C21-SSG-06-05, 10 June 2021 This document presents the Council of European Energy Regulator’s (CEER) strategy “Empowering Consumers for the Energy Transition”. The basis of the Strategy is that European energy regulators, with a view to promoting the energy transition and contributing to a carbon-neutral society and economy, are committed to “empowering consumers for the energy transition”, by:
• Enabling energy system integration: integrating renewables and incentivising innovation;
• Placing consumers at the centre of energy markets with consumer-centric dynamic regulation, empowering consumers to actively contribute to and benefit from a flexible energy system; and
• Ensuring open, well-functioning and resilient markets nationally and in Europe: delivering flexibility and new business models.
C20-RBM-23-04, 26 April 2021 This document discusses the organisational framework within which Europe’s national energy regulators (NRAs) operate. It shines a light on NRAs’ tasks and powers, resources, independence, accountability and transparency. Within this, it looks both at rules that are imposed on regulators (e.g. by law) and at the arrangements and organisational decisions NRAs have taken themselves. More info...Citizens Q&A
C21-COV-04-04, 29 March 2021 This document presents CEER’s first analysis of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the energy sector. This interim report seeks to highlight the pandemic’s impact on the energy market as a whole and on energy companies in particular. Furthermore, it summarises the approaches from 28 participating countries to protect energy customers during these extraordinary times. More info...Citizens Q&A
C20-IRB-54-03, 11 March 2021 The Report on Regulatory Frameworks for European Energy Networks 2020 analyses different regulatory systems of electricity and gas networks (at the TSO and DSO level) in most EU Member States, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Iceland and Norway. The report provides a general overview of the regulatory practices in place by focusing on e.g. the calculation of a rate of return, the determination of the regulatory asset base (RAB) and the depreciation of assets in the different regulatory systems.
5 March 2021 This paper is a response to the European Commission’s December 2020 proposal for the revision of the Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on Guidelines for Trans-European Energy Networks (“TEN-E Regulation”). ACER and CEER welcome the adaptation of the TEN-E Regulation to the policy goals of the EU Green Deal but see room for improvement in a number of areas from a regulatory viewpoint.