Regulation & Policy

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

ENTSO-E launches central information transparency platform

S.2. Internal Energy Market

D.2.5. Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency

Monday, January 5, 2015
ENTSO-E has upgraded its transparency platform to comply with the “Regulation on submission and publication of data in electricity markets”. This central information transparency platform should help implement an Internal Energy Market by reducing the possibility of market abuse by providing free technical information, which ...

Public consultation on necessity of PCI candidate projects

S.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

D.3.1. The Energy Infrastructure Regulation

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The EC has launched a public consultation on the PCI candidate list, which runs until 13 March 2015. Project promoters had until 5 December 2014 to submit energy infrastructure projects for inclusion into the PCI candidate projects list. The public consultation focuses on the necessity ...

Public consultation on the future role of DSOs

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Thursday, December 18, 2014
CEER has published a consultation paper on the future role of DSOs in the Internal Energy Market. Even though DSO activities in general consist of planning and developing the distribution system, ensuring the security of the operation and management of the distribution system and managing ...

Public Consultation on NC ER

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Monday, December 15, 2014
ENTSO-E has launched a public consultation on two aspects of the NC ER, namely the article on market interactions and the article on “the automatic low frequency control scheme”. ENTSO-E has recently redrafted these two articles and would now like to get comments on the ...

7th SET-Plan Conference held in Brussels

S.6.3. Energy Technologies & Innovation Communication

D.6.3. Energy Technologies & Innovation Communication

Friday, December 12, 2014
During the 7th SET-Plan Conference held in Brussels, the EC presented a new document entitled “Towards an Integrated Roadmap: Research Innovation Challenges and Needs of the EU Energy System”. The document presents the results of the stakeholder meetings that took place earlier this year and ...

Public Consultation on Stakeholder Committees for NCs

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Friday, December 12, 2014
After the adoption of the draft CACM Guidelines in Comitology on 05 December 2014, the EC has asked ACER and ENTSO-E to establish stakeholder committees to weigh in on the best method for the implementation of the NCs. ENTSO-E and ACER therefore launched a public ...

Poland to pay penalty for failing to transpose RES Directive

S.10.1. Energy Law

D.10.1. Energy Law

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Advocate General to the ECJ, Melchior Wathelet, delivered his Opinion in case C-320/13 – Commission v Poland. In June 2013, the Commission referred Poland to the ECJ for failure to fully transpose the RES Directive into national law. According to Mr. Wathelet, Poland failed to ...

Advocate General declares that free allowances are not a “gift” and cannot be taxed as such

S.10.1. Energy Law

D.10.1. Energy Law

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Advocate General to the ECJ Juliane Kokott delivered her Opinion in case C-43/14 - ŠKO–ENERGO. In April 2014, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court had referred a question for preliminary ruling to the ECJ asking whether the EU ETS rules allowed for the taxation of free ...