The WB6 electricity monitoring report, released today by the Energy Community Secretariat, points to positive developments in the establishment of day-ahead markets in Montenegro and North Macedonia. However, the pace of reforms in the WB6 region overall must be accelerated if market coupling is to take place within the time horizon foreseen.
The average price for electricity for non-household consumers in the European Union (EU), calculated excluding VAT and other recoverable taxes and levies, has increased around 2.8% on average between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018. On average, in the EU, non-household natural gas prices, excluding VAT and other recoverable taxes and levies, grew an 11.0% between the second halves of 2017 and 2018.
On average, household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) increased to €21.1 per 100 kWh (+3.5%), between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018. Nevertheless, the average EU household electricity price was only €0.1 per 100 kWh higher than in the second half of 2015, the former peak in the last ten years. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the second half of 2018 ranged from €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to around €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark, Germany and Belgium.
The objective of the training week is to enable participants to learn from leading experts in the field and from each other, strengthening the knowledge and networks needed to meet some of today’s most pressing challenges. The week-long activities focus on the critical role of energy efficiency in mitigating growing energy demand across all sectors in the world’s fastest‑growing economies.
Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, visited Beijing on 16 and 17 May where he met with senior government officials, gave a keynote speech and launched a major new report on China’s gas market.
IRENA will focus on the innovations for the integration of variable renewables into power systems, based on its recent analysis contained in the report “Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future”. The RESERVE project, which develops techniques for a stable supply of purely renewable resources, and the SOGNO project, which is offering cloud solutions for DSOs to better monitor & control their networks, will present their latest findings.
ENTSO-E and the European associations representing DSOs (CEDEC, E.DSO, Eurelectric, GEODE), will present their report on Active System Management about integrating new flexibility services and using them for system and grid needs.
The works of a new 130 km electricity line connecting the energy complex of Maritsa East and the city of Burgas on the territory of Bulgaria, supported by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, were started today. The new line will reinforce the Bulgarian electricity network and enhance the security of supply to households in the region.
Update: A letter to the Member State is available in the case register.