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July- August 2023 Newsletter 

Summer has been exciting and productive for CEER. First our representatives carried out various activities and training sessions with the Eastern Partnership countries through our EU4Energy programme. CEER members then joined energy regulators from all corners of the globe at the WFER VIII in Peru to share their expertise on crucial regulatory matters. Throughout July and August, we also released four publications, including our report on electric vehicles and the biannual “What Regulators Stood For” paper. Two upcoming webinars are scheduled which will revolve around our flagship reports, namely the Market Monitoring Report and the 7th Benchmarking Report on Quality of Supply. We look forward to welcoming energy stakeholders to these informative and forward-looking sessions to kick off the month of September. Finally, we have two trainings open to the public this autumn, including one on “Regulation of Energy Communities and New Business Models in the Energy Sector”. Register now!
CEER at the 8th World Forum on Energy Regulation
The 8th World Forum on Energy Regulation (WFER VIII) took place in Lima, Peru from 22-25 August. This year, key players in the energy industry, high-level decision-makers, academics, and regulators came together to discuss energy regulation under the overarching theme “The Energy Transformation Challenge: competitiveness and sustainability of energy markets, opportunities and achievements”.

CEER representatives were actively involved and contributed to trainings and various panel discussion sessions hosted at WFER VIII. On the opening day,  President Annegret Groebel and Vice President Pedro Verdelho contributed to the training sessions on “The independence of regulatory authorities” and “Market integration of renewable energies” respectively. During the following days, CEER representatives presented and shared their expertise on various sessions tackling topics such as innovation, disruptive technologies, empowering consumers, energy poverty, cross-border integration, electric vehicles and the energy transition. 

As the WFER unfolded, CEER President Annegret Groebel was re-elected for a second term as Vice Chair of the International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER). Another important election took place in Lima for the two new Vice Chairs for the ICER Women in Energy (WIE) initiative. The WIE leadership now consists of Chair Andrea Lenauer (E-Control) and Vice Chairs Erin Hammel (NARUC) and Nadia Horstmann (BNetzA).  

Finally, the host of the WFER IX was confirmed. We look forward to the World Forum taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2026.
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CEER presents report on electro mobility at EV Charging Infrastructure UK 2023 event
On 8 August, Guillaume Bullier (CRE) presented CEER’s newly released report on electromobility at the EV Charging Infrastructure UK 2023. The event addressed key topics such as charging infrastructure, industry forecasts, policies and plans for cities and network development, upcoming regulations, and industry standards for developing intelligent infrastructures.
The paper offers a summary of where energy regulators’ priorities and focus were in the first half of 2023 and points to key trends that emerged during that period. The aim is to provide an overview of our work but also to encourage readers to look into some of our recent reports more closely.
Download the report.
This document has been designed for communication and PR specialists of national energy regulatory authorities (NRAs) of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, as well as journalists.
Download the guide.
This report presents an overview of the development of electric mobility and the main issues for national regulatory authorities regarding the deployment of recharging infrastructure, integration of electric mobility into energy systems, and consumer issues. It sets out courses of action for national regulators to ensure the sustainable development of electric mobility in line with European objectives.
Download the report.
The aim of this annual publication is to assess the functioning of national energy retail markets in order to drive competition, improve market functioning and promote better and more affordable market offers for electricity and gas consumers.
Download the report.
Upcoming Events
ACER-CEER Webinar on Consumer/Retail Market Monitoring Report 2023

Online, 14 September 2023
CEER and the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) will hold a webinar to present the main findings and recommendations of the 2023 ACER-CEER Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume of the Market Monitoring Report, to be published on 5 September. 
More information and registration here.
CEER-ECRB webinar on the 7th Benchmarking Report on Quality of Supply

Online, 15 September 2023
CEER and the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) are holding a webinar to gather feedback from energy stakeholders and the audience on the 7th Benchmarking Report on the Quality of Electricity and Gas Supply, released in December 2022. This follows a first webinar that presented the report in February.
Get more information and register here.
Training for public relations specialists from ministries and NRAs

On 13-14 July, CEER welcomed public relations specialists from ministries and energy national regulatory authorities, as well as journalists working on energy-related topics from the Eastern Partnership countries to a two-day training in Batumi, Georgia.
Read the press release
Regional training on energy markets for Eastern Partnership Countries

On 27 July, CEER and the Energy Community Secretariat welcomed parliamentary employees from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine to enhance their knowledge of structured electricity and gas markets within the European Union.
Read more about the EU4Energy programme
English training courses for high-level officials in Armenia

on 21 August, CEER organised English language trainings for high-level officials of the Public Services Regulatory Commission in Armenia, conducted by the British Council Armenia.  The aim of the training was to improve participants’ English language capacities. Participants also received a certificate for completing the 60-hour training.
Ozzy the Hamster do-it-yourself kit

This DIY kit allows the user to learn about more practical applications of knowledge shared by Ozzy. The Ozzy the Hamster campaign (part of EU4Energy’s focus on youth) focuses on increasing the younger generations’ understanding of renewable energy sources and the importance of using clean energy for the future of our planet.
Download the do-it-yourself kit.
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.
Regulation of Energy Communities and New
Business Models in the Energy Sector
The course, aimed at regulators and people working in or with energy communities, will cover:
  • The goals of energy communities and how they work;
  • The challenges of implementing energy communities into the regulatory framework; and
  • Practical examples of the successful implementation of energy communities in different countries and regions.
Register here
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. 
CEER summer campaign
This summer, CEER invited its experts to briefly talk about the reports that were published during the first half of 2023. Four CEER papers on the topics of Ownership of Storage Facilities in the Electrical Distribution System, Alternative Connection Agreements, Tendering Procedures for Renewable Energy Sources in Europe, and Regulatory Frameworks for European Energy Networks 2022 are presented in a series of short videos.
Watch the videos here

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