Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) Newsletter
 

 

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November 2017

ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report, CEER Retail Markets Monitoring Report, CEER note on Codes of Conduct.
Proceedings of CEER events: PEER workshop on Bundled Products (PPTs, summary, cases and guidelines). CEER 2017 Customer Conference (PPTs).
World Forum on Energy Regulation Early bird registration (until end of December).

October 2017

•  Editorial: New CEER Board (President and 5 Vice Presidents).
•  ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report, CEER Power Losses Report, CEER Clean Energy White Paper on Regional Regulatory Oversight
•  Next Event: CEER Customer Conference (28 Nov).
   Next Training Courses: REMIT training course (6 Nov), EFET training on Wholesale Power and Gas Market Trading (7 Nov)

 

July/August 2017

•  Editorial: 4 more Clean Energy Regulatory White Papers: Efficient System Operation (and ROCs); the independence of NRAs; Infrastructure: and Adequacy & Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms (CRMs) added to our Clean Energy Regulatory White Papers series.

•  Consultation on CEER 2018 Work Programme (deadline 31/07)
•  Feature: 4 new Regulatory White Papers in a nutshell
•  Publications: CEER White Paper on Efficient System Operation; the independence of NRAs; Infrastructure: and Adequacy & Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms (CRMs).
•  2017 CEER Annual Conference (19 Sept) on “Powering Towards Clean Energy in Europe”
•  Save the Date (20-23 March 2018) for the World Forum on Energy Regulation, Cancun, Mexico


 May 2017   
•    Editorial: Series of Regulatory White Papers on Clean Energy - 3 already out (Renewables, Network Tariffs; DSO) with more to come. CEER public consultations on DSO Flexibility and on incentives for DSOs. Save the Date -19 September - for the 2017 CEER Annual Conference.
•    Feature: Regulatory White Papers on the Clean Energy Proposals
•    Publications: ACER-CEER White Paper on Renewables; ACER-CEER White Paper on The Role of the DSO; CEER White Paper on Distribution and Transmission Network Tariffs and Incentives
•    ACER-CEER Press Release: Regulators call for priority dispatch of existing Renewables to be removed
•    Public consultation deadlines: Incentives for DSOs (22/05); flexibility use at distribution level (25/05)
•    Events: Save the Date -19 September - CEER Annual Conference.
•    Deadline extended until 16 June for ICER Chronicle Articles and Women in Energy stories


 June 2017   
•    Editorial:4 new Regulatory White Papers (Flexibility, Technology that Benefits Consumers, Efficient Wholesale Price Formation; and Consumer Empowerment) added to our Clean Energy Regulatory White Papers series. Consultation on CEER 2018 Work Programme. Save the Date -19 September - for the 2017 CEER Annual Conference.
•    Feature: 4 new Regulatory White Papers in a nutshell
•    Publications: CEER White Paper on Technology that Benefits Consumers, CEER White Paper on Consumer Empowerment: ACER-CEER White Paper on Facilitating Flexibility, ACER-CEER White Paper on Efficient Wholesale Price Formation.
•    Public consultation: CEER 2018 Work Programme (deadline 31/07)
•    Events: Sustainable Energy Week events: New EU Energy Consumer Rights under the Clean Energy Proposals (21 June)
•    16 June deadline for ICER Chronicle and 30 June deadline for ICER Distinguished Scholar Awards

 

 

April 2017  

  • Editorial: The cost and levels of RES support in Europe (country by country); 2 CEER public consultations open on DSO issues. Registrations open for flexibility workshop (25/04).
  • Feature: Renewable Support Schemes in Europe – levels and costs to consumers
  • Publications: CEER Status Review of Renewable Support Schemes in Europe; CEER ublic consultation paper on Flexibility Use at Distribution Level
  • Public consultation deadlines: Incentives for DSOs (12/05); flexibility use at distribution level (25/05)
  • ACER-CEER Press Release: Commission’s Clean Energy proposals: Regulators call for flexible regulation and effective regulatory oversight
  • Call for articles and Women in Energy stories for the next ICER Chronicle: 1 May
 

March 2017

  • Editorial: CEER report on the national support schemes in place across Europe to encourage the deployment of renewables. - series of regulatory white papers (on issues such as upgrading consumer rights) in relation to the new Clean Energy legislative proposals.
  • Feature: - CEER Framework to assess retail energy markets -CEER Handbook for NRAs to self-assess energy retail market
  • Publications: European Energy Regulators’ Overview Paper; CEER Report on Investment Conditions in European Countries; CEER Guidelines of Good Practice on electricity distribution tariffs
  • Press Release: CEER 2017 Handbook for National Energy Regulators Evaluation of responses to the CEER consultation on a harmonised definitions of retail market metrics

February 2017

  • Editorial: 2 short videos of the ACER-CEER conference on the New Energy Market Design: Video 1 - From From Empowering to Exciting Energy Consumers; Video 2 - Making Markets Work; CEER-FSR Training Course; CEER-ACER Overview Paper, 2 new CEER reports on investment conditions and guidelines on distribution tariffs.
  • Feature: ACER-CEER reactions to the European Commission's Clean Energy Proposals
  • Publications: European Energy Regulators’ Overview Paper; CEER Report on Investment Conditions in European Countries; CEER Guidelines of Good Practice on electricity distribution tariffs
  • ACER-CEER Press Release: Commission’s Clean Energy proposals: Regulators call for flexible regulation and effective regulatory oversight
  • Call for articles and Women in Energy stories for the next ICER Chronicle: 15 April

January 2017

  • Editorial: ACER-CEER conference on the New Energy Market Design (23-24 Jan); Calendar of CEER’s 2017 Training Courses; ICER Chronicle is out
  • Feature: CEER’s 2017 Work Programme priorities
  • Publications: CEER 2017 Work Programme
  • Call for ICER article and Women in Energy stories: 15 April

December 2016

  • Editorial:CEER welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina; new training brochure; 3 new reports; Seasons Greetings
  • Public consultations: Comparison Tools (16 Jan 2017) Reports: Safeguarding the independence of regulators; CEER Review of Current and Future Data Management Models; CEER Status Review on NRAs' Cooperation in Practice
  • Press Releases: The truth about the independence of Europe’s energy regulatory authorities (19 Dec 2016); CEER welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina (13 Dec 2016); Europe’s Energy Regulators welcome the Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans proposals (30 Nov 2016)
  • Feature: Safeguarding the independence of Europe’s energy regulators
  • Training: New 2017 Training Brochure
  • Registration open: The ACER-CEER conference on the New Energy Market Design (23-24 Jan 2017)

November 2016

  • Editorial: CEER welcomes Moldova; ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report and launch event
  • New public consultations: Electrical Power Losses (16 Dec); Comparison Tools (16 Jan 2017)
  • Press Release: Moldova joins the Council of European Energy Regulators; Gas consumers finally start to benefit from lower wholesale energy prices (9 Nov 2016)
  • Feature: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report provides an evidence base for the European Commission’s Winter Package reforms
  • Training: Renewables and the Electricity Market Design (28-29 Nov)
  • Registration open: The ACER-CEER conference on the New Energy Market Design (23-24 Jan 2017).

