New impetus for internal market: Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators takes up operations in Slovenia


Günther Oettinger said: "It is our priority to remove all barriers to the internal energy market so that energy can flow freely everywhere in the EU. The single European energy market must become a reality for all businesses and consumers by 2014."

Energy Commissioner Oettinger and Prime Minister of Slovenia Borut Pahor will inaugurate tomorrow the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. ACER will help removing technical obstacles to cross-border energy trade, will coordinate activities of national energy regulators and will help solving possible conflicts between them. This will help increasing competition, ensuring fair prices for both consumers and companies. The opening of the agency coincides with the coming into force of the third energy package on internal market.

The New Governance for the Internal Energy Market and ACER [SPEECH/11/145, 03/03/2011]

The Importance of ACER for the Internal Energy Market [SPEECH/11/144, 03/03/2011]

Press release [IP/11/246, 02/03/2011]

Questions & Answers [MEMO/11/125, 02/03/2011]

Slides presentation "The entry into force of the EU third energy package"