Regulation & Policy

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

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

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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 ...

EIB supports implementation of energy efficiency in two Polish cities

S.8. Energy Efficiency

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting two Polish cities, Lublin and Bydgoszcz, in implementing their energy efficiency programmes. These operations are part of the lending programme for the heating sector in Poland, which is guaranteed by EFSI. EIB loans totalling €46,4 million are expected ...

EC proposes investment plan and mechanism to support and finance European green transition

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Friday, January 17, 2020
On 14 January 2020, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) and the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, which should contribute to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal, namely to foster the emergence of new clean energy and circular ...

COP25 – Takeaways after a bitter end to the largest climate conference

S.7. Climate Change

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Following months of climate marches, protests, campaigning, and an ever higher number of people concerned about the effects of climate change, the 25th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), held from 02 to 15 ...