October 2016

  • Editorial: Publication of CEER’s Benchmarking Report on the Quality of Energy Supply; Extended deadline (31 Oct): Call for articles and Women in Energy stories for the ICER Chronicle; Video and PPTs of the Power Losses workshop; Madrid Forum PPTs
  • Publications: CEER 6th Benchmarking Report on the Quality of Electricity and Gas Supply; CEER Position Paper on the Future DSO and TSO Relationship
  • Training Course: REMIT and links to financial markets (21-22 Nov); Renewables and Electricity Market Design (28-29 Nov)
  • CEER-ACER Press Release: CEER’s quality of supply benchmarking report recommends automatic compensation to network users when quality standards are not met; Energy regulators report to the Madrid Forum on removing barriers to LNG and gas storage, and on gas quality,
  • Feature: CEER reinforces the quality of energy supply to consumers through benchmarking
  • Events: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report launch event (9 November)

September 2016

  • Editorial: Gas and electricity wholesale market volumes of the ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report published; CEER Self-Generation Paper; Call for papers and Women in Energy stories for the ICER Chronicle
  • Publications: Gas wholesale market volume of the ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report; Electricity wholesale market volume of the ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report; CEER Position Paper on Self-Generation
  • Training Course: Projects of Common Interest (18-19 October)
  • CEER-ACER Press Release: Wholesale gas prices continue to fall in the EU but electricity prices end their decreasing trend in some countries
  • Feature: Common perceptions of self-generation - what’s myth or reality?
  • Events: CEER workshop on power losses (6 October); ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report launch event (9 November)

July/August 2016

  • Editorial: CEER's Partnership on the Enforcement of Energy Rights (PEER) initiative; ICER Chronicle is out! Articles on reliability, data exchanges, Regulatory Impact Assessments etc.
  • Highlights of the CEER 2016 Customer Conference (11 July)
  • 3 Public Consultation: LNG; CEER 2017 Work Programme; CEER Draft Handbook of harmonised definitions of retail market metrics
  • Feature: CEER promotes cross-sectoral, cross-authority cooperation on consumer issues
  • Training Courses on Cyber Security (12-13 September); Legal Issues in Energy Regulation (13-14 October); Projects of Common Interest (18-19 October)
  • International: 2nd CEER-MEDREG regulatory roundtable
  • Publications: CEER report on commercial barriers to switching in EU retail energy markets
  • CEER Press Release: Commission Vice President Šefčovič welcomes CEER’s initiative to enhance multi-sectoral cooperation to help deliver the Energy Union

June 2016

  • Editorial: Consumers remain a top priority in CEER’s draft 2017 work programme; European Commission’s VP Sefcovic to address CEER 2016 Customer Conference (11 July)
  • New Public Consultation: CEER 2017 Work Programme
  • Feature: Consumers will remain a top work priority for energy regulators in 2017
  • Training Course on Legal Issues in Energy Regulation (29-30 June)
  • International: John Betkoski III (NARUC) named the new ICER Chair.

May 2016

  • Editorial: 3 new papers (Early Termination Fees; LNG and Storage; and Flexible Response)
  • Feature: Switching should be free but early termination fees may (sometimes) be justified
  • Training Course on Retail Energy Markets
  • International: Proceedings from the EU-US Regulatory Roundtable, the Eastern Partnership workshop and the CEER-IEA security of supply workshop.

April 2016

  • Editorial: International Activities (4 events) and 3 new reports
  • Feature: Removing Barriers to Entry for Suppliers in Retail Energy Market
  • Reports:CEER Status Review on TSO Unbundling; CEER Status Review on DSO Unbundling; and CEER Benchmarking report on removing barriers to entry for energy suppliers in EU retail energy markets
  • International: Workshop with African regulators; Eastern Partnership workshop, CEER-IEA workshop on security; EU-US Regulatory Roundtable

March 2016

  • Editorial: CEER’s new Secretary General; special collection of Women in Energy stories
  • Feature: CEER report on investment conditions
  • CEER-FSR training course on the fundamentals of energy regulation (18-22 April)
  • Reports: CEER report on investment conditions in European countries
  • International: A collection of 8 Women in Energy stories to celebrate International Women’s Day

February 2016

  • Editorial: CEER’s new Secretary General; Highlights from CEER 2016 Conference on Security of Supply; CEER response to 2 European Commission consultations on Renewables and Energy Efficiency
  • Feature: Markets fit for RES, and RES fit for the market
  • Reports: CEER analysis on the role of LNG to improve Security of Supply; CEER Report on key support elements for Renewables (RES) in Europe: moving towards market integration
  • Press Releases: Regulators see competitive markets as key to safeguarding Europe’s security of supply
  • 2016 calendar of Training Courses for Regulators: Executive level seminar (8-9 March), Fundamentals of Energy Regulation (18-22 April)
  • International: 29 Feb deadline for papers and Women in Energy stories for the ICER Chronicle

January 2016

  • Editorial: CEER’s 2016 Work Programme is out; CEER Annual Conference on Security of Supply; Training courses
  • Feature: A busy year ahead – CEER’s 2016 Work Programme
  • Press Releases: Energy regulators play key role in protecting energy market trading from abuse
  • Publications: CEER's 2016 Work Programme
  • Full calendar of 2016 Training Courses for Regulators
  • International:Call for papers and Women in Energy stories for ICER Chronicle (29 Jan. deadline)

December 2015

  • Editorial: Interesting reading material: Market Monitoring Report, national country reports and the 4th edition of the ICER Chronicle
  • Feature: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report of Europe's electricity and gas markets in 2014
  • Publications: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report
  • Press Releases: Fall in wholesale energy prices still not reflected at retail level; CEER welcomes Kosovo as an Observer
  • Register now for CEER's 2016 Annual Conference (26 January 2016)
  • International: great articles in 4th edition of the ICER Chronicle; call for papers and Women in Energy stories for next edition.

November 2015

  • Editorial: European Commission’s consultation on energy market design; CEER-ECRB customer workshop, ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report event (30 November)
  • Feature: Designing a fit-for-purpose market for Europe
  • Training courses for regulators: Gas Market Regulation (24-25 November)
  • Events: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report (30 November)

October 2015

  • Editorial:Highlights from the CEER 2015 Customer Conference; CEER’s new retail market assessment framework; and regulators' responses to public consultations
  • Feature: CEER's Framework to assess if retail energy markets are working properly.
  • Publications:CEER-ACER response to the European Commission's consultations on (1) energy market design (2) risk preparedness; CEER response to the Commission’s LNG and Storage consultation; CEER response to the Energy Community consultation on electricity markets
  • Training courses for regulators:REMIT (9-10 November); Gas Market Regulation (24-25 November)
  • Events: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report (30 November)

September 2015

  • Editorial:What's up and what's new since the summer?
  • Feature: CEER's security of supply proposals to prevent gas supply crises
  • Publications:CEER response to the European Commission's EMIR consultation
  • Training courses for regulators: Network Codes (8-9 October); Benchmarking (19 October); REMIT (9-10 November)
  • Events: ACER-CEER Bridge to 2025 anniversary event (24 September);CEER Customer Conference (20 October)

July/August 2015

  • Editorial: Regulators welcome the European Commission’s “Summer Package” (2 Press Releases and CEER Statement on delivering a New Deal for consumers); ICER’s call for articles and Women in Energy stories
  • Feature: How regulators help deliver the “New Deal” for energy consumers
  • Publications: CEER concept paper on gas security of supply; CEER report monitoring implementation of the gas storage guidelines and transparency template
  • Public consultations: CEER draft 2016 Work Programme
  • Legal Training courses for regulators (8-9 October)
  • Save the date: 24 September for ACER-CEER Bridge to 2025 anniversary event; 20 October for CEER Customer Conference

June 2015

  • Editorial: Energy World Forum; our Flexibility presentation at the Florence Forum; CEER's 2 Sustainable Energy Week (SEW) events - (Local Communities delivering the Energy Union (17 June); Guaranteed Green event (19 June)
  • Feature: World Forum on Energy Regulation (May 2015)
  • Publications: CEER Final Vision on Regulatory Arrangements for the Gas Storage Market
  • Training courses for regulators: Retail Markets (23-24 June)
  • Save the date (20 Oct) for CEER's 2015 Customer Conference

