Under which conditions Citizens Energy Communities (CECs) defined in Article 2 (11) of Directive 2019/944 are considered as REMIT market participants?
Answer: According to Article 2(7) of REMIT, ‘market participant’ means any person, including transmission system operators, who enters into transactions, including the placing of orders to trade, in one or more wholesale energy markets. In order to define a wholesale energy market and, in particular, a wholesale energy product traded therein, specific thresholds apply, as indicated in REMIT and in the related Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014.
CEC, as a legal entity active on wholesale energy markets (but not necessarily each of its members separately), is considered a REMIT market participant. The same considerations apply to active consumers, as defined in Article 2 (8) of Regulation 2019/943. For the reporting obligations, the thresholds set-out in Article 4 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1248/2004 apply. For further information, please also refer to Q&A II.3.5, II.3.6, II.4.37 and III.3.12.