The Agency’s Board of Regulators (BoR), at its 68th meeting, have elected today Mr Garrett Blaney as their next Chair. He is a Commissioner at the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), in Ireland. He will succeed Lord Mogg as of 6 November 2017 for a term of office of two and a half years (renewable).
The next Director will take over from Alberto Pototschnig on 16 September 2018.
The Agency launches today a call for a new consultative expert group on wholesale energy market trading. This group will advise the Agency on topics related to the EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) replacing the Ad hoc REMIT Expert Group, which ended on 28 February 2017.
“European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, highlighted today that cooperation among Member States in different regions of the EU will be a cornerstone of the Energy Union Governance. “I am a strong believer that the road to the fully integrated energy system in Europe leads through an improved and intensified cooperation at regional level”, he said while connecting live from Bratislava during his keynote speech at ACER’s Annual Conference 2017. ”
““Fairer prices and more choice for European energy consumers”, this is the goal of the energy liberalisation and market integration. Network codes, jointly developed by the European Commission, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Network for Transmission System Operators for gas and electricity, (ENTSOG and ENTSO-E), with the key involvement of stakeholders, provide European answers on technical and market issues. By the end of 2017 they will all be adopted. It is time to look into achievements but also the implementation and monitoring challenges. A joint conference is organised in Brussels to celebrate this common achievement and to discuss the next steps.”