Ref. Ref: C17-EQS-80-03, 18 October 2017 This report provides an overview of power losses (transmission and distribution) on electrical grids – the levels of losses, how they are defined, calculated and valued across 27 European countries. It is packed with key quality data such as the amount of technical and non-technical losses, losses in transmission and distribution systems, and procurement of losses. It includes case studies on the regulatory treatment of losses (e.g. the procurement of energy to cover power losses and compensations, incentives to network operators). The impact of smart meters and distributed generation on network losses is also addressed. Reducing power losses contributes to greater energy efficiency and security of supply and is an important goal, not least because the costs of power losses are often passed on to consumers. This report contains a set of recommendations for good practices that could be adopted so as to better benchmark and reduce technical and non-technical losses. CEER’s findings and recommendations are based on the results of questionnaires sent to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and stakeholders.
REf. C16-DS29-03, 14 March 2017 CEER’s Conclusions Paper on ‘The Future Role of DSOs’ committed to carrying out further work on developing a regulatory toolbox for NRAs, as proposed in Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (the Agency) Bridge to 2025 paper. The toolbox is to be a means to establish regulatory guidelines on the DSOs’ role in non-core DSO activities. The extent of DSOs’ involvement in flexibility is one such activity. The purpose of this consultation paper is to explore the use of flexibility services at the distribution level of the electricity network and gather views from respondents on the following key areas: • the DSOs’ role in accessing such services and facilitating an environment for the provision of flexibility; and • the regulatory framework, including tools and principles to facilitate flexibility use at the distribution level. The responses to this paper will be used as input when developing high-level guideline principles for NRAs, (i.e. the regulatory toolbox), to facilitate flexibility use at distribution level, to deliver benefits to consumers. Read more … Citizens’ Q&A
Ref. C16-SDE-56-03, 11 April 2017 The purpose of this CEER Status Review publication is to provide comparable data on RES support schemes in Europe, in order to provide information to policy-makers, regulators and market participants. The report includes information on the coverage and cost of the support schemes in Member States and on a weighted average basis across Europe, including support costs for 2015. While renewables bring benefits, regulators point out that RES support schemes, where needed, should be designed efficiently, and RES should integrate more into the wholesale market. This document C16-SDE-56-03 forms the latest update to the regular CEER Status Review of Renewable Energy Support Schemes in Europe and builds on the previous CEER reports C10-SDE-19-04a, C12-SDE-33-03 and C14-SDE-44-03. Read more … Citizens’ Q&A, and the related Press Release (PR17-02)
Ref. C16-DS-27-03, 23 January 2017 This document sets out CEER Guidelines of Good Practice, which will aid National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs’) in their future design of distribution tariffs. It also provides a CEER common position, which will help to contribute to the debate in an area of core NRAs’ competency. Read more … Citizens’ Q&A