May 2015

  • Editorial: Energy regulators' deep concern that a key EU financial market regulation will reduce EU energy market liquidity; a series of CEER-FSR energy videos (EU energy, electricity, Gas Target Model etc.); our Madrid Forum presentations (Energy Union, security of supply, LNG and storage); CEER's training courses
  • Feature: Financial Market Regulation (MiFID II) threatens the Energy Union objective
  • Training courses for regulators: Wholesale Market Monitoring (20-21 May); Retail Markets (23-24 June)
  • Press Release: Energy regulators propose regional solutions to security of supply at the Madrid Forum; Energy Regulators fear increased oblications on energy traders could make the Energy Union unachievable
  • Last chance to register for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul, May 2015

April 2015

  • Editorial: CEER responses to 4 external consultations: CEER Response to ESMA public consultation; CEER Response to EC public consultation on gas Security of Supply Regulation; CEER Response to Energy Community on the future of the Energy Community; and CEER Response to MEDREG consultation on investments
  • Feature: Enhancing security of supply
  • Publications: CEER Advice on Customer Data Management for Better Retail Market Functioning
  • Press Release: Lord Mogg elected CEER President for another term; Energy regulators’ strategy to strengthen the position of consumers welcomed by EU Consumer Body, BEUC.
  • Register for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul, May 2015

March 2015

  • Editorial: Video highlights (including of MEP Buzek and Commissioner Arias Canete) of CEER 2015 Conference on flexibility and demand-side response;
  • Feature: Placing consumers centre-stage in the Internal Energy Market
  • Publications: CEER Advice on How to Involve and Engage Consumer Organisations in the Regulatory Process; CEER Action Plan 2015-2017 on Implementing the 2020 Vision for Europe’s Energy Customers; CEER Advice on Customer Information on Sources of Electricity
  • Press Release: Energy regulators’ strategy to strengthen the position of consumers; Energy Regulators welcome the Energy Union Package
  • Register for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul, May 2015

February 2015

  • Editorial: Unlocking flexibility and demand-side response (CEER 2015 Annual Conference), Assessing regulatory performance, CEER Report on Renewable and Energy Efficiency Support Schemes
  • Feature: Highlights of the CEER 2015 Conference on flexibility and demand response
  • Publications: Status Review on Renewable and Energy Efficiency Support Schemes;CEER Memo on principles for regulatory performance assessments
  • Press Release: Unlocking energy market flexibility
  • Public Consultations: The future role of DSOs
  • Early bird rate: 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation

January 2015

  • Editorial: New Year Resolutions and being ambitious; Unlocking flexibility and demand-side response (2015 Annual Conference)
  • Feature: CEER Work Programme 2015 predicts a busy year for regulators
  • Publications: CEER 2015 Work Programme
  • Public Consultations: The future role of DSOs
  • Save the date: 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul (25-28 May 2015)

December 2014

  • Editorial: New CEER consultation on the future role of DSOs; 10 associations call for implementation of EU anti-fraud package; CEER/Greenlight for Girls energy video
  • Feature: The future role of DSOs
  • Press Release: 10 European gas & electricity associations call for a comprehensive implementation of the EU anti-VAT fraud package by all 28 Member States (26 November 2014)
  • Public Consultations: The future role of DSOs
  • Save the date (25-28 May 2015) for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul.

November 2014

  • Editorial: Ukraine-Russian gas issues, European Council Conclusions on Energy and Climate 2030 Framework, Madrid Forum Conclusions and CEER’s LNG and storage presentations, our latest Market Monitoring Report.
  • Press Release: Why is the decrease in wholesale energy prices not reflected in retail prices? (22 October 2014); Regulators report to Madrid Forum on strong storage situation and role of LNG in security of supply (15 October 2014);Regulators raise some questions on the Commission’s Energy Market Report (13 October 2014)
  • Feature: Results of the 2013 ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report
  • Publications: CEER Status Review on monitoring access to LNG terminals in 2009-2013; CEER Advice on the quality of electricity and gas distribution services; CEER-ACER Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets:
  • Public Consultations: CEER Vision for Gas Storage
  • Save the date (25-28 May 2015) for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul.

October 2014

  • Editorial: The cross-cutting Bridge to 2025 proposals; CEER presents on LNG and storage at the Madrid Forum.
  • Feature: CEER’s views on generation adequacy and on the Commission’s Energy Security Strategy.
  • Press Release: Why is the decrease in wholesale energy prices not reflected in retail prices? (22 October 2014); Regulators report to Madrid Forum on strong storage situation and role of LNG in security of supply (15 October 2014).
  • Feature: Results of the 2013 ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report.
  • ACER-CEER Press Release "Regulators’ Bridge to 2025 energy proposals should guide the new Commission’s energy priorities" (23 September 2014).
  • Publications: ACER Bridge to 2025 Conclusion Paper; CEER Recommendations for the assessment of electricity generation adequacy; CEER Position on the European Commission's European Energy Security Strategy; CEER memo on REMIT implementation at national level .
  • Events: Launch of the Market Monitoring Report (Brussels, 22/10/2014); Save the date (25-28 May 2015) for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul.
  • International: call for articles (deadline:1 November) for next edition of the ICER Chronicle

September 2014

  • Editorial: CEER's not-to-be missed upcoming events; 2nd edition of the ICER Chronicle; European Commission announces the portfolio of Commissioner-designates: Madrid and Florence forum dates.
  • Publications: CEER memo on the development and regulation of electricity storage applications. CEER Memo on the unbundling of TSOs, DSOs and Closed Distribution Systems Operators.
  • Feature Article: Autumn preview - what's happening.
  • Events: Data Management (Brussels, 22 September); Bridge to 2025 (Brussels, 23 September): Green Electricity (7 October); Market Monitoring Launch event (22 October); Save the date (25-28 May 2015) for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul.
  • International: call for articles (before 1 October) for next edition of the ICER Chronicle

July/August 2014

  • Editorial: Summer-time reads: 2nd edition of the ICER Chronicle; European Commission's Energy Consumers' Rights brochure; Takeaways from the Customer 2014 Conference on Retail Energy Markets; the CEER Demand-side Flexibility paper
  • CEER public consultations on our 2015 work programme; and engaging consumer bodies in the regulatory process.
  • Publications: CEER Advice on Ensuring Market and Regulatory Arrangements help deliver Demand-Side Flexibility
  • Press Release: Consumer-centric retail energy markets shift from advocacy to action (18 June); Regulators advice seeks to unlock the demand/consumer side of electricity markets (26 June 2014)
  • Feature Article: Unlocking the demand/consumer side of electricity markets
  • Events: Save the date (25 - 28 May 2015) for the 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation, Istanbul.
  • International: 8 articles, 2 ICER women in energy stories, 1 video in the latest edition of the ICER Chronicle

June 2014

  • Editorial: CEER's signature annual energy customer conference; CEER's Sustainable Energy Week workshop on Demand Flexibility; CEER public consultations on our 2015 work programme, and engaging consumer bodies in the regulatory process.
  • Publications: CEER Advice on Ensuring Market and Regulatory Arrangements help deliver Demand-Side Flexibility
  • Press Release: Regulators praise the Council for tackling the elephant in the room - energy prices, costs and competitiveness(PR-14-04)
  • Feature Article: Consumers and retail markets feature strongly in CEER’s draft 2015 Work Programme
  • Events: CEER 2014 Customer Conference, Brussels (18 June); CEER Sustainable Energy Week event on Demand Side Flexibility, Brussels (26 June)
  • International: presentations from the joint CEER-EC Eastern Partnership workshop, London (27 -28 May);

May 2014

  • Editorial: Regulators’ strategic thinking on energy sector challenges over next decade and regulatory actions; Ukraine crisis and the role of Storage and LNG - CEER presentations at EU Gas Regulatory (Madrid) Forum;
  • Publications: CEER response to European Commission public consultation on retail markets
  • Press Release: Impact of Ukraine crisis on security of supply tops the Madrid Forum agenda (PR-14-03)
  • Feature Article: Regulators’ strategic thinking on challenges and regulatory actions – “Energy Regulation: A Bridge to 2025”
  • Events: Joint CEER-EC Eastern Partnership workshop, London (27 -28 May); CEER 2014 Customer Conference, Brussels (18 June); CEER Sustainable Energy Week event on Demand Side Flexibility, Brussels (26 June)
  • International: EU-US Energy Regulatory Roundtable, Boston (13-14 May)

