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2016/0377(COD) Risk-preparedness in the electricity sector

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ITRE ZANONATO Flavio (icon: S&D S&D) NIEDERMAYER Luděk (icon: PPE PPE), FOX Ashley (icon: ECR ECR), MLINAR Angelika (icon: ALDE ALDE), BENITO ZILUAGA Xabier (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), HARMS Rebecca (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), PAKSAS Rolandas (icon: EFDD EFDD), KAPPEL Barbara (icon: ENF ENF)
Committee Opinion ECON
Committee Opinion ENVI
Committee Opinion IMCO
Committee Legal Basis Opinion JURI LEBRETON Gilles (icon: ENF ENF)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 194-p2

Events

2019/07/30
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2019/06/14
   Final act published in Official Journal
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PURPOSE: to improve the security of electricity supply in crisis situations.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EU) 2019/941 of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC.

CONTENT: this Regulation lays down rules for cooperation between Member States with a view to preventing, preparing for and managing electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity. In a context of interlinked electricity markets and systems, electricity crisis prevention and management cannot be considered to be a purely national task.

The Risk Preparedness Regulation , the Regulation on the Electricity Market, the Directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation establishing a European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) are part of the Commission's broader set of initiatives entitled Clean Energy for All Europeans'. This package includes the Commission's main proposals for implementing the Energy Union.

Identification of regional electricity crisis scenarios

The Regulation establishes a common approach to the identification of risk scenarios in order to ensure the consistency of risk assessments in a way that builds confidence between Member States in the event of an electricity crisis

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), after consultation with relevant stakeholders, shall develop and update a common methodology for risk identification, in cooperation with the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Coordination Group for Electricity in its formation composed solely of representatives of the Member States. The ENTSO for Electricity shall propose the methodology and ACER shall approve it.

On the basis of the common methodology for risk identification, the ENTSO for Electricity should regularly draw up and update regional electricity crisis scenarios and identify the most relevant risks for each region such as extreme weather conditions, natural disasters, fuel shortages or malicious attacks.

Within four months of the identification of regional electricity crisis scenarios, the competent authority shall identify the most relevant national electricity crisis scenarios. Member States shall update national electricity crisis scenarios in principle every four years.

On the basis of regional and national electricity crisis scenarios, each Member State shall draw up a risk preparedness plan, including measures at national and regional level.

The Commission shall assess the risk preparedness plans with due regard to the views expressed by the Electricity Coordination Group.

Close coordination between Member States and all stakeholders and the availability of a model risk preparedness plan shall ensure that Member States' preparedness is as harmonised as possible. At the same time, sufficient flexibility shall be provided for Member States to take into account their specific circumstances.

Managing electricity crises

This Regulation requires the competent authority of that Member State shall, without undue delay, issue an early warning to the Commission, the competent authorities of the Member States within the same region and, where they are not in the same region, the competent authorities of the directly connected Member States. The competent authority concerned shall also provide information on the causes of the possible electricity crisis, on measures planned or taken to prevent an electricity crisis and on the possible need for assistance from other Member States.

Where a competent authority issues an early warning or declares an electricity crisis, the measures set out in the risk-preparedness plan shall be followed to the fullest extent possible.

Cooperation and assistance

The Regulation provides for the introduction of a clearly defined mechanism for assistance between Member States so that cross-border assistance can be provided quickly in the event of an electricity crisis.

Member States shall agree on provisions for fair compensation before assistance is provided. The Member State requesting assistance shall pay or ensure that this compensation is paid promptly to the Member State providing the assistance.

By 1 September 2025, the Commission shall, on the basis of the experience gained in the application of this Regulation, evaluate the possible means by which to enhance security of electricity supply at Union level and where necessary submit legislative proposals to amend this Regulation.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 4.7.2019.

2019/06/05
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2019/06/05
   CSL - Final act signed
2019/06/05
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2019/05/22
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2019/05/22
   CSL - Council Meeting
2019/03/26
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2019/03/26
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 558 votes to 75 with 31 abstentions a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC.

The proposed Regulation would establish rules for cooperation between Member States to prevent, manage and prepare for electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and taking full account of the requirements of a competitive internal electricity market.

