European Commission publishes Summer Package!
On 15 July, the European Commission published an extensive 'summer package', proposing a new deal for energy consumers, a redesign of electricity market and a revision of energy label for more clarity. The package includes major publications such as the Communication on Energy Consumers, on a New Energy Market Design, a proposal for a new Regulation on energy labelling, a staff working document on on renewable self-consumption. 2 Public Consultations have been opened - on Energy Market Design and on security of electricity supply that will run until 8 October - GEODE will prepare replies with experts across Europe!
New Presidency of the European Council: Luxembourg
On 1st of July Luxembourg took over the Presidency of the European Council. Its programme is presented to the European Parliament on 8 July, setting out the priorities for the second half of 2015. In terms of energy policy, the Presidency's focus is on bringing forward the Energy Union, on how to design the future single electricity market across Europe and how to make the best use of innovation, research and technologies for the energy transition.
Cross-Border Committee adopts Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connections of Generators!
On 26 July, the Cross-Boarder adopted unanimously the RfG Network Code. This final version will now be translated into all official EU languages which is expected to be done by September. The adopted NC should enter into force by the end of 2015.
GEODE Press Release on Commission Communications - on Consumers & on Market Design!
Creating the Energy Union was announced last February to be this Commission’s top priority over the coming years. To achieve this goal the Commission has published these two major pieces of work setting out challenges to be tackled and actions to be taken when designing the new energy market and putting the benefits consumers can gain at its centre. GEODE welcomes the new publications and supports the main principles set out in the Communications.
GEODE Position Paper "Electricity Market Design and Capacity Mechanisms in Europe"
With this new paper GEODE is bringing forward its view on the new Electricity Market Design, already delivering input to the upcoming Consultative-Communication the European Commission is going to launch on 15 July! “Markets and not governmental actions are the solution” to balance the supply of and demand for capacity and energy”, says GEODE Chairman Reinhard Brehmer.
GEODE Leaflet "DSOs working closer to the Customer"
The new GEODE Leaflet is a useful and compact marketing tool presenting the vital role of electricity and gas distribution grids for the energy system and hence for society as such - in particular in a smart grids environment. It also shows how local energy distributors are best positioned to cover local needs working closer to the customer. European gas and electricity networks will not become smart and the energy transition will not happen without energy distributors’ involvement!
GEODE Autumn Seminar - Berlin, 22 September 2015
For further information and registration please go here
GEODE Working Groups
FUTURE OF GAS, Holsted, 11 August 2015
SMART GRIDS, Hamburg, 9 September 2015
REGULATION, Brussels, 21 October 2015
GEODE Board Meeting
Berlin, 21 September 2015
GEODE meets Sweden!
Stockholm, 16 September 2015
GEODE 3rd Workshop on Electricity Network Codes
Brussels, 7 October 2015