A comprehensive online library bringing together resources on various regulatory issues from technical issue papers, benchmarking reports, sector analysis and podcasts produced by ERRA and its partner organisations.
ERRA Renewable Committee's survey: E-Mobility: Status Update, Plans and Related Regulatory Issues. The recent increase in energy costs increases the need for smart integration of EVs into power grids to lower the cost for EV users and service providers. EVs have been on the radar of energy regulators for quite some time, that is why ERRA regularly monitors developments with regards to e-mobility regulations among its members. The internal survey results on E-mobility, prepared based on information collected from 17 ERRA Renewable Committee Members.
Review and executive summary by Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP).
The ERRA Customer Protection Working Group issued a Benchmarking Analysis on Mitigating Impacts of Pandemic and High Energy Prices in the Period 2019 – 2022 Q1, focusing on measures and approaches applied in 14 ERRA Member countries.
The report comprises 6 chapters which explore various regulatory and policy responses to pandemic recovery-driven market and supply chain shocks as well as the early stage of the crisis in the energy sector. As there is no “one size fits all” solution for the crisis, participating ERRA Members used different mitigating methods and measures to protect their market health and consumers. The report also draws some conclusions for electricity and natural gas retail markets.
Accommodating an increased share of electricity generated from renewable resources on the one hand, and more active consumers on the other hand, puts pressure on the electric grids in the EU and requires the system to become more flexible. Demand-side flexibility can be cheaper than investments in the transmission or distribution networks, and including it in the system increases the reliability and resilience of the grid. In the European Union, the EU Directive 2019/944 formalizes the role of Demand Response in the electric system, and gives the opportunity for a new entity, the Independent Aggregator, to pool together the resources of multiple end-users and participate with them in the markets. This report examined the progress of explicit Demand Response for small end-users across 26 EU Member States, and the status of Independent Aggregators as of the end of 2021. Through a survey, expert interviews, and desk research, it found that the engagement of small end-users in explicit Demand Response has increased in most of the Member States since the previous report. Even though the first step towards making explicit Demand Response available to end-users is through their supplier, which is the case in 22 EU Member States, independent aggregation is recognized by the national legislation in 19 cases, of which in 7 countries independent aggregators of small end-users also exist and operate.
The Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) of Türkiye has given a worthwhile example of how to adapt regulatory duties to the changing energy landscape. The newly created Energy Transition department, tackles issues such as electric vehicles charging services, digital transformation, R&D and innovation, complementary markets as well as alternative fuels. Read the interview with Mr. Zafer Korkulu, head of the new department, to know more about the creation, synergies with other units at EMRA and first key tasks of the department.
ERRA continues to update its concise Glossary of energy sector terms specific to the energy regulatory community. Great stuff for entry level regulators!
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive, reliable datasets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. Renewable Energy Statistics 2022 provides datasets on power-generation capacity for 2012-2021, actual power generation for 2012-2020 and renewable energy balances for over 150 countries and areas for 2019-2020.
The yearbook also includes statistics on investments in renewables, compiled from the OECD-DAC database and 20 major multi-lateral, bilateral and national development financial institutions, spanning 2011-2020. The investment data is presented in millions of United States dollars (USD million) at 2020 prices.
The remainder of this article first describes the key features of an efficient short-term wholesale market design: a multisettlement locational marginal pricing (LMP) market with an automatic local market power mitigation (LMPM) mechanism, which is the standard market design for all shortterm markets in the United States.The second half of the article describes a new long-term resource adequacy mechanism for the efficient short-term market design for an electricity supply industry with a large share of zero-marginal-cost, intermittent renewables.
Energy regulatory cooperation takes various shapes and formats. Sometimes, subject to specific needs, ERRA regulators approach each other more directly than within the framework of the Association and establish bilateral contacts for knowledge exchange. The most recent example is given by the training cooperation between the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) and the Azerbaijan Energy Regulatory Agency (AERA). The story describes the cooperation and contains two interviews - with Dr Samir Akhundov, Chairman of the Board of AERA and with Mr. Pál Ságvári, Vice-President of MEKH for International Affairs.
This document provides an analysis for the smart meter questionnaire created by the ERRA Smart Meter Task Force. In total, 22 countries took part in the project and 19 replied to the questionnaire and the results provide some new comparisons on the role of smart meters in different countries’ electricity markets, leading us to identify recommendations and best-practice-examples towards this hot topic.
The questionnaire was targeting the smart meter deployment status together with related strategies & plans in different countries by addressing the following points:
The executive summary is provided by the Austrian Energy Agency.
It is a joint work of the ERRA Committees and the Working Group, including: the Electricity Markets and Economic Regulation Committee, the Renewable Energy Committeeand the Customer Protection Working Group.
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The paper comprises inputs by 17 organisations/countries and is targeting the deregulation of electricity markets by addressing the following questions:
The Survey was prepared by: Ms. Valentyna Dyatlovska, Deputy Head of the Strategic Development and International Coordination Department, National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, Ukraine and Mr. Levan Zakareishvili, Leading Specialist of Electricity Department, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, Georgia.
ERRA Renewable Energy Committee survey on the Regulatory Involvement in the Implementation of Different Renewable Technologies.
This report provides the key figures and results of the survey of 2021 and an overview of the regulators’ involvements, their strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, it analyses not only the existing tasks but also the roles regulatory authorities have or might have in the future regarding innovative technologies and services.
The paper comprises inputs by 22 organisations/countries and is targeting the current situation in individual countries by addressing the following questions:
The Survey was prepared by: dr. Katalin Véhmann, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary and Dr. Harald Proidl, Committee Chairman, E-control, Austria.
The second of two benchmarking reports on gas transmission topics by ERRA Natural Gas Markets and Economic Regulation Committee analyses the following:
The paper comprises inputs by 14 Members and was compiled by the Committee Chairs: