The EU's internal electricity market was the focus of the meeting of the Electricity Regulatory Forum in Florence on 17-18 May 2017. Representatives of the European Commission, national governments and regulatory authorities, transmission system operators and electricity industry organisations discussed how to further enhance the EU's internal electricity market with a view to achieving the clean energy transition. Much of the discussion centred on the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package of proposals, published by the Commission in November 2016.
During the meeting, several of the Commission's clean energy proposals were discussed, including those for a revised Renewable Energy Directive (including higher renewable energy targets for EU countries), for a new Regulation on risk-preparedness (to agree on common rules to mitigate crisis situations), and for a revised Electricity Directive and a revised Electricity Regulation. The participants also considered electricity market developments in the Energy Community and hear a presentation on the changes and challenges in the Nordic countries' power system.