The contingencies of Europe's energy crisis have kept regulators busy this summer. On 26 July, the European Commission released its "Save Gas for a Safe Winter" plan, prompting NRAs to express their support for a proactive approach that protects European consumers. CEER also released three publications, including the ACER-CEER Gas Market Monitoring Report, which addresses the challenging circumstances the gas market is currently experiencing. Energy security will also be centre stage at the EUSEW2022 Conference, for which CEER is convening experts from across Europe for two timely sessions on 29 September on the topics of decarbonised gases and empowering consumers.
EU energy regulators welcome proactive approach of the “Save Gas for a Safe Winter” Plan
In their response to the European Commission's plan, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and CEER agree with the need to voluntarily reduce gas consumption now to avoid low levels of reserves, potential disruptions and higher costs later. They express support for a well-defined crisis response process while warning against unduly distorting competitive markets.
Renewable Energy Investment Conference Tbilisi, Georgia, 26-28 October 2022 The three-day conference will gather decision-makers, regulators, investors, and experts in green energy to catalyse investments for the acceleration of the clean energy transition. Register now!
World Forum on Energy Regulation Lima, Peru, March 2023 Held only once every three years, WFER is the leading international conference on energy regulation. It brings together key energy industry players, high-level policymakers, academics and regulators to engage in strategic discussions on different regulatory schemes.
Published on 14 July, this paper reviews the work CEER delivered and highlights the key messages of the first half of the year. It offers a snapshot of energy regulators’ priorities during that period and points to key trends that emerged. By providing an overview of CEER's work, the report aims to spark readers’ interest in some of CEER's recent publications.
Published on 15 July, the Gas Wholesale Markets Volume of the annual Market Monitoring Report provides an overview of the current state of the EU gas markets. It looks at gas market developments and the drivers of the unprecedented gas price rise, as well as the level of competition and gas market functioning. It reports on the main findings including record high LNG imports, and provides a set of recommendations to deal with the challenging market circumstances.
Price comparison tools play an essential role in providing reliable and usable information on available offers to European energy customers. On 4 August, CEER published this third edition of the Guidelines report with updates to its recommendations for best market practices concerning energy price comparison tools in the electricity and gas sectors.
Bloomberg TV On 11 August, CEER President Annegret Groebel was interviewed by Bloomberg TV on regulators' role in Europe's current energy crisis, including how gas shortages can be avoided and the importance of solidarity across EU borders.
ICER Chronicle Slobodan Vidović, from German regulator BNetzA, gives his take on dynamic regulation in the article "Energy Regulators Promote Dynamic Regulation to Boost Innovation". Read it in the ICER Chronicle's summer edition.
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Consultants wanted! CEER is looking for consultants interested in a tender to assist in the development of a CEER consultation on the “Analysis of current and future DSO data exchange practices relating to flexibility data within Europe”. Offers are accepted until the end of the day on Wednesday 7 September 2022.Read more and download the Terms of Reference.