Licensing/ Competition Committee

Background

The Licensing/Competition Committee was one of the main technical bodies of ERRA that met regularly and discussed emerging issues facing regulators. The purpose of the establishment of the committee was to bring together staff persons of ERRA member organizations directly involved in licensing and competition, in order to compare and review various licensing and competition regulatory practices of ERRA members.

Members of the Committee discussed and presented papers on licensing/competition issues that energy regulatory authorities faced in their daily practice, topics included:

  • the decision making process of regulators,
  • license enforcement,
  • market monitoring,
  • cross border capacity allocation,
  • supplier of last resort, security of supply,
  • third party access,
  • public service obligations regarding electricity distribution activity,
  • market operators (regulatory oversight),
  • ancillary services, demand response, etc.

The Committee ceased its operation in 2020.


Materials

Papers prepared by the Licensing/ Competition Committee:

E-Mobility: Current Status, Plans and Related Regulatory Issues 2020

The Internal Survey Results “E-Mobility: Current Status, Plans and Related Regulatory Issues”  was prepared based on information collected from 15 ERRA Licensing and Competition Committee members.

Contributions by dr. Gábor SZÖRÉNYI, former ERRA Chairman, former ERRA General Secretary

 

Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plants: Issues and Applications   2016

Position Paper to assist the ERRA Licensing and Competition Committee.

Prepared by: István TÁCZI – Intern, ERRA

   

   
Overview of the Energy Storage Possibilities to Support the Electrical Power System   2016

Position Paper to assist the ERRA Licensing and Competition Committee.

Prepared by: István TÁCZI – Intern, ERRA

   

   
System Effects of Intermittent Renewable Generators (Wind, Solar) – Balancing   2016

Position Paper to assist the ERRA Licensing and Competition Committee.

Prepared by: István TÁCZI – Intern, ERRA

   

Smart Metering: Cost Benefit Analysis of Potential Dissemination and Results of Pilot Projects    2016

Position Paper to assist the ERRA Licensing and Competition Committee.

Prepared by: István TÁCZI – Intern, ERRA

   

Benchmark Analysis: Ancillary Services and Balancing Markets

    2016

This Benchmarking Analysis aims to provide information on the different market models, procurement methods and cost elements of ancillary service – and balancing markets in operation in different ERRA member countries, thus it could provide good orientation for all ERRA members.

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA) prepared a questionnaire for this purpose and it was sent to all ERRA Members. By the end of 2015, 12 member states responded (including HEA).

Prepared by:
Péter TILESCH – Head of Department of Electricity Licensing and Price Regulation Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)
Dániel SZENDY – Specialist of Licensing and Regulation of System Operation, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)

   

Regulatory Practices Supporting Deployment of Renewable Generators through Enhanced Network Connection

  2013

The present report of the Issue Paper includes the draft version of the theoretic discussion part of the four key issues raised by the call: Determination of the maximum connectable intermittent capacity to the system; Queue management; Connection tariff methodology for RES-E generators and the Regulatory incentives to connect RES-E. With the structure of the report we follow the same order as we start from the TSO focused areas and finish with the more DSO related topic.

It contains four case studies on the present practices of the selected four countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Hungary and Turkey.

Prepared by: Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)

   

Regulatory Aspects of Smart Metering   2011

KEMA was commissioned by NARUC/ERRA to assist ERRA’s Licensing/Competition Committee by providing insight into the key aspects of smart metering, taking a closer look at the fundamental characteristics of smart metering, the potential benefits and barriers of its implementation and the issues related to deploying smart metering in a market environment. With respect to the latter, the objective is also to highlight the major key drivers and success factors for smart metering deployment as well as to look at the role of regulation for a successful smart metering deployment.

Authors: David BALMERT and Dr. Konstantin PETROV – KEMA International B.V.

   

 

For more Issue Papers of the Licensing/ Competition Committee please go to the E-Library.