April 2014

  • Editorial: New CEER consultation on data management; how what happens in Ukraine is important for Europe and how CEER is deepening relations with the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
  • Publications: CEER Assessment of electricity generation adequacy in European countries; CEER public consultation on data management for better retail market functioning.
  • Feature Article: Assessing Generation Adequacy - are current methodologies in Europe fit for purpose?
  • Events: CEER Public Hearing on Quality of Distribution Services (28 April); CEER-ACER joint launch of “Energy Regulation: A Bridge to 2025” (29 April); CEER public hearing on Green Electricity (13 May); Eastern Partnership workshop, London (27 -28 May)

March 2014

  • Editorial: Montenegro joins CEER: Deadline (1 April) to submit papers for ICER 2015 Distinguised Scholar Award; hot topics in our discussions with fellow regulators.
  • Publications: CEER Response to European Commission’s Communication on a policy framework for climate and energy for the period 2020 – 2030; CEER Memo on regulatory aspects of energy investment conditions in European countries
  • Feature Article: Crafting the Climate and Energy 2020-2030 Policy Framework
  • Events: CEER Public Hearing on Quality of Distribution Services (28 April); CEER-ACER joint launch of “Energy Regulation: A Bridge to 2025” (29 April); CEER public hearing on Green Electricity (13 May); Eastern Partnership workshop, London (27 -28 May)

February 2014

  • Editorial: CEER workshops with customer bodies, CEER-EURELECTRIC workshop on DSOs; CEER Smart Regulation Report, CEER Response to European Commission’s State Aid guidelines consultation; ICER call for articles for the ICER Chronicle
  • Publications: CEER Response to European Commission’s State Aid guidelines consultation; CEER report on European regulatory approaches enabling Smart Grids Solutions (“Smart Regulation”)
  • Feature Article: Smart Regulation for Smart Grids
  • Events: Public Hearing on Quality of Distribution Services (April 2014); Eastern Partnership workshop (27 May 2014)

January 2014

  • Editorial: Highights of the CEER 2014 Annual Conference (22 January 2014); CEER proudly promotes the advancement and visbility of women in energy; ICER Chronicle (an online publication on energy regulation worldwide).
  • Public Consultations: Green Electricity; Regulating the Quality of Distribution Services
  • Press Release: Bringing the Internatl Energy Market home to consumers
  • Publications:CEER 2013 Annual Report
  • Feature Article: Bringing the Internal Energy Market home to consumers
  • Events:Workshop on the involvement of consumer bodies in the regulatory process (Brussels, 20 February)

December 2013

  • Editorial: London Forum 2013 and CEER presentations on DSOs role; on consumer bodies involvement in the regulatory process; and market design; CEER 2014 Annual Conference and our 20% female speaker target
  • Public Consultations: Demand-Side Flexibility; quality of distribution services; and green electricity
  • Press Release:Is the Internal Energy Market working for Consumers? Regulators say no, not yet! (16/12/2013)
  • Publications:CEER status review on customer access to the costs and sources of energy and efficiency schemes; CEER's views on the European Commission's “public interventions” package; Updated continuity of electricity supply data; and CEER LNG transparency monitoring report.
  • Feature Article: Regulators’ tools and rules to facilitate consumer engagement
  • Events: CEER’s 2014 annual conference on "Bringing the IEM home to consumers" (22 January 2014)

November 2013

  • Editorial: CEER’s new branding and logo; CEER demand-side flexibility paper at the Florence Forum discussions; Registration open for CEER 2014 Conference on “bringing the IEM home to consumers”
  • Public Consultation: Demand-Side Flexibility
  • Press Release: CEER-MEDREG press release on their first regulatory roundtable (19/11/2013); ACER-CEER press release “Consumers still to benefit from energy market integration in the EU” (28/11/2013)
  • Publications: CEER Interim Report on changing storage usage and effects on security of supply
  • Feature Article: ACER-CEER report on their findings of monitoring the Internal Energy Market
  • Events: CEER’s 2014 annual conference 22 January 2014

October 2013

  • Editorial: Madrid Forum discussions; ICER Women in Energy
  • Publications: CEER Status Review on the involvement of consumer organisations in the regulatory process; Press Release: Madrid Forum debates the changing future role of Distribution System Operators
  • Feature Article: Energy regulatory authorities and consumer bodies in tandem
  • Events:Save the date for CEER’s 2014 annual conference (22 January 2014)

September 2013

  • Editorial: Anti-VAT fraud; smart metering; what’s next in terms of events and publications; G20 leaders’ recognise the important role of energy regulation in promoting investments.
  • Publications: CEER Status Review of the Regulatory Aspects of Smart Metering including an assessment of roll out.
  • Feature Article: Who in Europe is rolling out smart meters? Is it good for consumers?
  • Events: Consumer workshop Vienna (9 October); Save the date for CEER’s 2014 annual conference

July/August 2013

  • Editorial: Call for articles for the ICER Chronicle and a call for stories by women regulators
  • Publications: Proceedings of the CEER 2013 Customer Conference; Overview of the role of energy regulation in the overall investment environment; Press Release "Croatia joins CEER"
  • Feature Article:On the path towards implementing the 2020 Energy Customer Vision

June 2013

  • Editorial: A host of events; RES Support and Regulators' recommendations for the 2030 energy and climate framework
  • Events: Eastern Partnership workshop (18-19 June); CEER customer conference (19 June); CEER's EU SEW13 event on delivering 2020 targets cost-effectively (25 June); workshop on enhancing the retail market functioning (26 June)
  • Publications: CEER Response to European Commission Green Paper "A 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies; Joint Press Release: European electricity & gas sector welcomes adoption of anti-VAT-fraud package by ECOFIN Council; CEER Press Release: On the path towards achieving the 2020 Energy Customer Vision ;G20 Energy Regulators Statement on Sound Regulation and Promoting Investments in Energy Infrastructure
  • Feature Article: RES Support and Regulators recommendations for the 2030 energy and climate framework

May 2013

  • Editorial: CEER Blueprint on Incremental Gas Capacity; Expected Energy Council conclusions on the Internal Energy Market (IEM) and hope that anti-VAT fraud efforts will pay off; CEER's magic formula for the IEM
  • Events: Eastern Partnership workshop (18-19 June)CEER customer conference (19 June);CEER's EU SEW13 event on delivering 2020 targets cost-effectively (25 June); workshop on enhancing the retail market functioning (26 June)
  • Publications: CEER response to the European Commission’s Internal Energy Market Communication: CEER Blueprint on Incremental Gas Capacity
  • Feature Article: The magic formula for making the Internal Energy Market work

April 2013

  • Editorial: Madrid Forum Conclusions; Registration open for CEER custome conference (19 June); Highlights of EU-US Regulatory Roundtable
  • Publications: CEER Status Review on DSO Unbundling
  • Feature Article: Status of the Unbundling of Distribution System Operators (DSOs)

March 2013

  • Editorial: Joint press release of CEER and 8 energy bodies supporting the anti-VAT fraud measures proposed by the European Commission and the Irish Presidency; European Commission commends energy regulators' cooperation with consumer bodies, and CEER's price comparison tool work; Save the date (19 June) for CEER customer conference
  • Feature Article: Transparency in LNG needs to be further improved
  • Publications: CEER Status Review and evaluation of access regimes at LNG terminals in the EU

February 2013

  • Editorial: Highlights of CEER 2013 Annual Conference (29 Jan 2013); video clips of EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger + EU Consumer Commissioner Borg at CEER 2013 Annual Conference;CEER's latest efforts to share best regulatory practices with Latin American regulators
  • Feature Article: Commissioner Oettinger pays tribute to CEER's invaluable input to the work of the European Commission
  • Publications: CEER's international activities - core strategy and objectives; CEER’s report on renewable and energy efficiency support schemes in Europe; CEER response to the EC consultation on generation adequacy, capacity markets and the internal market in electricity

January 2013

  • Editorial: Preview of the CEER 2013 Annual Conference (29 Jan 2013); video interview with Lorg Mogg on regulatory cooperation and the role of CEER, ACER and ICER
  • Feature Article: CEER’s review of national renewable support schemes in Europe
  • Publications: CEER Status Review on renewable and energy efficiency support schemes in Europe; CEER Citizens’ Q&A memo on the RES and Energy Efficiency support scheme report

December 2012

  • Editorial: Regulators' fact-finding strongly supports the core messages of the EC's Internal Energy Market Communication; CEER's first Citizen’s Q&A memo accompanies a technical report (on gas incremental capacity).
  • Register now for the CEER 2013 Annual Conference (29 Jan. Confirmed speakers include Commissioner Oettinger and MEP Karins.
  • Feature Article: ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report
  • Publications: ACER-CEER Monitoring Report on the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets and joint Press Release (PR-12-07); 2011 National (individual country) Reports;
  • Evaluation of Responses to the CEER Public Consultation Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure

November 2012

  • Editorial: London Forum; CEER-BEUC joint statement;new customer section of CEER's website: and how the findings of the immiment ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report align with the EC's Internal Energy Market Communication; Save the date (29 Jan.) for the 2013 CEER Conference
  • Feature Article: EU regulators and EU consumer organisation set out steps for a "customer first" energy policy vision
  • Publications:CEER-BEUC Joint Statement "A 2020 Vision for Europe’s energy customers and Press Release (PR-06-12); CEER 3-year rolling action plan; CEER Benchmarking Report on Meter Data Management Case Studies; CEER Status Review of Customer and Retail Market Provisions from the 3rd Package (and Press Release PR-05-12)
  • New CEER Energy Customer Brochure
  • New Customer section of CEER's website

October 2012

  • Editorial: Voltage Quality workshop (Oct); Madrid Forum presentations and Conclusions (Oct); ACER/CEER's first annual joint Market Monitoring Report (29 Nov.)
  • Feature Article: Coming soon-2020 Customer Vision + 2 customer reports + new customer webpage for London Forum (Nov.); The cost of Europe's Renewable Electricity Support Schemes; and Gas Incremental Capacity
  • Publications: CEER’s 2013 Work Programme
  • Events: launch of CEER/ACER Market Monitoring Report (29 Nov 2012); CEER Annual Conference (29 Jan. 2013)

September 2012

  • Editorial: CEER and ACER’s 2013 Work Programmes; Madrid Forum (Oct)
  • Feature Article: CEER’s 2013 Work Programme
  • Publications: Status Review of the implementation of the indicators for retail market monitoring; Proceedings of the CEER conference on 'Building a 2020 vision for Europe's energy customers

July/August 2012

  • Editorial: Athens-London: from the Olympics (global competition) to ICER (global regulatory cooperation)
  • Improvements to CEER’s public consultation practices
  • Deadline extended until 15 Sept. for nominations for the 2012 Energy Transparency Award(ETA)
  • Feature Article: Non-harmonised renewable energy support in Europe and integrating renewables into the market
  • Publications: Revised Guidelines on CEER’s Public Consultation Practices, Guidelines on Price Comparison Tools; CEER response to EC's Renewables Communication;CEER Conclusions Paper on the Implications of Non-harmonised Renewable Support Schemes;CEER Monitoring Report on Gas Storage
  • Public Consultations: CEER and ACER Draft 2013 Work Programmes;Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure

June 2012

  • Editorial: Why CEER’s interactive customer event was the “Talk of the Town” during EU Sustainable Energy Week; also highlights of the CEER-ICER Renewables workshop
  • FYROM joins CEER as an Observer
  • Call for nominations for the 2012 Energy Transparency Award (ETA)
  • Feature Article:Let's Build a 2020 Vision for Energy Customers.
  • Publications: CEER Discussion Paper on a 2020 vision for Europe’s energy customers (in multiple languages)-deadline for comments: 16 July
  • Press Release: European Commission congratulates energy regulators on their customer vision
  • Next events: Lunchtime presentation of the CEER and ACER Draft 2013 Work Programmes (11 July, Brussels).
  • International: Photos and presentations from WFERV; ICER and VLPGO sign a Memorandum of Understanding

May 2012

  • Editorial: Report on the 22nd Florence Forum; 4 new international reports and 3 new factsheets from the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) at the World Forum (May 2012); Italian paper wins ICER 2012 distinguished scholar award; Video of what to expect at our interactive customer event in June
  • Feature Article:ICER – meeting global energy challenges through a virtual network of energy regulators
  • Short Video on building a 2020 Vision for Europe's energy customers
  • Publications: CEER Discussion Paper on a 2020 vision for Europe’s energy customers;
  • Next events: CEER/EC workshop for regulators from Eastern Partnership countries (30-31 May, Vienna); CEER-ICER workshop on Renewable Energy Strategy (Brussels, 20 June); CEER interactive customer conference (Brussels, 21 June), organised with the support of the European Commission. Further information on the consumer event is available in multiple languages.

April 2012

  • Editorial: What the World Forum on Energy Regulation in Quebec (May 2012) has to offer; highlights of CEER's Meter Data Management workshop; a glimpse at the 5th CEER Benchmarking Report on Quality of Supply
  • Feature Article: Benchmarking the quality of electricity supply in Europe
  • Publications:5th CEER Benchmarking Report on the Quality of Electricity Supply
  • Next events: WFERV (13-16 May, Quebec); CEER/EC workshop for regulators from Eastern Partnership countries (30-31 May, Vienna); CEER-ICER workshop on Renewable Energy Strategy (Brussels, 20 June); CEER consumer event (Brussels, 21 June)

March 2012

  • Editorial: Madrid Forum endorses CEER's Gas Target Model; new LNG transparency tool; highlights of ACER Conference 2012; Your views counted in improving CEER's consultation practices.
  • Feature Article: EU's renewable energy strategy and international case studies
  • Publications: CEER response to the European Commission's consultation on the renewable energy strategy; CEER position paper on the Commission proposal for a Directive on Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Next events:Workshop on meter data management (Brussels, 19 April); WFERV (13-16 May, Quebec); CEER-ICER workshop on Renewable Energy Strategy (Brussels, 20 June)

February 2012

  • Editorial: Video highlights of CEER Conference 2012; your views count on CEER's consultation practices.
  • Feature Article: Building a 2020 Customer vision of the Internal Energy Market
  • Publications: Joint CEER-ACER paper on Energy Infrastructure Pacakge - regulatory issues; Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) on electricity and gas retail market design
  • Next events: CEER hearing on price comparison tools(14 Mar); ACER Conference (14 Mar); CEER stakeholder meeting on CEER public consultaiton practices (19 Mar).

