On 9 November (10.00-16.30), ACER and the European Network of Transport System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) will organise their second joint workshop on the Gas Balancing Network code implementation. The event will be held in Warsaw at the premises of URE, the Polish National Regulatory Authority at Al. Jerozolimskie 181.
ACER invites gas companies to participate in an e-survey with the aim of identifying barriers faced by market participants in the gas wholesale markets in the European Union Member States.The Agency has commissioned Kantor Management Consultants to carry out a study on barriersin wholesale gas markets in the European Union. The study’s findings will be included in ACER’s Market Monitoring Report, which will also make recommendations for overcoming the identified barriers.An important part of this study involves launching an e-survey addressed to market players involved in gas wholesale trading activities across the EU.
The Agency completed on 7 October 2016 one full year of data collection under the EU Regulation on Wholesale Energy Integrity and Transparency (REMIT). On this occasion the Agency is publishing the REMIT Annual Report 2016 for the Agency’s REMIT activities during 2015, as well as a new edition of the REMIT Quarterly, with the most recent updates on REMIT-related matters.
The Agency’s 2017 Programming Document, which includes the 2017 Work Programme was published today following its adoption last week by ACER’s Administrative Board. The document, which was approved by the Board of Regulators on 14 September, is now available online here.
The regional approach is an important component of the Energy Union Strategy. The implementation of the Third Energy Package envisages the establishment of new entities performing (new) monopoly or near monopoly functions. Some of these entities/functions have a clear EU-wide coverage (e.g. MCO function operator), while others have a regional scope (e.g. RSCs in electricity; and capacity allocation platforms in gas) with a potential to grow into EU-wide entities.
ACER published today its second consolidated annual report on the progress of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) in electricity and gas. The report contains the results of the monitoring of the progress of the projects on the second EU list of PCIs adopted in November 2015, for the 12-month period from January 2015 to January 2016.
Through the ACER Board of Regulators, the national regulatory authorities and the Director have been working to enhance regulatory cooperation at the European level. The Agency and the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) have complementary duties and powers, and a shared responsibility to deliver a well-functioning internal energy market. Close cooperation is key to achieving this goal. Indeed, NRAs already commit the equivalent of roughly 200 full-time staff to supporting the work of the Agency and to cooperation within its structures.
The second phase of data collection under the EU Regulation on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) started on Thursday 7 April, when the system was opened for the registration of over-the-counter wholesale energy contracts, transportations contracts and additional fundamental data. Since then the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has received more than 28 million records of wholesale energy market transactions. The Agency, together with the National Regulatory Authorities from the 28 Member States, has been observing the progress of reporting parties in complying with their obligations.
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