Regulation & Policy

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

ACER adds new guidelines to limit CO2 emissions and meet the objective of decarbonising the energy sector

S.7. Climate Change


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
In December 2019, ACER published an opinion defining the principles of a general and harmonised approach at European level for the calculation of CO2 emission limits in the context of capacity mechanisms. Issued in the context of the Green Deal and the publication of its ...

EC invests over €100 million in LIFE Programme projects

S.6. Research and Innovation


Monday, February 17, 2020
EC invests € 101,2 million in 10 large-scale projects part of the LIFE programme for environment and climate. Introduced in 2014, LIFE projects aim to help Member States comply with key EU environmental, nature and climate legislation. Nine Member States are involved in this funding ...

EP adopts fourth list of Projects of Common Interest

S.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
On 12 February, the EP rejected a motion tabled by the Greens to vote against the “fourth list of projects of common interest” (PCI), presented last October by the European Commission (EC). The motion was rejected by an overwhelming majority of 443 votes against, 169 ...

EC launches public consultation on future Network Codes

S.2.7. EU Network Codes

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Pursuant to Articles 59(3) of Regulation (EU) No 2019/943 on electricity and 6(1) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 on gas, the EC has opened a Consultation addressed to public authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, consultancies and other relevant stakeholders. The Consultation pertains to the ...

ACER Decision strengthens electricity market coupling rules

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Monday, February 3, 2020
ACER published a Decision amending the rules defining how designated electricity market operators calculate the results of market coupling in the day-ahead and intraday periods and the products that market players can use on these markets. Back on 21 October 2019, ACER launched a public consultation ...

Brexit – not an end but a new beginning


D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Friday, January 31, 2020
On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. Following a calamitous Brexit negotiation process and after the change of three British governments since the referendum in 2016, the UK will quit the community it joined in 1973. However, on 01 February ...

ACER publishes Brexit implications on REMIT rules

S.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Friday, January 31, 2020
On 31 January 2020, the UK officially left the EU, thereby starting the so-called “transition period” (see “Brexit – not an end but a new beginning”). During this period, ACER claims that EU rules will continue to apply, including the Regulation on wholesale energy market ...

ACER adopts Decisions to establish a single EU electricity balancing market

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
ACER published three Decisions on the framework for the implementation of EU-wide electricity balancing trading platforms, which aims to integrate all national balancing markets into a single European electricity market. Out of ACER’s three Decisions, two directly govern the balancing of electricity from the mFRR ...