Press Release: ACER publishes guidance on layering and spoofing in continuous wholesale energy markets

ACER published a guidance note to further clarify the application of REMIT (EU Regulation on Wholesale Market Integrity and Transparency) in the context of the trading behaviours associated with layering and spoofing.

With this publication, ACER aims at sharing its insights on the general framework of assessment that National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) shall use to determine whether a specific behaviour could constitute a breach of REMIT.

Press Release: Study shows EUR 2.4 billion given up for coal subsidies annually in the Energy Community

The Secretariat published today the preliminary results of a study revealing that the Energy Community Contracting Parties support electricity generated from coal with some EUR 2.4 billion of direct and certain types of indirect subsidies annually. The study concludes that with the elimination of state aid via direct subsidies to coal and introduction of a carbon price, not a single coal power plant in the Energy Community would be able to operate without significant losses.

Merger Case: M.9308 – ANSALDO / REPH / JV

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Minutes of the Meeting: Final Meeting of the Technical Working Group for the EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice in the Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Sector

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Press release: CEF Energy: €323 million of EU funding to support the Baltic Synchronisation Project

A grant agreement releasing €323 million of EU funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to carry out phase 1 of the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the Continental European Network (CEN) was officially signed this week.

Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (3 – 4 April 2019)

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Press Release: Joint understanding on the application of the third energy package towards Iceland

Minister Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson and Climate Action and Energy European Commissioner Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE discussed on 20 March 2019 the EU Third Energy Package, taking into account the unique situation in Iceland as concerns renewable energy and energy markets.

Agenda: Working Party on Tax Questions (Indirect Taxation – Excise Duties) (2 April 2019)

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Written Answer for a Question: Access to documentation relating to the financing of the Bay of Biscay electricity cable by the Connecting Europe Facility

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ESMA agrees position limits under MiFID II

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Updated – Report: EP ECON Committee on low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmarks

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Event: A socially responsible development of the power station fleet in Europe (Brussels, 25 March 2019)

This seminar will aim at answering the following questions:

  • What are the lessons to be drawn from the large scale industrial restructuring which already affected certain European regions in the past?
  • How is the on-going or forthcoming transition managed in the regions affected by the closure of big power plants (e.g. in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, other countries…?)
  • How to reinforce synergies between public measures (at communal, national and local levels) and stakeholders (local authorities, enterprises, consumers, employees)?
  • What are the missions that could be assigned to electric sector operators (old and new stakeholders): vocational training, support to local subcontractors…?

Call for Proposals: new prize to reward islands for local renewable energy production

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Press Release: Energy Union – EU awards €323 million grant to Baltic synchronisation project at policy conference on interconnected energy grids

In the margins of the PCI Energy days on 19 March 2019 in Brussels, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) grant was signed to support the first phase of investments necessary for the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the European system

UPDATED – State Aid Case – SA.44888 Aid to Engie

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UPDATED – Report: EP ITRE Committee on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector

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UPDATED – Report: EP ITRE Committee on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the internal market for electricity (recast)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Study on “Sector coupling: how can it be enhanced in the EU to foster grid stability and decarbonise?” (18 March 2019)

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UPDATED – Report: EP ITRE Committee on common rules for the internal market in electricity (recast)

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UPDATED – Report: EP ITRE Committee on establishing the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (recast)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Vote on common rules for the internal market in natural gas (18 March 2019)

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Consultation: list of candidate Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) in smart grids

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UPDATED – Merger Case: M.8870 E.ON / INNOGY

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