E07-PC-18: Guidelines for Good Practice on Functional Unbundling

ERGEG Public Consultation 2007/04/30 - 2007/06/26

Background

On 30th April 2007, ERGEG launched a public consultation on Draft Guidelines for Good Practice on Functional and Informational Unbundling -An ERGEG Public Consultation Paper.

EU regulators' preferred position is for ownership unbundling. The European Energy Regulators’ position and their reasoning is clear in the CEER comments on the European Commission’s Energy Green Paper, July 2006 and in the ERGEG response to the European Commission’s Communication “An Energy Policy for Europe”, February 2007.

Of course, new legislation takes time to come into force. The draft guidelines on Functional and Informational Unbundling are what regulators consider to be an appropriate way to realise functional unbundling under the present legal framework.

In a subsequent step, ERGEG advoates to integrate the undunbling requirements in the draft Guidelines inot quality standards and/or Governance Codices (as proposed in the consultation paper).

The draft Guidelines make a number of recommendations for both vertically integrated companies and network companies subject to functional and informational unbundling. ERGEG invites all interested parties to comment on the issues raised in the text.

Following the end of the public consultation period, ERGEG will publish all responses to the consultation. If a respondent would like ERGEG to treat their submission with confidentiality then this must be explicitly mentioned.

Any comments should be received by 26th June 2007 and should be sent by e-mail to:
ergeg-unbundling@ergeg.org 

Any question to this document should in the first instance be directed to: 

             Mrs Fay Geitona
             Email: fay.geitona@ceer-eu.org
             Tel. +32 2 788 73 30
             Fax +32 2 788 73 50

Consultation Documents

C06-CUB-12-04 / E07-PC-18-01
Guidelines of Good Practice on Functional and Informational Unbundling, 30 April 2007

C06-CUB-12-04a
Evaluation of Comments Received, 15 July 2008

C06-CUB-12-04b
Final Guidelines for Good Practice on Functional and Informational Unbundling for Distribution System Operators, 15 July 2008

Public Responses

E07-PC-18-02
BGW-VDEW-VKU

E07-PC-18-03
CEDEC

E07-PC-18-04
CEZ

E07-PC-18-05
La Commission Wallonne pour l’Energie (CWaPE)

E07-PC-18-06
Distrigaz Sud

E07-PC-18-07
E.ON Bulgaria

E07-PC-18-08
E.ON Energie Romania

E07-PC-18-09
E.ON Nordic AB

E07-PC-18-10
Norwegian Electricity Industry Association (EBL)

E07-PC-18-11
Eneco

E07-PC-18-12
ENEL

E07-PC-18-13
Energy Networks Association

E07-PC-18-14
ENI

E07-PC-18-15
E.ON Czech

E07-PC-18-16
E.ON Hungaria

E07-PC-18-17
Eurelectric

E07-PC-18-18
Eurogas

E07-PC-18-19
Fachverband der Gas- und Wärmeversorgungsunternehmungen (FGW)

E07-PC-18-20
Finnish Energy Industries

E07-PC-18-21
GROUPEMENT DES AUTOPRODUCTEUrs BELGES D'ELECTRICITE (GABE A.S.B.L.)

E07-PC-18-22
Gaz de France

E07-PC-18-23
GEODE

E07-PC-18-24
International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (IFIEC)

E07-PC-18-25
National Grid

E07-PC-18-26
Naturgas Midt-Nord

E07-PC-18-27
Red Eléctrica

E07-PC-18-28
RWE Energy AG

E07-PC-18-29
Scotthish and Southern Energy

E07-PC-18-30
SPP Preprava

E07-PC-18-31
SPP

E07-PC-18-32
Swedenergy

E07-PC-18-33
TOTAL

E07-PC-18-34
UPRIGAZ