Regulation & Policy

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

ACER decides capacity calculation methodologies in 13 Member States for single day-ahead and intraday electricity market coupling

S.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
ACER published a Decision on the common methodology for the calculation of cross-border capacities in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia (Core region) respectively for single day-ahead and intraday electricity market coupling. The two ...

EU invests over €10 billion in innovative clean technologies

S.4. Renewable Energy

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The EC launched a €10 billion investment program, the Innovation Fund, for both small- and large-scale demonstration projects for low-carbon technologies in several sectors, to boost the global competitiveness of the EU industry, ensuring that Europe “continues to be at the top of the league ...

EC opens in-depth investigation into British capacity market mechanism

S.11. State Aid

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, February 21, 2019
In July 2014, the EC approved the UK’s capacity market mechanism. The approval Decision was however quashed by the EU General Court in Case T-793/14 (see news of November 15, 2018: “Landmark ruling in favour of DSR provider Tempus Energy confirms generation bias in UK ...

RWE to win EU regulatory approval to buy E.ON and Innogy’s renewables businesses

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.2.2. The Internal Energy Market

Thursday, February 21, 2019
German utility RWE is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval to buy the renewables businesses of E.ON and Innogy, as part of an asset swap deal between RWE and E.ON, which will have significant repercussions for the German and European energy markets. RWE will ...

Greenlink Interconnector awarded £3,6 million from CEF

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The 500 MW Greenlink Interconnector, which is being developed by Element Power to link the electricity grids of the UK and Ireland, has been awarded £3,6 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). The project was selected for a grant in the field of trans-European ...

ACER publishes first Report on implementation of CACM and FCA Regulations

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
ACER published its first monitoring Report on the implementation of the Regulation containing Guidelines on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM Regulation) and the Regulation containing Guidelines on Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA Regulation), which set binding guidelines for the implementation and operation of single market ...

TenneT launches smart solution to reduce congestion in electricity grid

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Dutch TSO TenneT announced the launch of a new platform (GOPACS), which will help mitigate capacity shortages in the electricity grid. GOPACS is the result of active collaboration between TenneT and Dutch DSOs, Stedin, Liander, Enexis Groep and Westland Infra. (more…)

EC approves €36 million Polish investment aid to EV batteries plant

S.11. State Aid

D.2.7. EU Network Codes

Monday, January 28, 2019
The EC approved as compliant with EU state aid rule the Polish government’s €36 million aid package to chemical company LG Chem for a new electric vehicle (EV) batteries plant in the Dolnoślaskie region. The aid will support the company’s €325 million investment in a new ...