CEER Publishes its Report on Regulatory Frameworks for European Energy Networks 2019
28 January 2020
On 28 January, CEER publishes its latest edition of the CEER Report on Regulatory Frameworks for European Energy Networks. This CEER report analyses different regulatory systems of electricity and gas networks (at the TSO and DSO level) in most individual EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway. It provides a general overview of the regulatory practices in place, the calculation of a rate of return, the determination of the regulatory asset base (RAB) and the depreciation of assets in the different regulatory systems.
The report consists of a brief description of the national regulatory frameworks in the surveyed countries, after which the results of the questionnaire to CEER National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) is addressed.
Some of the main conclusions of the 2019 Regulatory Frameworks Report are:
• For the method of asset valuation, the WACC is the preferred method by many NRAs;
• For the RAB, there are some variations among the surveyed NRAs. However, almost all NRAs include fixed assets in the RAB and more than half of the NRAs do not include working capital in the RAB; and
• Straight line depreciation is applied by most NRAs for gas and electricity regulation, but the NRAs use different depreciation values.
Please read the full report here.
The report is accompanied by several separate documents, the summary document, the Annex 3 with extensive tables and a new addition this year and the Annex 4 which contains more detailed descriptions of the regulatory regimes in four countries. For the 2020 edition, more countries are expected to be added to this latter annex.