Regulation & Policy

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

Greek state aid receives EC clearance

S.10.2. Competition Law

D.10.2. Competition Law

Friday, March 6, 2015
The EC has authorized several state aid requests for the Greek energy sector. The EC first approved the request to bring aid to the Greek TSO, ADMIE, for the interconnection of the “Thessaloniki X (Finikas)” substation to the “Thessaloniki IV (Nea Elvetia)” substation through a ...

ENTSO-E weighs in on how to implement the Energy Union

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Thursday, March 5, 2015
ENTSO-E has published a position paper containing the following six recommendations for the implementation of the Energy Union: (i) smooth implementation of existing legislation, specifically the adoption and implementation of the NCs; (ii) the development of a communication plan in which the benefits of transmission ...

The Energy Council discussed the Energy Union and other topics

S.1. Energy Strategies

D.1.3. EU Energy Union

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Energy Council discussed the Energy Union as well as the Communication on how to achieve the 10% electricity interconnection target. Concerning the Energy Union, even though it was welcomed by the EU Energy Ministers, many also pointed out the importance of respecting EU Member ...

CEF energy call launched

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The EC launched the first call of 2015 for proposals for financing under the CEF Energy. The CEF finances key EU infrastructure projects in the area of Transport, Energy and Telecom. The CEF energy call, which will run until 29 April 2015, will grant €100 ...

Launch of the Policy Support Facility for EU Member States research and innovation policies

S.6.1. Horizon 2020

D.6.1. Horizon 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The EC has launched a new Policy Support Facility (“PSF”) to help EU Member States develop their research and innovation policies. Bulgaria and Hungary are the first EU Member States to have already signed on to the PSF, and their policies will be reviewed by ...

EU Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič secures “summer package” for gas

S.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

D.9.1. Security of Energy Supply

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The EU Vice-President for the Energy Union, Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, has negotiated a “summer package” for the supply of Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine, shortly before the end of the current “winter package”, due to expire at the end of the month. In exchange ...

ENSTO-E launches online consultation on Harmonised Allocation Rules for forward capacity allocation

S.2.1. Third Energy Package

D.2.1. Third Energy Package

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
On 02 March 2015, ENSTO-E launched an online public consultation on Harmonised Allocation Rules, as part of its implementation of the Forward Capacity Allocation NC. The consultation will be open until 30 March 2015, and is available here. ENSTO-E will moreover hold a public workshop on ...

EC withdraws legal action against Poland for failure to fully transpose the RES Directive

S.10.1. Energy Law

D.10.1. Energy Law

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive had to be transposed into national law by all EU Member States by 5 December 2010. The EC had “sent a Letter of Formal Notice in January 2011, a Reasoned Opinion in March 2012 and referred the case to the ...