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ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report (MMR) 2018

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​8th ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report
focusing on 2018

Published: October 2019

General

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) in cooperation with the Energy Community produced the 8th edition of the MMR. The Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets consists of four volumes: the Electricity Wholesale Market, the Gas Wholesale Market, the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets, and Customer Protection and Empowerment with focus on developments related to the calendar year 2018

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Summary of the 8th ACER Market Monitoring Report



Volume 1: Electricity Wholesale Market Volume

The Electricity Wholesale Market Volume looks at the performance of European Union (EU) electricity markets, with a focus on cross-border issues.

The Volume includes:
  • An overview of the main developments in electricity wholesale markets in 2018,
  • An assessment of the level of cross-zonal capacity for cross-zonal trade in light of the minimum level of capacity required by the Clean Energy Package,
  • An assessment of the level of efficiency in the use of cross-zonal capacity in the various market timeframes,
  • An update on the situation of capacity mechanisms, related costs, and on the necessity of these mechanisms, already in operation or under consideration, on the basis of perceived adequacy concerns.​

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Additional information:

Previous editions

Report (pdf)
            2017
​2016
2015 2014 2013 2012
2011
Underlying dataset
            ​2017
2016 2015 2014 2013
Corrigenda (pdf)2018

2015 2014


Volume 2: Gas Wholesale Markets Volume

The Gas Wholesale Market Volume looks in depth at the present state of the EU gas markets and their trajectory towards an Internal Gas Market and provides recommendations towards the realisation of this goal. The volume consists of three main parts:
  • An overview of the Internal gas Market in 2018,
  • An appraisal of the individual EU gas markets' structural level of competition and level of market functioning primarily using the metrics as defined in the ACER Gas Target Model,
  • An in depth assessment of the market effects of the implementation of the gas Network Codes.

Download the volume here


Additional information:

Underlying data sets available soon.

Previous editions

Report (pdf)2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Underlying dataset2017
2016 2015 2014 2013
Corrigenda (pdf) 2014


Volume 3: Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Volume

The Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Volume monitors the retail prices paid by end consumers at pan-European level for energy in 2018. The volume consists of three parts analysing:

  • The level and evolution of retail electricity and gas prices, for both household and industrial consumers in EU Members States, Norway and the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community,
  • The structure and drivers of energy prices for households in EU Member States, Norway and Contracting Parties of the Energy Community,
  • The relationship between the wholesale price and the energy component of the retail price for households in the European Union.

Download the volume here​


Previous editions

Report (pdf)​​2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Underlying dataset2017
2016 2015 2014 2013
Corrigenda (pdf) 2015 (on data ) 2014


Volume 4: Consumer Protection and Empowerment Volume

The Consumer Protection and Empowerment volume looks at the performance of European energy markets from the final household consumer perspective. The volume explores the impact of the Third Energy Package provisions into national legislation. It analyses in depth public service obligations, the protection of vulnerable consumers, consumer information rights, smart meters and consumer complaints. The report also elaborates on the existence and effectiveness of consumer protection mechanisms and includes a set of recommendations on how to further enhance consumer rights.

     Download the volume here


Previous editions

Report (pdf)​​​​2017​
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Underlying dataset
2015 2014 2013
Corrigenda (pdf) 2014