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September 2023 Newsletter 

Autumn activities have kicked off nicely with the publication of three CEER reports, including the ACER-CEER Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume of the Market Monitoring Report (MMR). We have also organised two online events, one jointly with ACER to present the MMR and another to gather feedback on the CEER-ECRB 7th Benchmarking Report on Quality of Supply. Finally, we are happy to announce that we have set the date for the 2023 CEER Annual Conference! More information will be provided soon. In the meantime, make sure you save the date on 30 November!
Stakeholders confirm many of CEER 7th Benchmarking Report recommendations
Clockwise from left to right: Fernando Dominguez (EU DSO Entity), Ognjen Radović (CEER), Niels Van Nuffel (CEDEC/Fluvius), Michael Westermann (CEER), Olivier Arrivé (ENTSO-E/RTE)
On 15 September, CEER and the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) held a second webinar to gather feedback on the 7th Benchmarking Report on the Quality of Electricity and Gas Supply.

Participating stakeholders confirmed many of the recommendations in the report and adding it is helping them consider how to improve quality of supply. Representatives of CEDEC, ENTSO-E gave feedback from the DSO and TSO perspectives and commented that continuity and quality of supply is an area of cooperation between system operators. The EU DSO Entity said that a key take away is the need to educate consumers on voltage issues to minimise risks and to help them take more informed decisions. CEER Distribution Systems WG Chair Veli-Pekka Saajo gave the webinar introduction and CEER Deputy Secretary General Martina Schusterová gave the closing.

The 7.1 update of the report is planned to be released in early 2025.
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ACER-CEER Webinar on Consumer/Retail Market Monitoring Report 2023
On 14 September, CEER and the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) held a webinar on their 2023 Market Monitoring Report – Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume.

Jana Haasová, CEER Vice President, opened the webinar highlighting the key take-aways from the report. Closing the webinar, Natalie McCoy, Customers and Retail Markets Working Group Co-Chair, said that more data is required to support sustainable and nation-wide solutions.
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CEER and ACER published the Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume of 2023 Market Monitoring Report (MMR). The report provides a series of recommendations, including a list of possible targeted support measures that Member States could opt for in the future.
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The document puts forward a set of 11 recommendations for better marketing practices related to green energy contracts, also considering the relationship between the primary green disclosure system used in the industry (Guarantees of Origin) and renewable energy support schemes.
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The publication collects comparable data on support for electricity from RES in Europe by technology and type of instrument. It provides policymakers, regulators and industry participants with key information to inform and improve future support scheme designs, thereby reducing costs for consumers.
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External Events
CEER at the first High-Level Electricity Grids Forum
On 7 September, CEER President Annegret Groebel participated in the first High-Level Electricity Grids Forum hosted by ENTSO-E under the patronage of the European Commission. The discussions focused on raising awareness about the grids’ crucial role in accelerating the energy transition and providing targeted input into the ongoing EU-level policy discussions. Speaking at the session “How can regulation best incentivise the efficient deployment of grid capacity,” developed in collaboration with CEER and ACER, Ms Groebel noted that one of the most important incentives for investment is a predictable regulatory framework.
CEER President at the IRENA Innovation Week 2023
On 25 September, CEER President Annegret Groebel participated in International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Innovation Week 2023 in Bonn, Germany. Ms Groebel gave regulators’ perspective at the session focusing on “Power Systems of the Future: Infrastructure Requirements for Widespread Electrification.” 
Upcoming Events
CEER Annual Conference 2023

Make sure to save the date for the CEER Annual Conference 2023!

30 November 2023, 14:00 – 18:30
SPARKS, Rue Ravenstein 60, 1000 Brussels

High-level speakers from energy regulators, European institutions, industry associations, consumer organisations, and others will be joining the discussions.

Agenda and registration details will be available soon 
15th Citizens’ Energy Forum (Dublin Forum)
The 15th Citizens’ Energy Forum will focus on middle- and low-income consumers and on solutions that they can access or put in place. CEER will be actively participating in the on-site sessions and discussions.
More information here
CEER Training Academy
Our training programmes focus on the current challenges that energy regulators are facing, covering the latest developments and new frameworks in the energy sector.
CEER-EFET Training on European Wholesale Electricity and Gas Market Trading
The course will cover:
  • Electricity markets: clear understanding of price
    formation and trading in short and forward timeframes in the wholesale electricity market;
  • Gas markets: trading in the wholesale gas market, including LNG transactions and challenges; and
  • Trading simulations: a hands-on experience of energy trading.
Register here
The 2023 CEER Training Academy calendar is available now!
Wide-ranging topics will be covered to deliver high-quality courses on the practice of regulation and job-related skills for regulatory staff. Certain courses will be open to the public so that the participation of non-regulators will be welcomed in those courses.
Access the training calendar

If you are a staff member of a regulatory authority, click here to discover our full training programme, which includes a wide variety of courses that deliver job-related skills across all levels, from introductory to advanced. 

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