A summary of the policy debate is now available.
The Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence Forum) was set up to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market. It is currently addressing cross-border trade of electricity, in particular the tarification of cross-border electricity exchanges and the management of scarce interconnection capacity.
The rules governing the EU’s internal gas market will in future also apply to gas pipelines to and from third countries. The Romanian Presidency of the Council reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on an amendment to the so-called gas directive. The agreement will now be submitted to the member states’ representatives in the Council for endorsement.
New rules for improving the functioning of the EU gas market and strengthening solidarity between Member States have been provisionally agreed by negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission.
The role of people in the energy transition was at the heart of the agenda of the February meeting of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), where energy experts showcased their experience of working for citizens.
At a workshop on 5-6 February in Sarajevo, the Energy Community Secretariat teamed up with GIZ Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Energy Efficiency (ORF-EE) to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in the development of an Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP).