As the Council of the EU debates and approves a new string of emergency measures to tackle the energy crisis, CEER has been busy preparing its 2022 Annual Conference to be held on 13 December. CAC2022 will bring together energy stakeholders in Brussels to consider these measures and responses more generally, as well as long-term reflections. Last week, CEER representatives were also at the Citizens’ Energy Forum to ensure NRAs’ voices were heard. During this time of crisis, regulators note the Forum's conclusion that "There is a need for short-term support as well as structured solutions that strike the right balance between supporting people's ability to cope with bills and avoiding disconnections this winter, while reducing demand and supporting lasting changes in behaviour".
Registration Open for the 2022 CEER Annual Conference
The 2022 CEER Annual Conference will bring together high-level speakers from CEER, ACER, DG ENER, industry associations, and consumer organisations, among others under the theme Short-Term Measures vs Long-Term Design: Regulating the Future Energy Market. Together they will look at the measures currently being put in place and consider whether long-term adjustments will be needed to the electricity market design – or not. The conference is free and in-person only.
The 14th Citizens' Energy Forum was held on Thursday 24 November, in Dublin, Ireland. The event gathered citizens' interest groups, NGOs, businesses and policy makers (ministries and regulators) to provide their input on energy consumer issues in the context of the current energy crises.
Andrej Juris, Chairman of the Slovak energy regulator and member of the CEER General Assembly participated in the Plenary session “Birds eye view: Safeguarding and making future proof energy as an essential good” and explained how Slovakia is encouraging energy efficiency while protecting consumers from extreme price shocks.
ACER/CEER Decarbonised Gases and Hydrogen MMR This volume of the Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets in 2021 describes the current state of EU decarbonised gases and hydrogen in Europe, and it examines the regulatory provisions and market context that may drive their evolution in the mid-term. Download the Report
CEERPublic Consultationon Guidelines of Good Practice for trustworthy green offers and consumer marketing protection against misleading marketing ("greenwashing") – Deadline: 31 January 2023
CEER invites relevant and interested stakeholders to respond to thepublic consultation, focusing on:
Marketing practices relation to green offers, in both the pre-contractual and contractual phases.
The role of contracts in delivering the renewable penetration goal at least cost.
The relationship between Guarantees of Origin (GOs) and support schemes.
The CEER Secretariat welcomed a delegation of Indian state regulators and ministry officials at the beginning of November. Discussions were held on the topics of financial derivatives and energy derivative markets, with Market Integrity and Transparency WG Co-Chair Esther Espeja (CNMC) presenting on REMIT and related work with financial regulators. The delegation also had general presentations from ACER and the CEER Secretariat about the two organisations and their cooperation.
CEER at COP27
Claudio Marcantonini, lead drafter of the ACER-CEER European Green Deal Regulatory White Paper and Co-Chair of the CEER Regulatory Gas Strategy Workstream took part in a COP27 side event organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. The event addressed the theme of Energy trade in a low carbon world: what role for hydrogen? Mr Marcantonini presented ACER and CEER's proposals on the regulation of hydrogen.Read more about the event.
CEER Annual Conference 2022 Brussels, Belgium, 13 December 2022 This year's CEER Annual Conference will provide an opportunity to look at measures currently being put in place to respond to high energy prices and to consider long-term changes (or not) to the electricity market design.Register here.
World Forum on Energy Regulation Lima, Peru, 21-24 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.More details here.
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