22.5.2013

ACER Annual Conference 2013 analyses the progress of the EU single energy market

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During ACER Annual Conference 2013 held on Friday, 17 May 2013, in Ljubljana (Slovenia), ACER Director Alberto Pototschnig stressed that “the objectives of the EU energy policy, including the completion of the internal market by 2014, can only be achieved with a concerted and constructive effort of all relevant parties”. The EU Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger, during his intervention highlighted some of the achievements reached so far thanks to that collaboration: “The first EU-wide Network Code, on allocation of transport capacity in gas pipelines, recently adopted by the Gas Committee, and many more of the most important codes, also in electricity, are in their final stages of preparation” he said. Our ability to make so much progress on network codes in such a short period of time is thanks to ACER, to the ENTSOs, and the input of all stakeholders involved”.   "Energy Markets: 2014 and Beyond" was the main theme of the 2nd Annual Conference of the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). The event, gathered key representatives from the EU institutions, energy sector stakeholders and market players. The Conference focused on what still needs to be achieved to meet the 2014 energy market integration goal set by the EU Council in 2011, for the benefit of European energy consumers and citizens, and the challenges awaiting the energy sector farther ahead.