The new Electricity Package

On 15 December 2022, the Energy Community Ministerial Council adopted Decision 2022/03/MC-EnC on the incorporation of the European Union’s electricity market acquis in the Energy Community together with Procedural Act 20221/01/MC-EnC on fostering regional energy market integration in the Energy Community. As a result, the Contracting Parties obliged themselves to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the new provisions by 31 December 2023.

The adopted electricity package enables full market integration of Energy Community Contracting Parties into the single European market for electricity, based on the principle of reciprocity. Encompassing nine acts, the package aims at making the markets fit to deliver on cost-efficient clean energy transition while ensuring secure and affordable electricity supply to the citizens. 

Below you can find an overall roadmap of the electricity package for the next three years, followed by specific roadmaps on each legal act highlighting the most important provisions and related deadlines.

Electricity package roadmap

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Implementation steps

The Energy Community Secretariat supports the Contracting Parties on their path towards the full transposition and implementation of the package. It is also the Secretariat's task to monitor and report about the achievements.

List of national legal monopoly for day-ahead and intraday trading service

CACM Regulation requires the Contracting Parties to ensure that one or more ‘nominated electricity market operator’ (NEMOs) are designated to perform the single day-ahead and/or intraday coupling by 15 June 2023, for which purpose, domestic and non-domestic market operators may be invited to apply to be designated as a NEMO.

If at the time of entry into force of CACM Regulation, namely on 15 December 2022, the national law expressly provided that no more than one entity within the Contracting Party can carry out day-ahead and intraday trading services, Contracting Parties must have notified the Secretariat by 15 February 2023. Only in case of timely notification, the Contracting Parties may refuse the designation of more than one NEMO per bidding zone.

The Secretariat published a list reflecting information notified by the Contracting Parties in this respect and will follow-up with further updates on the implementation of the Electricity Package.

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