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Consultation on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply

Consultation on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply

Results

In its Energy Union Strategy, the Commission announced its intention to propose new legislation on electricity security of supply in 2016, as part of a broader set of initiatives to reform the EU framework governing electricity markets.

The Communication launching the public consultation process on a new energy market design (COM(2015)340) opened the debate on how to reform markets to ensure that they are suitable for an interconnected EU-wide electricity market, provide clear price signals for new investments and facilitate the further development of renewables, promote regional cooperation and coordination, and provide a truly European dimension to security of electricity supply.

As a complement to it, the consultation on risk preparedness raised targeted questions relating to security of electricity supply, in particular on how Member States should prepare themselves and co-operate with others, with a view to identify and manage risks relating to security of electricity supply.

We received 75 replies in total, mostly coming from companies (39%) active in the field of generation (both from conventional and renewable sources), transmission, distribution and/or supply, as well as from associations and relevant EU bodies (including ENTSO-E and ACER; 37%). A total of 11 EU Member States replied. From outside the European Union, Norway and the International Energy Agency contributed.

A large majority of respondents is in favour of requiring Member States to draw up risk preparedness plans, covering results of risk assessments, preventive measures as well as measures to be taken in crisis situations. Whilst acknowledging the need for a common approach and more regional co-operation, a significant number of stakeholders also state that there should be sufficient room for tailor-made, national responses to security of supply concerns, as there are substantial differences between national electricity systems. 

Summary

Power point presentation

List of respondents

Replies

Target group(s)

EU and Member State authorities, energy market participants and their associations, energy consumers, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders.

Consultation period

15 July 2015 to 9 October 2015

Contact details

Responsible services: ENER.B.4 Security of supply

E-mail: ener-electricity-sos@ec.europa.eu

Postal address:

European Commission, DG Energy - ENER.B.4 Security of supply, office DM 24 06/110, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium

Objective of the consultation

In its Energy Union Strategy, the Commission announced its intention to propose new legislation on electricity security of supply in 2016, as part of a broader set of initiatives to reform the EU framework governing electricity markets.

The public consultation on a new energy market design  raises some questions related to security of electricity supply. This questionnaire complements the foregoing consultation, by looking in particular at the role of national authorities in preventing and managing risks related to the security of electricity supply, and at how to improve their cooperation in a cross-border context.

Stakeholders are invited to reply to the both consultations.

How to submit your contribution

View the consultation document

You are invited to reply to this consultation document by using the link to the survey on DG ENER's consultation webpage or via EU Survey. Always use this questionnaire even if also other documents are submitted.

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by Thursday 8 October 2015 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet, unless a confidentiality claim has been made on reasonable grounds. Non-registered organisation responses will be published separately.

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In the interest of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by in the Interest Representative register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.