Regulation & Policy

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

First Regional Security Cooperation Initiative in South-East Europe

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The TSOs of Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Montenegro signed the contract to establish the Security Coordination Center Ltd. Belgrade (SCC). The SCC is the first Regional Security Coordination Initiative (RSCI) in South-East Europe, responding to ENTSO-E’s call for more TSO coordination per its Paper on ...

ACER consults on its Draft Work Programme for 2016

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
ACER announced that a draft of its Work Programme for 2016 will be presented during a workshop in Ljubljana on 03 June 2015. Interested parties can register for the workshop and send their opinion on the Work Programme here. A final version of the Work Programme ...

CEER’s President Lord Mogg speaks against MiFID II

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CEER President Lord Mogg urged the participants of the Platts’s European Power Summit in London to lobby their Ministers to block the upcoming MiFID II negotiations in Council. Indeed, the co-legislators are to examine the revision of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), which ...

Regulators of the CWE region approve flow-based market coupling

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Thursday, April 23, 2015
The NRAs of the CWE region (i.e., Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) have approved the flow-based market coupling method, which they will start to apply on 19 May 2015, with the first day of trading planned on 20 May 2015 and the ...

Plan to earmark €5 billion for energy efficiency shot down

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The ITRE Committee last week (see news of 14 April 2015: “ITRE Committee agrees on reserving funds for energy efficiency”) had agreed to set aside €5 billion from the EFSI for energy efficiency investments. The measure has however now been removed from the general EP position ...

EC brings final close to Greek monopoly case

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, April 17, 2015
Margrethe Vestager, the EU Commissioner for Competition, has written a letter on behalf of the college of Commissioners to close the monopolisation case of the main Greek electricity supplier, the Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC). Even though the liberalisation of the Greek electricity market started ...

Merger of EPEX Spot and APX Group power exchanges

S.2.3. Regional Initiatives

D.2.3. Regional Initiatives

Friday, April 17, 2015
The German power exchange, EPEX Spot, and the Anglo-Dutch power exchange, APX, announced their plans to merge their activities in the UK and Central Western Europe. The merger will enable “one-stop-shop” power trading in seven European countries, namely Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland ...

Energy traders and regulators warn EC against negative impact of MiFID II on Europe’s energy markets

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Friday, April 17, 2015
The European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) have issued very similar statements regarding ESMA’s (the European Securities and Market Authority) Technical Advice to the EC concerning the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). ESMA was tasked by ...