ACER Board of Regulators follows up on the European Commission’s evaluation of the Agency

The Agency’s Board of Regulators (BoR) supported yesterday in Brussels the general thrust of the European Commission’s (EC) Evaluation Report on the activities of ACER, published on 22 January 2014 and presented its recommendations. “Since its establishment, ACER has become a credible and respected institution playing a prominent role”, the EC’s report says. In that context, the ACER BoR highlighted how during its first three years of operation, ACER tasks have been carried out efficiently, effectively and in a timely manner. It also underlined that the Agency has been essential for further strengthening cooperation and coordination across national borders, including through its working arrangements, for introducing effective regulatory oversight at EU level and for supporting the emergence of a pan-EU perspective and the continuation of a cooperative European culture between NRAs themselves in order to develop the internal energy market.   Lord Mogg, Chair of the BoR said: “Those achievements deserve a huge vote of thanks to ACER Director Alberto Pototschnig and his staff as well as to NRAs, which are making a most valuable contribution. However, the significant support of NRAs must not distract attention from the imperative of ensuring ACER is appropriately resourced to allow it to meet its increasing legal obligations and political responsibilities”.   Following the Commission’s report, the ACER BoR has issued its Recommendations with regard to the main points in the Commission’s evaluation - which shows an overall positive feedback from ACER’s stakeholders. Find out more in ACER press release. You can also find the presentation of the BoR public debrief that took place yesterday following its 35th meeting here.