Written by Gregor Erbach (3rd edition, updated on 8.2.2019),
On 30 November 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector. This proposal addresses shortcomings in the existing legislation, notably a lack of regional coordination, and differing national rules and procedures. It would replace the existing legislation, and establish common rules on crisis prevention and crisis management in the electricity sector. Regional interdependencies would be taken into account in the preparation of national risk-preparedness plans and in managing crisis situations. The proposed regulation would enhance transparency by requiring an ex-post evaluation of crisis situations.
In the European Parliament, the proposal was referred to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), which adopted its report in February 2018. In November 2018, Council and Parliament reached an agreement in trilogue negotiations. The ITRE committee approved the text on 23 January 2019 and it needs now to be voted in plenary.
|Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC|
|Committee responsible:||Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)||
procedure ref.: 2016/0377(COD)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Co-rapporteurs:||Flavio Zanonato (S&D, Italy)|
|Luděk Niedermayer (EPP, Czech Republic)
Ashley Fox (ECR, United Kingdom)
Angelika Mlinar (ALDE, Austria)
Xabier Benito Ziluaga (GUE/NGL, Spain)
Rebecca Harms (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Rolandas Paksas (EFDD, Lithuania)
Barbara Kappel (ENF, Austria)
|Next steps expected:||First-reading vote in plenary|