ACER’s Annual Conference 2016, “ACER: Past, Present and Future”, will take place on 16 June. The Conference will aim to define how the Agency can best contribute to the common goal of completing a well-functioning, competitive, sustainable and secure Internal Energy Market in the context of the Energy Union.
ACER’s Board of Regulators (BoR), which met in Madrid on 27 April, appointed Dr Annegret Groebel as its new Vice Chair for a two and a half year term. She succeeds Walter Boltz.
The second phase of data reporting under the EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) started on the 7 April as planned.
ACER publishes today a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Competent Authorities in 25 Member States responsible for facilitating and coordinating the permit granting process for the development of key energy infrastructure projects in Europe.
ACER publishes today its opinion on ENTSO-E’s Winter Outlook Report 2015/16 and Summer Review 2015. The Agency welcomes ENTSO-E’s continuous improvements of adequacy outlooks but highlights the need for their further development.
A newly created web-based platform www.gasncfunc.eu launched today by ACER and ENTSOG will allow stakeholders to notify implementation and operational issues related to gas network codes already in force. A joint process between ACER and ENTSOG aims to develop commonly recommended guidance on how to address such issues.
A delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee for Transport, Research and Energy (ITRE) visited today the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in Ljubljana (Slovenia). The delegation discussed the latest developments in the Agency’s work towards a single, well-functioning and transparent energy market in Europe. The Agency fosters the cooperation and sharing of best practices among EU National Energy Regulators in the 28 EU Member States for the benefit of all EU consumers.
ACER publishes today the latest edition of its Regional Initiatives Status Review Report updating on the progress made on voluntary regional and cross-regional market integration. The reports highlights important milestones such as the early implementation of the European Harmonised Allocation Rules (HAR) for the electricity market. The report also shows the progress made in the pilot projects in different gas areas such as implementation of the third package and Network Codes (NC) and market integration.
ACER’s Administrative Board, meeting today, unanimously appointed its new leadership for the next two years. The new Chair, Dr Romana Jordan, has a long experience in collaborating with ACER and has an extensive knowledge of the Agency, which she acquired during her term as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and of its ITRE Committee. The new Vice-Chair, Mr Jochen Penker, is the Director of European and International Energy Policy at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in Austria and has a long experience in public service in the energy field, both in Austria and at the EU level.
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