January 2012

  • Editorial: Swiss Regulator joins CEER; CEER 2011 Annual Report; CEER 2012 Work Programme; Highlights of CEER Conference 2012; we are seeking feedback on CEER consultation practices.
  • Feature Article: CEER champions customers in its Work Programme 2012.
  • Publications: 2011 Annual Report; CEER Work Programme 2012; CEER advice on the take-off of a demand response electricity market with smart meters
  • Press Release on CEER conference

December 2011

  • Editorial: European Gas Target Model conclusions paper, Joint statement on VAT fraud presented to the Dec. Florence Forum; Regulators' 2011 national reporting to the European Commission.
  • Feature Article: Gas Target Model (GTM) shows how to achieve EU gas market by 2014.
  • Publications: 2011 National Reports (including 24 summary versions in English);CEER final advice (and Evaluation of Responses to consultation) on the regulatory oversight of energy exchanges;
  • Media Releases: CEER Video Press Release: Gas Target Model shows how to achieve an EU gas market by 2014; Joint statement on VAT fraud prevention in the electricity and gas sector (by 9 key EU energy stakeholders)
  • Consultations: Price Comparison Tools for Consumers; Impacts of non-harmonised RES support schemes
  • Events: 21st Florence Forum, 5-6 December 2011. See CEER presentations and the draft Florence Forum conclusions; CEER conference on Energy Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency, 25 January 2012 (Brussels)

November 2011

  • Editorial: CEER is the winner of the 2011 Energy Transparency Award
  • Feature Article: CEER's efforts on market integrity and transparency set to help REMIT implementation
  • Publications: CEER final advice (and Evaluation of Responses to consultation) on the introduction of a Europe-wide energy wholesale trading passport; CEER final advice (and Evaluation of Responses to consultation) on the regulatory oversight of energy exchanges; Evaluation of Responses to consultation on existing transparency requirements; Evaluation of Responses to consultation on the generation adequacy
  • Press Release: CEER is the winner of the Energy Transparency Award 2011, 10 November 2011
  • Consultations: Price Comparison Tools for Consumers; Impacts of non-harmonised RES support schemes
  • Events:CEER conference on Energy Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency, 25 January 2012 (Brussels)

October 2011

  • Editorial: EC's Energy Infrastructure Proposals; video of Lord Mogg on Energy Infrastructure;Citizens' Energy(London)Forum; CEER nominated for 2011 Energy Transparency Award
  • Feature Article: CEER proudly champions customer interests
  • Publications:Roles and responsibilities of NRAs in customer empowerment and protection;CEER Status Review of the Implementation of the GGP on Complaint Handling, Reporting and Classification;Press Release: CEER welcomes the public oversight role of regulators in the Energy Infrastructure Regulation proposal
  • Consultations: CEER 2012 Work Programme; CEER Draft advice on Price Comparison Tools for Consumers;Impacts of Non-harmonised Renewable Support Schemes
  • Events:EU-US Regulators Roundtable (Chicago); CEER hearing on draft Guidelines of Good Practice on Retail Market Design (Brussels)

September 2011

  • Editorial: CEER's new Twitter account, and revamped montly Newsletter
  • Feature Article: CEER 2012 work programme priorities
  • Publications: CEER Amendment of GGP for gas storage system operators; Status Review of Regulatory approaches
    to smart electricity grids;
  • Consultations: CEER 2012 Work Programme; CEER Vision for a European Gas Target Model;
  • Events: CEER hearing on draft Guidelines of Good Practice on Retail Market Design

June 2011

  • Editorial:The death of ERGEG
  • Feature Article:Steps towards the EU's Internal Energy Market
  • Publications:CEER position regarding the ‘branding’ of Alernative Dispute Resolution (ADR) bodies; ADR practices: case studies. Update to Annex 2 of GGP on Customer Complaint Handling, Reporting and Classification.
  • Calendar of next public consultations
  • Events: 4th CEER gas target model workshop, 28 June (also live streaming). See Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: ACER takes over co-ordination of the Regional Initiatives

May 2011

  • Feature Article:Regulators’ pilot project could fulfill current REMIT legislative proposals on energy market integrity and transparency
  • Publications:CEER Report on Renewable Energy; Press Release and Report on CEER's Pilot Project for an EU energy trade database;CEER response to the EC on the EU 2020 Project Bond Initiative.
  • Consultations:CEER draft advice on the take-off of a demand response electricity market with smart meters;ERGEG draft advice on the regulatory oversight of energy exchanges; and CEER draft advice on the introduction of an EU-wide energy wholesale trading licence
  • Calendar of next public consultations
  • Events: Wholeale trading passport (31 May). See Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: North-West gas region –a facilitator of 3rd Package implementation

April 2011

  • Feature Article: CEER consults on its proposal for the introduction of a Europe-wide wholesale energy trading passport
  • Publications: FactSheet on Regulatory practices for the promotion of energy efficiency
  • Consultations: CEER draft advice on the introduction of an EU-wide energy wholesale trading licence
  • Calendar of next public consultations
  • Events: see Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: FUI links to CWE through Britned interconnector.

March 2011

  • Feature Article: Review of the process for drafting Framework Guidelines-lessons from the interim period
  • Publications: Evaluation of Comments of the Call for Evidence on the gas target model; Contribution to the EC consultation on Energy Roadmap 2050; Submission to European Commission Consulation on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Evaluation of Responses to the consultation on the draft Framework Guideline on CACM for electricity; Review of the process for drafting framework guidelines
  • Consultations: Calendar of next public consultations
  • Events: see Calendar of next workshops; 3rd CEER workshop on a gas target model, 11 April 2011,London (also live webstream); ICER/CEE) Workshop on Energy Efficiency, 12 April 2011, Brussels (Sustainable Energy Week)
  • Region in the Spotlight: Action Plans of South gas and South-West electricity regions.

February 2011

  • Feature Article: An end to electricity bottlenecks - ERGEG finalised its framework guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management
  • Publications: ERGEG’s framework guideline on electricity capacity allocation and congestion management; ERGEG’s GGP on Regulatory Aspects of Smart Metering for Electricity and Gas; Summary of Member States' experiences on cost-benefit analysis of smart meters; ERGEG's Amendment to the GGP of Storage System Operators (GGPSSO); and the 2010 Monitoring Report on Gas Capacity Allocation Mechanism and Congestion Management Procedures
  • Consultations: Calendar of next public consultations
  • Events: see Calendar of next workshops; second CEER workshop on a gas target model, 22 February, Bonn; ACER's presentation of the draft framework guidelines on gas capacity allocation meachanisms, 7 March, Ljubljana
  • Region in the Spotlight: NorNed joins CWE-Nordic market coupling

December 2010 - January 2011

  • Feature Article: A major step towards harmonised electricity grid connection and gas capacity allocation in Europe
  • Publications:2011 Work Programme; Status Review of Liberalisation and Implementation of the Energy Regulatory Framework and 28 National Reports; ERGEG pilot framework guideline on electricity grid connection; Revised final pilot framework guideline on gas capacity allocation mechanism; ERGEG 2010 Report on the compliance with the GGP of Open Season 2010; Report on monitoring compliance with Electricity Regulation (EC) 1228/2003; ERGEG final advice on Comitology Guidelines on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency; ERGEG GGP on Estimation of Costs due to Electricity Interruptions and Voltage Disturbances
  • Press Release: 3rd Package implementation is needed to deliver benefits to energy consumers(PR-10-11); Transparency to be enhanced and wholesale energy markets to be properly monitored (PR-10-10)
  • Consultations: Calendar of next public consultations
  • Events: CEER Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: New cross-border balancing arrangements in the France-UK-Ireland (FUI) electricity region

November 2010

  • Feature Article:Success in regional and inter-regiona market integration
  • Publications: Status Review on the ERGEG Regional Initiatives 2010; ERGEG study on congestion management procedures & antihoarding mechanisms in the European LNG terminals; ERGEG's Evaluation of ENTSOG’s European Ten Year Network Development Plan 2010-2019
  • Press Release:Success in regional and inter-regional energy market integration; European Energy Regulators welcome the European Commission’s Communication on Infrastructure
  • Consultations: Conceptual model for the European gas market
  • Events: CEER Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: How the ERGEG Electricity Regional Initiative is leading to transparency improvements

October 2010

  • Feature Article:Competition should deliver benefits to energy customers - 3rd London Forum
  • Video interview with Lord Mogg on Energy Infrastructure
  • Publications: Final Guidelines of Good Practice on Indicators for Retail Market Monitoring for Electricity and Gas; FactSheet on Smarter regulation for energy customers; FactSheet on The drive towards Smart Grids; Monitoring Report 2010 on the regulatory oversight of natural gas hubs and its Annexe
  • Consultations: Transparency requirements for natural gas
  • Events: CEER Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: 3rd Package Implementation
  • International:EU-US Energy Regulators Roundtable (26-27 Oct., Berlin)

