• ACER approves first third-party Registered Reporting Mechanisms and invites stakeholders to a workshop on REMIT implementation

    24-Jul-2015
    The Agency has today approved the first five third-party Registered Reporting Mechanisms (RRMs) under REMIT. RRMs can report records of transactions and orders to trade as well as fundamental data on behalf of a market participant directly to ACER. These can be organised market places, trade matching and trade reporting systems, including trade repositories, as well as the ENTSOs. The approved third-party RRMs have successfully passed all three RRM registration stages of identification, attestation and testing as stipulated in the RRM requirements.

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  • ACER revises and recommends the Network Code on Electricity Balancing for adoption

    22-Jul-2015
    The Agency recommends to the European Commission to adopt the Network Code on Electricity Balancing and proposes that before the adoption the network codes needs to be significantly amended. These amendments are needed to be able to meet the challenges related to the harmonisation and integration of electricity balancing market, but also to improve clarity and enforceability of this network code. The Agency proposes the adoption of this network code as soon as possible as it is urgently needed to support the ongoing balancing market integration and related pilot projects.

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  • Alberto Pototschnig reappointed to lead ACER until 2018

    15-Jul-2015
    The European Commission and the ACER Board of Regulators agreed and proposed this month that the achievements of the Agency and the upcoming duties and requirements called for an extension of the mandate of ACER Director, Alberto Pototschnig. The ACER Administrative Board then adopted the decision on 8th July to reappoint him for a term of three years starting as of 16 September 2015.

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  • ACER and CEER welcome the market-based solutions and cross-border focus of the European Commission’s energy market design

    15-Jul-2015
    ACER and CEER welcome the new energy market design consultation paper, launched today by the European Commission, and in particular the reinforced steer towards cross-border and market-based solutions.

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  • The Role of ACER will be a Key Element for the Achievement of the Energy Union

    14-Jul-2015
    “The ultimate objective of the Energy Union is to bring affordable, secure, competitive and sustainable energy to all Europeans”, said EU Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, at the IV ACER Annual Conference, ‘An Energy Union for Consumers’, on 9th July 2015 at the Brdo Congress Centre near Kranj, Slovenia. In order to achieve that, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Angel Arias Cañete, stressed three main elements: a new, modern market design; a new deal for consumers and the reinforcement of the role of ACER for further cooperation among National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and transmission system operators (TSOs).

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  • A “Bridge to 2025”: Delivering the Energy Union

    13-Jul-2015

    ACER and CEER invite you to their joint event:  A “Bridge to 2025”: Delivering the Energy Union on 24 September 2015. The event will be held in Brussels and will also be broadcast live via webstream. The event marks the one-year anniversary of the presentation of the “Energy Regulation: A Bridge to 2025” conclusions paper and aims to take stock of what has been achieved and to look at how the “Bridge” fits together with the European Commission’s Energy Union Strategy. Find out more here.


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  • ACER recommends the adoption of the Network Code on Emergency and Restoration

    29-Jun-2015
    ACER publishes today its opinion and recommendation on the Network Code on Emergency and Restoration. ACER acknowledges that the Network Code is in line with the Framework Guidelines on Electricity System Operation, and its objectives, and therefore it recommends its adoption by the European Commission.

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  • The Agency calls on EU associations involved in the Electricity sector to express their interest to participate in the Market European Stakeholder Committee

    29-Jun-2015
    Today, the Agency, in close collaboration with ENTSO-E, launched a call for interest to all interested stakeholders to participate in the Market European Stakeholder Committee (the Market ESC). The Market ESC will be set up as the first out of three ESCs ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders in the Network Code Implementation process and will – from September onwards – build on the work of AESAG.

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  • ACER publishes opinion on ENTSO-E’s latest winter outlook and summer review

    29-Jun-2015
    ACER has recently published its opinion on ENTSO-E’s winter outlook report 2014/15 and summer review 2014. According to the winter report, the forecast for Europe was to have sufficient generation for both normal and severe weather conditions in between 1 December 2014 and 19 April 2015. In case of severe weather conditions scenario, the report forecasted many countries would have been dependent on imports (Albania, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, FYRO Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Sweden). Belgium was the only country to be expected to remain dependent on imports during the whole winter even in normal weather conditions.

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  • ACER launches a public consultation on the proposed methodology for monitoring the impact of the gas network codes on the internal market

    12-Jun-2015
    According to European legislation on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks, ACER has to monitor and analyse the implementation of the network codes and the Guidelines adopted by the European Commission. Today ACER launches a public consultation from 12 of June until 10 of July 2015 on the proposed methodology and invites EU stakeholders’ to share their views.

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  • ACER Publishes a List of Twenty-five Pre-registered Reporting Mechanisms (RRMs)

    03-Jun-2015
    Under the EU Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) aiming to prevent market manipulation and trading based on inside information, market participants have to report their wholesale energy records of transactions, including orders to trade, directly to ACER. During the first phase of reporting details of wholesale energy products at organised market places to the Agency as of 7 October 2015, market participants shall report their records of transactions, including orders to trade, through the organised market places concerned, or through trade matching or trade reporting systems as reporting channels – the so-called third party Registered Reporting Mechanisms (RRMs). ACER has published today a list of pre-registered third party RRM applicants for the first phase of reporting, which are in the final registration stages.

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  • ACER and ENTSO-E step up efforts to ensure effective engagement of stakeholders in the Network Code implementation process

    02-Jun-2015
    ACER and ENTSO-E announced today that the feedback received from EU electricity stakeholders will soon be channelled through three specific committees, one per family of codes (Market Codes, Operational Codes and Connection Codes). The committees, chaired by the Agency, will engage interested parties. Relevant European associations, in particular, are envisaged to play an active role in the process.

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