Delivering on the Clean Energy Package: ACER decides on common rules for electricity risk preparedness


The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) published today two Decisions on the methodology for identifying regional electricity crisis scenarios and on the methodology for short-term and seasonal adequacy assessments.  Both are part of the implementation of the EU Risk-preparedness Regulation, part of the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package.

The EU Risk-preparedness Regulation introduced a set of rules on how to prevent, prepare for and manage electricity crises, bringing more transparency in the preparation phase and during an electricity crisis and ensuring that measures are taken in a coordinated and effective manner. The Regulation is intended to contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the Energy Union, of which energy security, solidarity, trust and an ambitious climate policy are an integral part.

The methodology for identifying regional electricity crisis scenarios sets a common approach in identifying risk scenarios at regional level. Both regional electricity scenarios, prepared by European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), and national electricity scenarios, prepared by national competent authorities, will serve as a basis for the establishment of consistent risk-preparedness plans by the national competent authorities.

The methodology for short-term and seasonal adequacy assessments sets a common approach for the assessment of possible adequacy related concerns that may occur from six months ahead to day-ahead: such common methodological framework will be used for assessments performed at Union, regional and national level.


You can access both ACER Decisions (N. 07 and N. 08) and relative Annexes here.

EU Risk-preparedness Regulation

Clean energy for all Europeans package