Q&As on REMIT

Q&As on REMIT

Version Effective Date
27th edition of REMIT Q&As 31 March 2022

This Q&A document contains a summary of frequently asked questions about Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) and the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators’ (The Agency’s) answers to those questions. Many of the questions were asked during the past years by market participants and other stakeholders. The Q&A document is directed to the public but in no way provides a legal interpretation of REMIT.

After the entry into force of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 (EU), 7 January 2015, the Agency updated this Q&A on an almost monthly basis. The monthly updates covered all questions of a general nature sent to the Agency’s functional mailboxes or via the online REMIT query form available at https://support.acer-remit.eu/forms/remit-query-form. Since the end of 2016 the number of questions received by the Agency has been decreasing and it is clear that the need for regular updates has diminished. Going forward, the Agency will update the Q&A document based on necessity to provide clarity to the market. The Agency will continue its policy of only answering individual queries in exceptional cases.

The Agency also publishes Guidance to assist National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in carrying out their tasks under REMIT in a coordinated and consistent way[1]. The Guidance is updated from time to time to reflect changing market conditions and the experience gained by the Agency and NRAs in the implementation of REMIT, including through the feedback of market participants and other stakeholders.

Market participants should bear in mind that they have to comply with the obligations and the prohibitions established in REMIT. The Agency recommends that in complying with REMIT, market participants should make their own research and set up a compliance system.

The Q&A document serves as guidance to REMIT stakeholders and does not constitute a binding legal interpretation of REMIT.

All REMIT related documents are published on the ACER website: https://www.acer.europa.eu/remit-documents

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Version history

Version Effective Date
1st edition of REMIT Q&As 8 December 2011
2nd edition of REMIT Q&As 17 December 2014
3rd edition of REMIT Q&As 9 February 2015
4th edition of REMIT Q&As 17 March 2015
5th edition of REMIT Q&As 30 April 2015
6th edition of REMIT Q&As 29 May 2015
7th edition of REMIT Q&As 30 June 2015
8th edition of REMIT Q&As 31 July 2015
9th edition of REMIT Q&As 31 August 2015
10th edition of REMIT Q&As  30 September 2015
11th edition of REMIT Q&As 30 October 2015
12th edition of REMIT Q&As 30 November 2015
13th edition of REMIT Q&As 08 January 2015
14th edition of REMIT Q&As 16 February 2016
15th edition of REMIT Q&As 24 March 2016
16th edition of REMIT Q&As 29 April 2016
17th edition of REMIT Q&As 13 June 2016
18th edition of REMIT Q&As 31 August 2016
19th edition of REMIT Q&As 14 November 2016
20th edition of REMIT Q&As 14 December 2016
21st edition of REMIT Q&As 16 June 2017
22nd edition of REMIT Q&As  22 October 2018
23rd edition of REMIT Q&As 30 June 2020
24th edition of REMIT Q&As 16 December 2020
25th edition of REMIT Q&As 29 July 2021
26th edition of REMIT Q&As 14 December 2021

[1] The ACER Guidance to NRAs is available on the ACER Website: https://www.acer.europa.eu/en/remit/About/Guidance/Pages/ACER_guidance.aspx
Updated: 
31/03/2022