• Energy Regulators welcome the Energy Union Package - ACER stands ready for a new role if adequately resourced

    25-Feb-2015
    Energy Regulators (ACER and CEER) welcome the Energy Union Strategy as a vital push to complete the transformation of Europe’s energy system so that consumers can enjoy secure, sustainable, competitively priced and affordable energy. In line with the core objectives of the Energy Union Communication, regulators are fully committed to promoting an integrated EU-wide energy system, where energy flows freely across borders, is based on competitive markets and the best possible use of resources, supported by effective regulation of energy markets.

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  • Third edition of REMIT Q&A published

    11-Feb-2015

    The third edition contains questions and answers concerning the European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 (the ‘Implementing Acts’) in addition to the questions and answers concerning REMIT, Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency.


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  • ACER review of 2014 regional initiatives for energy market integration highlights coupling from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Barents Sea

    10-Feb-2015
    Important milestones such as the implementation of the European Price Coupling linking the electricity markets from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Barents Sea are highlighted in the last edition of the ACER Regional Initiatives report on progress made on regional and cross-regional market integration last year.

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  • ACER and FERC to enhance cross-border wholesale energy market monitoring

    06-Feb-2015
    The Agency has just published a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to enhance consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information relating to the monitoring of cross-border wholesale energy markets.

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  • ACER launches a Public Consultation on its changes to the Incremental Capacity Proposal by ENTSOG

    04-Feb-2015
    From 4 February to 4 March 2015 the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) is running a public consultation on the revised ENTSOG proposal for Incremental Capacity to amend the Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (NC CAM). 

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  • ACER calls for views on the new Lithuanian gas tariff methodology

    03-Feb-2015
    Following the request by the National Regulatory Authority of Lithuania to provide an opinion concerning the new tariff methodology for the entry-exit system in Lithuania, ACER launches today a call to interested third parties to express their views on the new methodology.The Opinion that ACER will be preparing on the new Lithuanian tariff methodology, will focus in particular, on the division of costs between transit and domestic users. You can find out more here.
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  • ACER publishes its first Implementation Monitoring Report on Gas Congestion Management Procedures (CMP)

    13-Jan-2015
    In the first implementation monitoring report of its kind, the Agency finds incomplete implementation and limited application of congestion management procedures across the EU.

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  • REMIT Portal is now open for registration

    09-Jan-2015
    ACER has the pleasure to announce that the REMIT Portal has been successfully launched on 8th January 2015 at 12:00.
    Reporting parties are therefore welcome to start registering as Registered Reporting Mechanisms (RRMs). The supporting documentation has now also been published on the portal.
    Access the REMIT Portal here.
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  • ACER welcomes the REMIT Implementing Acts’ entry into force and announces the launch of its new REMIT Portal on 8 January 2015, midday

    09-Jan-2015
    ACER welcomes today’s entry into force of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014, the European Commission’s Implementing Acts on data collection under REMIT. The entry into force of the Implementing Acts follows twenty days after their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on 18 December 2014 (see ACER PR-12-14).
    The Agency’s new REMIT Portal went live on 8 January 2015, midday, and will become a central point of entry to the Agency’s REMIT Information System (ARIS).
    The REMIT portal will allow reporting parties to start registering themselves as Registered Reporting Mechanisms (RRMs). The Agency made available on the REMIT portal its supporting documentation, namely the Transaction Reporting User Manual, the Manual of Procedures on transaction and fundamental data reporting, the Requirements for Registered Reporting Mechanisms (RRMs) and a List of Organised Market Places.

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  • ACER invites third parties to send observations on the Lithuania-Poland Electricity Interconnection Project

    18-Dec-2014

    ACER published today a notice on the Lithuania-Poland Electricity Interconnection Project (LitPol), inviting third parties to send any observations they may have on this subject by 9 January 2015.

    On 9 December 2014, the Agency was notified that the concerned national regulatory authorities did not reach an agreement on the LitPol investment request within the six-month period pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure.

    Within three months of the date of referral, the Agency is required to adopt a decision on the investment request including cross-border cost allocation, as well as on the way the cost of the investments are reflected in the tariffs. The three-month period may be extended by a period of two months where further information is sought by the Agency. Find out more here.


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  • ACER welcomes adoption of REMIT Implementing Acts

    17-Dec-2014
    ​The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) welcomes today’s adoption of the European Commission’s Implementing Acts on data collection under REMIT (the EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency).The European Commission’s adoption follows the agreement reached in the REMIT Comitology Committee on 3 October 2014. The REMIT Implementing Acts will trigger real market monitoring at European level by ACER which is unprecedented. They will enable ACER to collect information in relation to wholesale energy market transactions and fundamentals, analyse this data and report suspicious events to the competent National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), which are responsible for investigating these matters further and, if required, imposing sanctions.

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  • ACER and ENTSO-E launch a public consultation to create Stakeholder Committees on Network Codes

    12-Dec-2014
    ​ACER organises a public consultation together with ENTSO-E on on the Role of stakeholders in the implementation of network codes and related guidelines, and in particular on the establishment of European Network Code Stakeholder Committees. Deadline for providing comments and responses to the consultation’s questions is 23 January 2015. Network codes were developed with a view to achieve Europe’s key energy policy goals of security of supply, competitive internal energy market (IEM) and decarbonisation. This is why network codes need to be implemented and complied with throughout the European Union.

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  • ACER calls for comments on the revised Network Code on Electricity Balancing

    03-Dec-2014
    Following the Agency’s Opinion on the Network Code on Electricity Balancing of 21 March 2014, ENTSO-E has submitted to the Agency a revised version of the Network Code. Stakeholders are invited to provide the Agency with their comments on the revised Network Code. Find out more here.

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  • ACER’s 2015 Work Programme available online

    03-Dec-2014
    ACER’s Work Programme for 2015, approved by the Board of Regulators and adopted by the Agency’s Administrative Board on 1 December, is now available online. It focuses on the challenges ahead to ensure a well-functioning, competitive, secure, sustainable and transparent EU-wide energy market.

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