Press Release: Ukraine to be first Contracting Party to implement Gas Capacity Allocation Network Code

Last week, the Ukrainian gas transmission system operator LLC “Gas TSO of Ukraine” agreed with the Polish GSA Platform Operator to use the GSA Platform to allocate capacities on the interconnection points on the Ukraine-Poland border in line with the Gas Capacity Allocation Network Code and the ENTSOG capacity auction calendar.

UPDATED – Event: Workshops on ENTSOG 2050 Roadmap for Gas Grids (Webinar, 10, 17 & 26 March 2020)

Workshops 2 and 3 were postponed due to the outbreak of COVID 19.

ENTSOG will host 3 workshops with stakeholders on the Roadmap 2050 for Gas Grids recommendations, on the following dates:

10 March – Workshop 1: EU Gas Market for New Gases
(POSTPONED) 17 March – Workshop 2: Innovative Regulatory Approach for the Energy Transition – Sector Coupling & Regulatory Sandbox
(POSTPONED) 26 March – Workshop 3: Principles for EU Gas Qualities, handling of Hydrogen and CO2 Transportation

CANCELLED – Event: 34th Madrid Forum (Madrid, 29-30 April 2020)

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CANCELED – Event: Meeting of the European Electricity Regulatory Forum (Florence, 7 & 8 May 2020)

The event was cancelled due to the spread of COVID 19.

The Electricity Regulatory Forum, also referred to as the Florence Forum, was set up on the initiative of the Commission in 1998, to discuss the creation of the internal electricity market.

The Forum is currently addressing the cross-border trade of electricity, in particular the management of scarce interconnection capacity and how to organise electricity markets to meet our decarbonisation objectives and facilitate the integration of renewable electricity.

Call for Proposals: Energy Union – €980 million in EU funding available for clean energy infrastructure

Today the Commission is releasing €980 million of funding for key European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits. The EU funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the European support programme for trans-European infrastructure. This a crucial instrument to deliver on the Green Deal, one of the political priorities of the von der Leyen Commission, given the key enabling role of energy infrastructure in the transition to a climate neutral economy.

Press Release: Construction of a new 400 kV overhead power line connecting Bulgaria and Greece started

The works to build the Bulgarian part of the interconnection Maritsa East (BG) and Nea Santa (EL), supported by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, started today. The new line will reinforce the existing 400 kV regional grid, increase cross-border exchanges and accommodate the expected future renewable energy generation in South-East Europe.

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/389 of 31 October 2019 as regards the Union list of projects of common interest

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Public consultation on harmonising the imbalance settlement

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Public consultation on the methodology for classifying the activation purposes of balancing energy bids

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ACER Decisions: Delivering on the Clean Energy Package – ACER decides on common rules for electricity risk preparedness

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Press Release: Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by Transgaz to facilitate natural gas exports from Romania

The European Commission has made commitments offered by Transgaz legally binding under EU antitrust rules. The company will make available to the market significant firm capacities for natural gas exports from Romania to neighbouring Member States, in particular Hungary and Bulgaria.

ACER Report: Analysis of the Consultation Document on the Gas Transmission Tariff Structure (Austria)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Decision (EU) 2020/348 of 24 October 2019 on the aid scheme SA.35980 – 2019/C United Kingdom – Electricity Market Reform: Capacity Mechanism (notified under document C(2019) 7610)

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UPDATED – Comitology Written Consultation: Commission decision amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2014)2080 as regards the implementation in 2020 of the multiannual work programme for granting financial aid in the field of trans-European energy infrastructure under the Connecting Europe Facility

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Motion for a Resolution: EP ITRE Committee on the revision of the guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure

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Event: E-Talia Summit (Milan, 28 & 29 April 2020)

Join us in Milan in 2020 as we aim to unite traders, utilities, corporates, investors and banks with Italy’s renewable energy value chain to unlock the country’s wind and solar potential.

E-Talia Summit will also assist corporate/industrial players with their energy strategies, accelerating electricity storage and E-mobility 32% clean energy by 2030. Register your interest for the next event below…

OPP Meeting Summary: Competitiveness Council – European Green Deal – a transition to a climate neutral and circular EU industry (27 February 2020)

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Report: Gas Decarbonisation and Sector Coupling

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OPP Meeting Summary: General Affairs Council – Legislative Programming (25 February 2020)

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Event: Energy Infrastructure Forum 2020 (Copenhagen, 28 & 29 May 2020)

The annual Energy Infrastructure Forum is organised by the European Commission and takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives of the EU institutions, transmission system operators, project promoters, regulators, energy companies, NGOs and civil society and the financing community meet to discuss the challenges of developing Europe’s energy infrastructure and building an internal energy market.

Event: EES Europe (Munich, 16-19 June 2020)

Discover future-ready solutions for renewable energy storage and advanced battery technology at ees Europe! Europe’s largest and most visited exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems is the industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and users of stationary electrical energy storage solutions as well as battery systems. The exhibition will be accompanied by a two-day energy storage conference where leading experts delve into current questions of this industry.

Event: Workshop on Electricity Balancing – rules for a more efficient cross-border capacity exchange, sharing and procurement of electricity reserves (Ljubljana, 26 February 2020)

​This workshop focuses on the proposals for establishing a list of standard products for balancing capacity for frequency restoration and replacement reserves and the co-optimised allocation process of cross-zonal capacity for the exchange of balancing capacity or reserves’ sharing.

Stakeholders will get insights about the Agency’s proceedings related to these two proposals, the discussions within the Agency, regulatory authorities and Transmission System Operators (TSOs); as well as being able to express their views on these proposals. The workshop is organised in the framework of the two public consultations:

  • ACER Public Consultation on establishing a list of standard products for balancing capacity for frequency restoration reserves and replacement reserves and
  • ACER Public Consultation on establishing a co-optimised allocation process of cross-zonal capacity for the exchange of balancing capacity or sharing of reserves

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