The EU's internal electricity market will be the focus of the latest meeting of the Electricity Regulatory Forum, held in Florence on 17-18 May. Representatives of the European Commission, national governments and regulatory authorities, transmission system operators and electricity industry organisations will discuss how to further enhance the EU's internal electricity market with a view to achieving the clean energy transition. Much of the discussion will centre 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 will be 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 will also consider electricity market developments in the Energy Community and hear a presentation on the changes and challenges in the Nordic countries' power system.