A word from the Director
“I am thrilled to be, together with the Agency, at the front line, regulation-wise, of the many changes impacting energy systems in Europe. The energy landscape is evolving rapidly, driven in part by technology, by market actor innovation and in part by evolving political priorities, not least as regards decarbonisation of the broader economy, in which energy transitions play a crucial part.
While history shows that trust among nations in moments of crisis tends to decrease, I remain firmly convinced that in the coming months and years we need “more Europe”, not less. ACER will play a key role, to the extent possible, to build faith in increased mutual reliance, which I see as being the essence of its mandate”.
- Christian Zinglersen -
What is the role of the Director?
ACER is managed and represented by its Director, Christian Zinglersen.
His mandate started in January 2020 and his term of office is five years.
The Director represents the Agency vis-à-vis external stakeholders and ensures its internal functioning.
He adopts and publishes the official acts (opinions, recommendations and decisions) that have received a favourable opinion from the Board of Regulators.
He is responsible for drafting the annual work programme of the Agency and implementing it under the guidance of the Board of Regulators and the administrative control of the Administrative Board. The Director also draws up a preliminary draft budget and implements the Agency's approved budget.
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OpEds and SpeechesPresentation to the Council Energy Working Party, Brussels, 30 March 2023Presentation to the Eurogroup meeting, Brussels, 13 February 2023Presentation to the Council Energy Working Party, Brussels, 31 January 2023Presentation to the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee, Brussels, 28 November 2022Presentation at the Informal Ministerial Meeting, Prague, 11-12 October 2022Presentation to the ECB Forum on Central Banking, Sintra, 28 June 2022Presentation to the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee Brussels, 17 May 2022Presentation to the EU Director-Generals meeting - Council Presidency of France, Paris, 10 May 2022Presentation to the Informal Ministerial meeting - Council Presidency of France, Amiens, 22 January 2022Presentation to the TTE Council Meeting, Brussels, 2 December 2021Presentation to the Council Energy Working Party, Brussels, 16 November 2021Presentation to the Eurogroup Meeting, Luxembourg, 4 October 2021Presentation to the Joint Informal Council of Transport and Energy Ministers, Brdo, 22 September 2021Presentation to the Energy Industry Chamber of Slovenia, Slovenia, 7 July 2021Presentation to the Portuguese Presidency High-Level Conference, Lisbon, 7 April 2021Keynote Speech, Smart Energy Summit 2021, Virtual Meeting, 10 March 2021Published on Euractiv on 26 February 2021