for All ...

EU temporarily suspends UK carbon permit processes ahead of Brexit

S.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Friday, December 21, 2018
The EC has temporarily suspended emissions trading system processes for Britain due to the lack of clarity as to the country’s relationship with the EU after Brexit. As from 01 January next year, Britain will be unable to auction carbon permits, allocate them to operators ...

Is it time to rethink capacity market design?

S.11. State Aid

D.7.1. The European Emissions Trading System

Monday, December 17, 2018
In the past few weeks, capacity mechanisms have been one of the most widely debated issues both in European political energy circles and even among policy-makers in North America. On 15 November 2018, the European General Court (EGC) issued a landmark ruling leading to the ...

EU negotiators reach agreement on sixth file of the Clean Energy Package

S.12. Winter Package

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Friday, December 14, 2018
During the fourth trilogue held on 11 December, EU negotiators reached an agreement on the proposed recast of the Regulation establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). The newly agreed Regulation aims to strengthen ACER’s powers and add competences in ...

EC accepts TenneT commitments to address antitrust concerns

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, December 7, 2018
On 19 March 2018, the EC launched a formal investigation to assess whether TenneT, the largest of the four German transmission system operators, infringed EU antitrust rules (abuse of dominant position – Article 102 TFEU) by systematically limiting southern capacity at the electricity interconnector between ...

The new EC Climate Strategy – a rocky road to climate neutrality

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.10.2. Competition Law

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
On 28 November, the EC published its European strategic long-term vision ‘A Clean Planet for All’, in which it calls for a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. The strategy highlights eight scenarios for the future of the EU and aims to show “how Europe can lead ...