Regulation & Policy

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

EC approves €200 million French public support for renewable energy for electricity self-consumption

S.11. State Aid

D.

Monday, October 22, 2018
The EC found that a €200 million French government scheme designed to encourage the development of RES for self-consumption is compatible with EU state aid rules. (more…)

EU provides €60 million loan to floating wind project in Portugal

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.

Friday, October 19, 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) granted a €60 million loan to the Portuguese company Windplus S.A., a subsidiary of EDP Renováveis (79,4%), Repsol S.A. (19,4%) and Principle Power Inc. (1,2%), through the InnovFin programme, which it runs with the support of the EC’s Horizon 2020 research ...

EC publishes electricity market Report for Q2 2018

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, October 18, 2018
The EC’s latest Report on electricity markets covers the second quarter of 2018 and shows that the share of RES in the generation mix is at an all-time-high at 38%, owing primarily to excellent hydro and wind generation in most of Europe. Average wholesale electricity ...

Bill Gates and the EC launch Breakthrough Energy Europe

S.4. Renewable Energy

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Source: © European Union , 2018 / Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart The European Commissioner for Research, Science, and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, joined Bill Gates at a press event in Brussels to announce a new public-private partnership funded by both parties. Breakthrough Energy Europe is a €100 million fund ...

ENTSO-E publishes the final approved version of its Cost Benefit Analysis Guideline 2.0

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
On 12 October, ENTSO-E published the final Guideline 2.0 for Cost Benefit Analysis of Grid Development Projects, whose first draft dates to 2015, approved by the EC. The Guideline was drafted according to EU Regulation (EU) 347/2013 (TEN-E Regulation), which aims to “ensure a common ...

ACER publishes report on incentives for PCIs with higher risks

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
ACER has published its Summary Report on practices in the application of project-specific risk-based incentives. According to the Agency, this tool “aims to ensure that appropriate incentives are granted to those projects of common interest (PCI) which incur higher risks compared to the risks normally ...

ENTSO-E’s Bidding Zone Technical Report provides new transparency on grid constraints

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Monday, October 15, 2018
ENTSO-E has published its Bidding Zone Configuration Technical Report 2018, which sheds light on congestion issues within the European power grid between 2015 and 2017. The Report is the first to be delivered under the CACM Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 and is an important fact-based reflection ...

ACER publishes Decision on fallback procedures for Core Capacity Calculation Region

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Monday, October 8, 2018
ACER published a Decision that revises the methodology proposed by transmission system operators (TSO) of thirteen Member States that will apply a coordinated calculation and allocation of the capacity between bidding zones (the Core Capacity Calculation Region) for establishing the rules for alternative capacity allocation ...