The European Commission has cleared, under EU state aid rules, a Belgian scheme to grant energy-intensive businesses partial compensation for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect costs.
Energy Post will organize a debate in Brussels on 20 March focusing in particular on the proposals for the wholesale market. The debate will focus in particular on how capacity markets should be designed (if we need them at all) and how the increasing amounts of renewable energy should be regulated and integrated into the single EU electricity market.
Today, the Energy Community Secretariat sent a Reasoned Opinion to Ukraine for its non-compliance with the rules on allocation of cross-border capacity and their application for transit, as the next step in the dispute settlement case.
The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is determined to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all actors so we can find the best possible path out of coal, while supporting the regions and miners effectively.
17 projects are harnessing ICT’s potential to save energy and trigger more energy efficient behaviour in buildings. They aim at demonstrating energy savings without compromising the occupants’ comfort as well as making energy usage data accessible to consumers and third parties.
On 9 March 2018, the Moldovan regulator (ANRE) published an electricity distribution tariff methodology for 2018-2023 in the Official Journal. This methodology will replace the previous one, which is subject to an infringement procedure in Case ECS-9/17. During the drafting process, the Secretariat and an international tariff expert funded by the EU ensured compliance with the Energy Community acquis and European best practices. Today, the Secretariat, upon invitation by the International Monetary Fund, assessed the final methodology as compliant.
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič will be in Bulgaria on 14-15 March as part of the Energy Union tour.The Vice-President will meet Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Minister of Energy Temenuzhka Petkova, and MPs from the Bulgarian parliament’s Energy and European Affairs committees.