OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views with Ms Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, on the energy related aspects of the European Green Deal (23 January 2020)

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Event: Achieving a Win-Win(d): Socially-Inclusive Wind Energy across Europe (Berlin, 27 & 28 February 2020)

Wind energy has a key role to play in the transition to a low-emission society. However, its deployment can lead to local tensions and polarised debates.This conference will review what influences social acceptance of wind energy. It will highlight replicable measures and effective drivers to overcome challenges based on the experiences of the WinWind Project in six European countries.

The conference will bring together participants from the research community, policy makers, businesses, and civil society, including experts from the WinWind consortium. Taking place in Berlin, the programme will also draw on the experience gained from the German Energiewende.

Event: All you always wanted to know about gas (Brussels, 30 January 2020)

Gas is expected to have an important role to play in the future legislation. The briefing session will cover its entire value chain, from production to distribution and consumption as well as the new types of gases now entering the market. 

Event: Workshop on High Penetration of Power Electronic Interfaced Power Sources and the Potential Contribution of Grid Forming Converters (Brussels, 30 January 2020)

The workshop will focus on the latest report of the Technical Group. This report collates analysis since the end of 2016 by a group of experts from the Wind/PV/HVDC industry, system engineering consultants, academia and TSOs, focused on the power electronic converters that are being used as an interface towards the Alternating Current (AC) power system in a wide range of applications covering power generation, transmission and consumption/demand, and which have the effect of changing the dynamic properties of the AC power system.

Stakeholder Press Release: European Parliament sharpens focus on industrial competitiveness with new intergroup

As outlined in Orgalim’s ‘2030: an industry vision for a renewed Europe’, technology innovation driven by EU industry will be key to delivering on what matters most to Europe’s citizens over the coming decade – from addressing climate change, to delivering smart healthcare in a time of demographic shifts, to improving quality of life in tomorrow’s cities.

These priorities are clearly shared by legislators in the European Parliament, who have now established a parliamentary Intergroup ‘Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment’ to promote dialogue on the future of industry in Europe.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views on ‘A more efficient and democratic decision making in EU energy and climate policy’ (23 January 2020)

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Weekly Oil Bulletin: Market Observatory for Energy (23 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Presentation of the Council Presidency’s Programme (22 January 2020)

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Draft Opinion: EP IMCO on Competition Policy – Annual Report 2019

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Press Release: France: EIB, with the support of the European Commission, is financing the deployment of 150 000 smart boxes to actively manage electricity demand

The European Investment Bank has announced the signing of a EUR 20m loan – guaranteed by the European Commission – to a company owned by Meridiam (60%) and Voltalis (40%) to support the large-scale deployment of the demand response technology developed by Voltalis.

Stakeholder Event: Innovation with a purpose (Stockholm, 26 May 2020)

Leading representatives of Europe’s technology industries are meeting in innovation capital Stockholm for an unforgettable event combining insightful debate, tech exploration and new connections – all centring on how technological progress can shape a future that’s good for Europe.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Exchange of views on energy storage (22 January 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers (22 January 2020)

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Agenda: Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information (Attachés) (27 January 2020)

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (28 January 2020)

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Public Consultation: Ireland’s and Northern Ireland’s electricity market reform plans

The European Commission has opened a consultation on proposed electricity market reforms in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Aimed at gauging opinion from public and private stakeholders, the consultation will feed into the Commission’s assessment of the planned reforms.

Under the Electricity Market Regulation 2019/943, Member States are required to outline reforms to their electricity market if and when they identify likely supply shortages.

Agenda: EP JURI Committee Meeting (27 – 28 January 2020)

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Press Release: The Italian Supervisory Authority fines ENI Gas e Luce EUR 11.5 Million – On account of unsolicited telemarketing and contracts

The Italian Supervisory Authority imposed two fines on Eni Gas and Luce (Egl), totalling EUR 11,5 million, concerning respectively illicit processing of personal data in the context of promotional activities and the activation of unsolicited contracts. The fines were determined in the light of the parameters set out in the EU Regulation, including the wide range of stakeholders involved, the pervasiveness of the conduct, the duration of the infringement, and the economic conditions of Egl.

Stakeholder Press Release: RGI Open Letter on the TYNDP 2020 Scenarios

In response to the joint development and launch of the TYNDP 2020 Scenarios by ENTSO-E and ENTSOG, RGI sends an open letter to colleagues at the ENTSOs, ITRE Committee and the European Commission.

Press Release: Consumers better protected as of today thanks to new powers for national consumer protection authorities and the Commission

The European Commission welcomes the entry into application of the new EU Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation. As of today, the new rules start to apply across the EU, building upon the already-existing cooperation mechanism. They aim to improve how the Commission and Member State authorities can work together to stop bad practices against consumers, give stronger powers to authorities to detect irregularities and to take action

Debates, Vote Results and Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (13 – 16 January 2020)

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Agenda: European Economic and Social Committee Plenary Session (22 – 23 January 2020)

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Consultation: United Kingdom’s electricity market reform for Great Britain

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UPDATED – Speeches: Plenary remarks by Executive Vice-Presidents Timmermans and Dombrovskis and Speeches by Commissioners Hahn, Gentiloni and Ferreira on the European Green Deal Investment Plan and the Just Transition Mechanism

Updated: Speeches by Commissioners Ferreira, Hahn and Gentiloni have been made available.

Brussels, 14 January 2020

Event: Innogrid 2020+ A Network based Green Deal for All Europeans (Brussels, 5 & 6 May 2020)

Jointly conceived by the Association of the European Distribution System Operators (E.DSO) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), this 9th edition of InnoGrid has as its focus a ‘Network based Green Deal for All Europeans’. Experts will address among others the topics of sector coupling and storage, customers involvement and active system management, as well as decentralized renewables and networks.

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