The Regional Initiatives Progress Report is a new approach to improve visibility and understanding of the work carried out in the regions on the one hand and the extent of the coherence and convergence across all of the regions on the other hand. Instead of providing separate reports on these aspects (as was done in the past), the present document consolidates the information into a single report.
This document reports on the Gas Regional Initiative (GRI) and Electricity Regional Initiative (ERI) in two ways. The first part is a factual report on progress, in the period January 2008 - October 2009, to enhance regional market integration through a region-by-region approach. This approach shows that the Regional Initiatives continue to have a real impact through practical improvements that facilitate trade in electricity and gas regions across neighbouring EU countries. The second part, which presents the same achievements in a topic-by-topic approach, assesses the extent of coherence and convergence across the regions. To that end, ERGEG seeks the views of stakeholders on those assessments, by posing open questions on a set of key messages.
Interested parties are invited to submit comments by 31 December 2009 and these should be sent by e-mail to: Regional_Initiatives_Progress@ergeg.org.
Following the end of the public consultation period, ERGEG will publish all comments and replies to questions received from stakeholders. If a respondent would like ERGEG to treat their contribution with confidentiality then this must be explicitly mentioned in their reply. If possible, confidential information should be provided as a separate annex, so that the main document may be published. Unless marked as confidential, all responses will be published by placing them on the ERGEG website: http://www.ceer.eu .
Any questions relating to this document should in the first instance be directed to:
Mrs. Fay Geitona
CEER Secretary General
Fax +32 2 788 73 50
Tel. +32 2 788 73 30