September 2010

  • Feature Article:ACER and CEER work programme priorities in 2011
  • Publications:ERGEG revised recommendations for comitology guidelines on congestion management procedures; Status Review of the Implementation of EC Good Practice Guidance for Billing; Status Review of End-User Price Regulation as of 1 January 2010; ERGEG publishes the Evaluation of comments to the revised recommendations for comitology guidelines on congestion management procedures;The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) 2011 Work Programme
  • Consultations:Work Programme 2011; 3 x Framwork Guidelines on Gas Balancing,on CAM and CMP in Electricity, and on Electricity Grid Connection; Assessing CAM and CMP in gas storage; and Comitology Guidelines on Fundamental Electricity Data Transparency;
  • Events: CEER Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: Quarterly report of all regions
  • International:ICER award at WEC (Montreal)

July - August 2010

  • Feature Article:Pilot Framework Guidelines on electricity grid connection should help avoid future blackouts
  • Publications: Conclusions Paper and Evaluation of Comments on wind integration; Final recommendations on 10-year network development plan for gas; Evaluation of Comments of the public consultation on the pilot framework guideline on CAM;
  • Consultations: Pilot Framework Guidelines on Electricity Grid Connection and accompanying Initial Impact Assessment; Calendar of public consultations 2010
  • Events: CEER Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: 2010 Regional Initiatives conference
  • International:Energy Community's good intentions to adopt the 3rd Package

June 2010

  • Feature Article:Framework Guideline on Gas Capacity Allocation “pilot tests” 3rd Package implementation
  • Publications: Framework Guideline on Gas Capacity Allocation; Conclusions Paper on Smart Grids; Final GGP on Complaint Handling; ERGEG final advice on 10 Electricity Network Development Plan; Conclusion paper on a strategy for delivering a more integrated EU market
  • Consultations: Smart Metering; Calendar of public consultations 2010
  • Events: CEER Birthday celebration (6 July); Regional Initiatives conference (8 July); Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: Baltic electricity region
  • International:ICER report on regulatory practices for the promotion of energy efficiency

May 2010

  • Feature Article:ACER - a leap in energy regulation
  • Publications: Annual Report 2009
  • Consultations:Calendar of public consultations 2010;
  • Events: Regional Initiatives Conference (8 July); Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: Quarterly report of all regions
  • International:ICER Work Plan 2010-2012

April 2010

  • Feature Article:Energy regulators keep a watchful eye on retail markets
  • Publications:Status Review on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management for Gas Storage;
  • Consultations:Calendar of public consultations 2010;Draft Guidelines of Good Practice on Indicators for Retail Market Monitoring.
  • Events: Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight:Relieving bottlenecks on borders within the Central West electricity region
  • International:EU and Ibero-American regulatory roundtable

March 2010

  • Feature Article:Joined-up thinking on smart grids in Europe
  • Consultations:Calendar of public consultations 2010;Generatiion Adequacy; Draft benchmarking report on electricity transmission capacity allocation rules.
  • Events: Calendar of next workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: 2010 Quarter 1 update of all regions

February 2010

  • Feature Article:The building blocks of a secure and interconnected EU electricity grid
  • Publications: Open invitation for experts to ad hoc expert groups in gas balancing and also on electricity system operation
  • Consultations:Calendar of public consultations 2010
  • Events: 4 workshops in Feb; Calendar of next workshops (e.g. Smart Grids, 17 March)
  • Region in the Spotlight: North West gas region's advice on how to enhance a regional investment climate

January 2010

  • Feature Article:Gas Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management-first signs of implementing the 3rd Package
  • Publications: National Reports and the accompanying ERGEG Status Review of Liberalisation and Implementation of the Energy Regulatory Framework
  • Consultations:Calendar 2010
  • Events: Calendar of Workshops
  • Region in the Spotlight: South South-East and the Austrian Gas Hub

December 2009

  • Feature Article:Smart Grids and Smart Regulation help meet climate change goals
  • Publications:Individual country reports of progress towards an EU energy market; FactSheet on Smart Grids and Smart Regulation
  • Consultations: Integrating Wind in European Electricity Markets; Framework Guidelines on Gas Capacity Allocation; 10-year Electricity Network Development Plan; and Smart Grids.
  • Events:CEER official side event on smart grids at COP-15, Copenhagen (9 Dec. 2009; Smart Metering Workshop (14 Dec. 2009; CRE workshop on smart grids (27 Jan. 2010).
  • Region in the Spotlight: Quarterly update on all regions

November 2009

  • Feature Article:Strategy for delivering a more integrated EU energy market
  • Publications:10-year gas network development plan, ERGEG Evaluation of Responses; ERGEG Status Review on Smart Metering
  • Consultations: Draft Strategy for delivering a more integrated EU energy marke; Regional Initiatives Progress Report.
  • Events:Regional Initiative annual conference (17 Nov); Voltage Monitoring Workshop (18 Nov), Smart Grids side event at COP-15, Copenhagen (9 Dec.)
  • Region in the Spotlight: Market Coupling

October 2009

  • Feature Article:World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER IV)
  • Publications:Press clippings on the WFER IV; Closing Statement of the World Forum on Energy Regulation IV; World Energy Regulators' Statement on Climate Change; Announcement of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER)
  • Consultations: Draft Advice on Customer Complaint Handling, Reporting and Classification
  • Events:World Forum on Energy Regulation (18-21 Oct); ERGEG workshop on the 10 year gas Network Development (27 Oct.); Regional Initiatives conference (17 Nov.)
  • Region in the Spotlight:New One-Stop Shop for Capacity Management on UK-France interconnector

September 2009

  • Feature Article: Empowering Consumers
  • Publications: Revised GGP on Electricity Balancing Market Integration; Status Review of Vulnerable Customers, default Supplier and Supplier of Last Resort; Status Review of DSO Unbundling; ERGEG Principles for CAM and CMP in gas.
  • Consultations: Work Programme 2010; Complaint Handling.
  • Events:CEER/FRS workshop on undbundling (24 Sept.); North West Gas Regional Initiative Workshop on Investment (24 Sept.); Regional Initiatives Conference (by invitation only) (17 Nov.)
  • Region in the Spotlight:Quarterly update on all regions

June 2009

  • Feature Article: Implementing the 3rd Package - Next Steps
  • Publications: Implementing the 3rd Package - Next Steps Paper and Press Release; FactSheet on Energy Regulators's pledge to ensuring good quality of electricity supply.
  • Events:CEER/ERGEG Workshops on Smart Grids, 29 June, Bruxelles; World Forum on Energy Regulation, Athens, 18-21 October
  • Region in the Spotlight: Quarterly update of all regions

May 2009

  • Feature Article: Regulation through co-operation – the role of European energy (Madrid, Florence)regulatory fora
  • Events: "G8+" Energy Regulators' Round Table, 24 May; Workshops on 10 year gas development plan; also on draft GGP on electricity grid connection and access; and on electricty balancing; World Forum on Energy Regulation, Athens, 18-21 October
  • Region in the Spotlight: Central West electricity region

April 2009

  • Feature Article: Energy Regulators review Europe's progress towards Sustainable Developement
  • Publications: CEER Status Review of Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector; Conclusions Paper on Article 22 (gas) exemptions.
  • Events: ERGEG-GTE Workshop on 10 year gas development plan, Brussels,29 April; ERGEG Workshop on draft GGP on electricity grid connection and access,Brussels, 15 May; World Forum on Energy Regulation, Athens, 18-21 October
  • Region in the Spotlight: South gas region

