Regulation & Policy

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

Ofgem and British Government launch Review of UK energy system rules

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.

Monday, November 26, 2018
On 26 November 2018, the UK government and the energy regulator Ofgem announced the launch of a comprehensive Energy Code Review designed to assess the adequacy of existing national legislation to meet the demands of a sector undergoing unprecedented transformation. There is growing stakeholder consensus ...

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

S.12. Winter Package

D.

Friday, November 23, 2018
During the third trilogue on the evening of 22 November, negotiators from the EP, EC, and the Council came to an agreement on the proposed new Regulation on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector. The Regulation aims to secure the resilience of the electricity system as ...

EC urges EP and Council to come to an agreement on a timeline for the phase-out of regulated energy prices

S.11. State Aid

D.

Friday, November 23, 2018
Regulated energy prices have received a lot of attention from industry associations and the media in the lead-up to the finalisation of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Package. Of the 28 Member States of the EU, eight maintain fully or partially regulated retail prices ...

Eight industry associations call for energy and climate change to be included in the Brexit Political Declaration

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.

Friday, November 16, 2018
On 16 November, eight European industry associations sent a common letter to Michel Barnier, European Chief Negotiator, and Dominic Raab, Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the EU, urging them to include a comprehensive chapter on energy and climate issues in any future Free Trade ...

Landmark ruling in favour of DSR provider Tempus Energy confirms generation bias in UK capacity market design

S.11. State Aid

D.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the EC did not effectively scrutinise the UK capacity market design when it was originally sanctioned under State Aid rules in 2014. Tempus Energy brought the case before the ECJ the same year, alleging that European policy ...

EP adopts key Clean Energy Package files

S.12. Winter Package

D.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The EP approved three of the eight legislative proposals in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, confirming the provisional agreement reached in June on energy efficiency (434 votes to 104 with 37 abstentions), renewables (495 votes to 68 with 61 abstentions) and the governance ...

Stakeholders seek resolution to frequency deviations in Continental European Control Area in lead-up to synchronisation of Baltic States

S.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

Monday, November 12, 2018
Last week, the Regional Group Continental Europe (RGCE), which represents all TSOs operating within the 25 countries of the Continental Europe (CE) synchronous area, voted on a proposal to resolve the problem of frequency deviations, which have been affecting the transmission system since late 2017. ...

Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative launches expression of interest call for islands

S.12. Winter Package

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

Friday, November 9, 2018
The Second Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum, organised on behalf of the EC and co-hosted by the Government of the Canary Islands, was held on 05 November, in Lanzarote, Spain. The host, the EU Islands Secretariat, also launched a call for expression of interest ...