Conclusions on the future of energy systems in the Energy Union to ensure the energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives towards 2030 and beyond

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Event: High-level event on cyber security in the energy sector (Brussels, 9 July 2019)

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Press Release: European and Mediterranean regulators team up on empowering consumers to benefit from the energy transition

Yesterday’s trilateral workshop of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) and the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG), in Brussels, aims to strengthen regulatory dialogue across Europe and the broader Mediterranean region to support consumers in becoming active energy market participants. The focus of this joint event was on consumer empowerment in the digital era and in the context of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package.

Briefing: Energy storage and sector coupling – Towards an integrated, decarbonised energy system

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Press Release: Launch of the BatteRIes Europe Platform

The Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maros Sefcovic, will launch today in Brussels the BatteRIes Europe Platform. It is a research and innovation platform, gathering public and private stakeholders along the whole value chain of battery production. It becomes the research and innovation ”leg” of the European Battery Alliance.

Report: A just energy transition, opportunity for EU industries, the role of hydrogen in the future and the example of energy transition in Germany

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UPDATED – Draft Council conclusions on the Future of Energy Systems in the Energy Union designed to ensure the clean energy transition and the achievement of energy and climate objectives towards 2030 and beyond

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ACER Decision number 08/2019 of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators on the all TSOs’ Proposal for the Methodology for Assessing the Relevance of Assets for Outage Coordination

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Press Release: Action on climate is urgent and citizens must remain at the heart of future energy policies, insist Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič and EESC President Luca Jahier

The fight against climate change and the promotion of sustainable energy were high on the agenda at the June plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1019 of 7 June 2019 on building modernisation

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Press Release: Energy security – The synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks – European solidarity in action

On Thursday, President Jean-Claude Juncker signed, accompanied by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, the political Roadmap implementing the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity networks with the Continental European Network via Poland together with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania, Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister of Estonia, Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Poland and Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia.

Report: Smart home and appliances – State of the art

This report aims to give an overview of the whole smart home ecosystems with a focus on the energy implications that incur from it. Throughout the report a focus is being given on how are the conditions for a successful roll-out of smart home technologies in Europe, what type of Information and Communication Technologies, Energy policies and Standards are in place regarding the Smart Home environment. The status of the European market is given a look into, regarding the smart readiness of EU Members States, Internet Access, Smart meter roll-out, Demand Response or the Smart Appliances market. An outline of the Smart Appliances and Smart Home Technologies is given with also the types of networks, smart home wireless technologies and sensor types to be used in the Smart Home. Finally the report addresses the potential energy savings to be achieved within the Smart Home environment.

Report: From nearly-zero energy buildings to net-zero energy districts

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Event: 10th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum (London, 9-11 September 2019)

The 10th edition of the Microgrid Global Innovation Forum, September 9-11, 2019 in London, focuses on microgrid advances, case studies and applications in EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the emphasis is on maximizing the effective use of renewable and distributed energy resources, refining the positive business model for a range of microgrid deployments, and sharing real-world case studies in both grid-tied and off-grid/remote environments. 

Report: Assessing the independence and effectiveness of national regulatory authorities in the field of energy

The general objective of the Study was to assess the de jure and de facto independence of the national regulatory authorities (hereinafter: NRAs) in the field of energy and their effectiveness in performing key tasks in the following 12 Member States: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

Work programme of the incoming Presidency

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Report: Distribution System Operators observatory 2018

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Press Release: Moldova-Ukraine electricity market integration moves ahead

A second series of High Level Policy Talks dedicated to electricity market integration between Ukraine and Moldova took place on 14 June in Odessa. Bringing together stakeholders from both countries, representatives of the European Commission and the Energy Community Secretariat, the event identified the remaining challenges for market integration between the two neighbouring Contracting Parties and agreed on the way ahead.  

Event: Meeting EU energy and climate goals: Energy storage for grids and low-carbon mobility (Brussels, 25 June 2019)

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Official Journal (L Series): Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on common rules for the internal market for electricity and amending Directive 2012/27/EU

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