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New rules for the Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators (ACER) [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Gregor Erbach (1st edition),

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On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal for a regulation on the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), as part of the ‘clean energy for all Europeans’ legislative package. The proposed regulation recasts the legislation establishing the agency (Regulation (EC) No 713/2009), adapting it to changes in the energy markets and addressing the need for enhanced regional cooperation. It gives ACER a stronger role in the development of network codes and the coordination of regional decision-making. It furthermore assigns it a number of new tasks related to the regional operational centres that are to be established, the supervision of nominated electricity market operators and the assessment of generation adequacy and risk preparedness.

The proposal has been referred to the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).


Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (recast)
Committee responsible:


Shadow rapporteurs:








Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Morten Helveg Petersen (ALDE, Denmark)

Herbert Reul (EPP, Germany)

Miroslav Poche (S&D, Czech Republic)

Hans-Olaf Henkel (ECR, Germany)

Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL, Cyprus)

Davor Škrlec (Greens/EFA, Croatia)

Rolandas Paksas (EFDD, Lithuania)

Barbara Kappel (ENF, Austria

COM(2016) 863


2016/0378 (COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)


Next steps expected: Initial discussions in committee

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