Secretariat congratulates Ukraine on adoption of Energy Regulator Law
The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law on the Regulator aimed at transposing the relevant requirements of the Third Energy Package on 22 September 2016. The law was adopted by 250 votes in favour, 29 against, with 41 abstentions.
The 11th Gas Forum urges for a swift unbundling of transmission system operators
The Energy Community gas week in Ljubljana from 21-23 September gathered more than 150 participants in a series of meetings, concluding with the 11th Gas Forum. The Energy Community has established itself the international gas market scene. Keynote speakers from think tanks and supplying countries took part in discussing what the role gas will have in the future energy mix, where the supplies will come from and where the Energy Community stands in terms of market functioning.
Secretariat concerned unbundling of Naftogaz is at risk
By an amendment to the charter of Naftogaz, the Ukrainian gas incumbent’s shareholder, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, assumed direct control over the current transmission system operator of the country, Ukrtransgaz.
Independence of Moldova’s energy regulator at risk, Secretariat’s study concludes
The Energy Community Secretariat has completed a comprehensive review of the independence and performance of ANRE, the national regulatory authority of Moldova. The review followed a request by the country’s Prime Minister and Speaker of the Parliament, and it represents an important step in ANRE’s ongoing development and alignment with European standards. A report containing the review’s key findings and recommendations was published today and sent to the major stakeholders in Moldova.
Italian energy regulator joins Western Balkan 6 day-ahead market integration and cross-border balancing initiative
By its signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Regional Electricity Market Development, developed in the context of the Western Balkan 6 Initiative, the Italian national energy regulator, Autoritá per l’energia elettrica, il gas e il sistema idrico, has declared its commitment and interest to participate in the development of a common electricity market in South East Europe. The MoU primarily targets day-ahead market integration and cross-border balancing in the electricity sector but is also open to further areas of cooperation in the future.