Regulation & Policy

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

ENTSO-E opens first edition of bidding zone review for public consultation

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ENTSO-E started the Consultation for the First Edition of the Bidding Zone Review, which runs until 09 March 2018, and on 15 February 2018, held a public workshop on the topic. Under EU Regulation 1222/2015 on Capacity Allocation & Congestion Management, both the First Edition of ...

ENTSO-E and Europacable publish Joint Paper and structure closer cooperation

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Monday, February 12, 2018
On 30 January 2018, ENTSO-E and Europacable published a Joint Paper in the context of ENTSO-E’s 2016 TYNDP, named ‘Forecast demand and manufacturing capacity for HVAC and HVDC underground and submarine cables’. In their joint position, the two associations, representing the European transmission operators and ...

EC approves six electricity capacity mechanisms

S.11. State Aid

D.10.2. Competition Law

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The EC has approved electricity capacity mechanisms in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Poland as compatible with EU state aid rules. The EC stated in a press release that it “found that the measures will contribute to ensuring the security of supply whilst preserving ...

ENTSO-E releases future systems need analysis, a critical piece for the TYNDP 2018

S.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

D.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

Monday, February 5, 2018
ENTSO-E released the first pan-European analysis of the future system investment needs.  The analysis consists of six Regional Investment Plans and a Report called “Europe Power System 2040: completing the map”.  The Report and the six Regional Plans, that represent the second stage of the TYNDP ...

Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call closes with 159 funding requests

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) received 159 proposals for the Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call, which closed on 31 January 2018. The call has an indicative budget of €57,5 million to finance projects focusing on the development of RES systems integrated into buildings. This was ...

CEER releases 2018 Work Programme

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) released its “Work Programme 2018”, designed to facilitate the creation of a competitive and sustainable EU energy market for the benefit of consumers and to promote international cooperation with national regulatory authorities (NRAs) for energy around the world. In ...

EC launches EU Energy Poverty Observatory

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Monday, January 29, 2018
Source: European Commission The EC launched the EU’s Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV), a 40-month project that aims to help the Member States in their efforts to combat energy poverty. The EPOV project is funded by the EC, and is implemented by a consortium of 13 organisations, ...

PCI list under fire by MEPs

S.12. Winter Package

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Friday, January 26, 2018
On 23 January, DG Energy Representative Catharina Sikow-Magny attended an ITRE Committee session, in which she presented the 2017 EU-wide list of projects of common interest (PCI). The list consists of energy infrastructure projects, such as gas pipelines and electricity interconnectors, deemed particularly beneficial for ...