March 2009

  • Feature Article: How Europe's energy regulators intend to implement the 3rd Package
  • Publications: Energy Regulators Annual Report 2008;3rd Package consultation conclusions; ERGEG Status Review of end-user price regulation; CEER response to 2nd Strategic Energy Review; Regulators' experience with Art. 22 gas exemptions from Third Party Access; Conclusions Paper on Monitoring Compliance with the Electricity Regulation(1228/2003);
  • Press Releases: How Europe's energy regulators intend to implement the 3rd Package; Regulators lack the powers to remove regulated end-user energy prices
  • Region in the Spotlight: Quarterly Update of all regions

February 2009

  • Feature Article: Regulators benchmark the quality of electricity supply and customer service across Europe
  • Publications: ERGEG letter to Commissioner Piebalgs advising on lessons from the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute; Conclusions Paper on the Electricity Regulation 1228/2003 Compliance Monitoring Report (2008); Conclusions Paper on the Position Paper on Treatment of Electricity Losses by Network Operators;
  • Press Releases: Quality of electricity supply improved by regulators' incentive-penalty regime; ERGEG advises Commissioner Piebalgs on lessons from the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute
  • Region in the Spotlight: Central South Electricity region adopts its regional Transparency Report

January 2009

  • Feature Article: ERGEG/CESR advice to the Commission on how to promote transparency and market integrity in electricity and gas trading
  • Publications: 2009 Work Programme; ERGEG/CESR joint advice to the European Commission on transparency, record-keeping and information exchange between regulators; Principles for calculating tariffs for access to gas transmission networks-Evaluation of Comments
  • Press Releases:Energy Regulators and EU Standardisation Committee to cooperate on EU energy standards; ERGEG and CESR publish their proposals on how to promote transparency and market integrity in electricity and gas trading
  • Public Consultations: Draft Revised Guidelines of Good Practice on Electricity Balancing Markets Integration (GGP-EBMI); ERGEG Principles: Capacity allocation and congestion management in the natural gas transmission network
  • Region in the Spotlight: Russian gas disruption hits South-South East gas region

December 2008

  • Feature Article: State of play of European energy markets and the energy regulators' priorities for 2009
  • Publications: 2009 Work Programme; ERGEG Status Review of progress towards a a well-functioning EU energy market and 27 National Reports; Status Review of Renewable and Energy Efficiency Schemes; Monitoring Report of GGP for Gas Balancing; Status Review of Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management for Gas Storage
  • Press Releases: ERGEG Status Review for 2008 shows market opening is not delivering for energy consumers
  • Region in the Spotlight: Northern electricity region

November 2008

  • Feature Article: Dialogue with Stakeholders - Madrid and Florence Stakeholder Fora
  • Publications: Final GGP on Operational Security in Electricity; Evaluation of Comments Received to the Draft GGP on Operational Security; Status Review on the Design of Security of Gas Supply Schemes and Solidarity Mechanisms
  • Public Consultation: ERGEG South Gas region on interconnection capacity between France and Spain
  • Press Releases: Fact Sheet on Implementing the 3rd Package
  • Region in the Spotlight: North West Gas region

October 2008

  • Feature Article: Putting consumers first
  • Publications: ERGEG and CESR final advice on market abuse issues; ERGEG Monitoring Report on the Transposition of Consumer Rights
  • Public Consultations: ERGEG consultation on implementing the 3rd Package; ERGEG-CESR consultation on record-keeping, transparency and exchange of information; Central West electricity region's consultation on auction rules
  • Press Releases: Empowering Consumers – First Citizens' Energy Forum; The way for 3rd package implementation; ERGEG-CESR advocate a tailored market abuse framework for energy markets
  • First Citizens' Energy (London) Forum: Regulators' Presentations
  • Region in the Spotlight: Baltic Electricity region

September 2008

  • Feature Article: ERGEG's monitoring shows non-compliance with the Electricity Regulation
  • Publications: Status Review Supplier Switching in the electricity and gas markets - five case studies
  • Public Consultations: 2008 Electricity Regional Initiative (ERI) Coherence and Convergence Report;
  • Electricity Regulation (1228/2003) - Compliance Monitoring
  • Press Releases: ERGEG inspires better Supplier Switching processes
  • Region in the Spotlight: Central South Electricity REM

July 2008

  • Feature Article: ERGEG and CESR cooperation on market abuse and energy markets
  • Publications: Final GGP for functional and informational unbundling for DSOs; Evaluation of Comments on GGP for functional and information unbundling for DSOs; Firmness of nominated transmission capacity; GRI Coherence and Convergence Report - Conclusions Paper; Gas Transparency Monitoring Report; ERGEG and CESR fact-finding results
  • Public Consultations: Treatment of Losses by Network Operators; ERGEG and CESR report on a proposed EU market abuse framework for energy markets
  • Press release: European Energy Regulators welcome the European Parliament’s Vision; ERGEG and CESR consult on a proposed EU market abuse framework for energy markets
  • Region in the Spotlight: South Gas REM

June 2008

  • Feature Article: The Green Package
  • Publications: The Green Package – Proposed EU ETS and Renewables Directives A CEER Position Paper; ERGEG Presentations to the 14th Madrid Forum
  • Press release: Making the Green Package proposals more effective
  • Region in the Spotlight: Central West Electricity REM

May 2008

  • Feature Article: Obstacles to Supplier Switching in the Electricity Market
  • Publications: GGP for Third Party Access Practice for LNG System Operators - Evaluation of Comments; Final GGP for Third Party Access Practice for LNG System Operators; Gas Transparency Monitoring Report - Evaluation of Comments; Obstacles to Supplier Switching in the Electricity Retail Market: GGP and Status Review; Strategic Guidelines and Codes: Rationale and Scope - Example related to Congestion Management in Electricity; Strategic Guidelines and Codes: Rationale and Scope - Example related to Transparency in Natural Gas
  • Region in the Spotlight: South South East Gas REM

April 2008

  • Feature Article: GGP for Operational Security
  • Publications: Draft Guidelines of Good Practice for Operational Security - an ERGEG Consultation Paper; Draft Guidelines on Article 22 – An ERGEG Public Consultation Paper
  • Region in the Spotlight: North West Gas REM

March 2008

  • Features Article: The Regional Initiatives
  • Publications:
    European Energy Regulators 2007 Annual Report
    The Regional Initiatives Annual Report, Feb. 2008
    ERI Coherence and Convergence - a Conclusions Paper and a Summary of Responses
    GRI Coherence and Convergence - Evaluation of comments

January / February 2008

  • Features Article: How to improve the Commission's 3rd package and create an effective EU Agency in the consumer's interest
  • Publications: Work Programme 2008/Reports and Position Papers including Comments on 3rd package and Response to EFET's Proposal for a RSO
  • Press Release and Fact Sheet on 3rd package and EU Agency
  • Region in the spotlight: France-UK-Ireland electricity REM

December 2007

  • Feature Article: ERGEG Assessment of the Development of the European Energy Market 2007
  • Publications: Public Consultations/Reports including the National Report for each EU Member State on the functioning of electricity and gas markets/Press Release
  • Region in the spotlight: Harmonising transparency in the Central-West electricity region

November 2007

  • Feature Article: Smart Metering
  • Publications: Position papers/Public Consultations/Report
  • Region in the spotlight: Single Electricity Market for the island of Ireland

October 2007

  • Feature Article: Better transparency needed for competition in electricity and gas markets to develop
  • Publications: Press release/Documents/13th Madrid Forum and Public Consultations
  • Region in the spotlight: Convergence of the 3 gas regions of the Gas Regional Initiatives

September 2007

  • Feature Article: ERGEG backs to the Commission’s 3rd package proposal – but not without some hesitation on details
  • Publications: Press release/Documents/14th Florence Forum and Public Consultations
  • Region in the spotlight: South-West electricity REM

June 2007

  • Feature Article: ERGEG’s advice to the European Commission on 3rd package of energy legislation
  • Publications: End-user price regulation (status review) and 3 public consultation documents
  • Region in the spotlight: Central West Electricity REM