The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) launches today a public consultation on possible actions and legislative proposals for the European energy sector – and, in particular, the gas sector – beyond 2025.
The consultation explores policy issues linked to market design and targeted regulatory measures. The energy transition and decarbonisation policies that lead to a substitution of natural gas with other energy vectors may have consequences for consumers who currently use natural gas to meet their energy needs, and these need to be addressed. It is important to ensure that the transition is based on sound economic principles and leads to the selection of the best-value technologies for decarbonisation. The consultation document takes into account the reflections presented in the Consultation Paper on Regulatory Challenges for a Sustainable Gas Sector produced by the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) in March this year and the responses to it provided by stakeholders.
The consultation document focuses on two strategic areas for regulatory action. They include issues relating to electricity and gas sector coupling, going beyond the regulatory alignment of the gas and electricity sectors:
The consultation document has been developed in cooperation with the European energy regulators. You can find the consultation document and additional information here.