The position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure has amended the Commission proposal as follows:

Methodology for identifying regional electricity crisis scenarios

No later than six months after the date of entry into force of the regulation, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) should submit to the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) a proposal for a methodology to identify the most relevant regional electricity crisis scenarios with regard to grid adequacy, system security and security of fuel supply.

Within two months of receipt of the proposed methodology, ACER should approve or amend it, after consultation with the Electricity Coordination Group in its formation composed solely of representatives of the Member States.

Within six months of the approval of the methodology, the ENTSO for Electricity would identify, on the basis of the methodology and in close cooperation with the Electricity Coordination Group, regional coordination centres, competent authorities and regulatory authorities, the most relevant electricity crisis scenarios for each region.

Within four months of the identification of the regional scenarios, the competent authority would identify the national electricity crisis scenarios.

Risk-preparedness plans

On the basis of these regional scenarios and national electricity crisis scenarios, each Member State should establish a risk-preparedness plan, including measures at national and regional level.

In order to ensure the consistency of risk-preparedness plans, the competent authorities should submit the draft plans for consultation to the competent authorities of the Member States concerned in the region before the adoption of their risk-preparedness plans and, where they are not located in the same region, to the competent authorities of the directly connected Member States, as well as to the electricity coordination group.

The risk preparedness plan would be developed in accordance with the model in the Annex to the Regulation.

Assessment by the Commission

Within four months of the notification by the competent authority of the adopted risk-preparedness plan, the Commission should carry out its assessment, taking due account of the views expressed by the Electricity Coordination Group.

The Commission, after consultation with the Electricity Coordination Group, would issue a non-binding opinion setting out the detailed reasons and submit it to the competent authority with a recommendation for a review of its risk-preparedness plan where, for example, the plan does not effectively mitigate the risks identified in the electricity crisis scenarios.

Within three months of receiving the Commission's opinion, the competent authority concerned should either notify the Commission of the amended risk preparedness plan or notify the Commission of the reasons why it opposes the recommendation.

Cooperation and assistance

The amended Regulation provides for the introduction of a clearly defined mechanism for assistance between Member States so that cross-border assistance can be provided quickly in the event of an electricity crisis.

Member States should agree on provisions for fair compensation before assistance is provided. The Member State requesting assistance should pay or ensure that this compensation is paid promptly to the Member State providing the assistance.

Documents
2019/03/25
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2019/03/07
   EP - Specific opinion
Documents
2019/02/13
   EP - LEBRETON Gilles (ENF) appointed as rapporteur in JURI
2019/01/23
   EP - Approval in committee of the text agreed at 1st reading interinstitutional negotiations
2018/12/05
   CSL - Coreper letter confirming interinstitutional agreement
2018/04/09
   FR_ASSEMBLY - Contribution
Documents
2018/02/26
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted the report by Flavio ZANONATO (S&D, IT) on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should amend the Commission proposal as follows.

Objective : the proposed Regulation lays down rules for the cooperation between Member States in view of preventing, preparing for and handling electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency, in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity and in line with the Union’s energy and climate objectives .

An 'electricity crisis ' shall mean a situation of significant electricity shortage or impossibility to deliver electricity to end-consumers, either existent or imminent, based on parameters defined in national and regional crisis scenarios.

Members considered that Member States should be required to identify concrete electricity crisis scenarios at the regional and national level and subsequently identify concrete measures to address such situations in their risk preparedness plans. That approach should ensure that all possible crisis situations are covered.

Risk assessments : the proposed Regulation requires Member States to ensure that all risks relating to the security of electricity supply are assessed. Members pointed out that security of electricity supply shall imply effective cooperation amongst relevant stakeholders , Member States and regional coordination centres, and the Commission with the Union’s other institutions and bodies, all within their respective areas of activity and competence.

Before submitting the proposed methodology , ENTSO-E shall conduct a consultation exercise involving at least the regional coordination centres, industry and consumer organisations, generators, the transmission system operators, the distribution system operators, the competent authorities, the national regulatory authorities, other national authorities and other relevant stakeholders.

Guidelines for prevention and handling : the Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators shall draft the Union-wide guidelines for the prevention and handling of crisis situations, identifying both market and non-market measures and system operational rules. In preparing the guidelines, the Agency should prioritize, as far as possible, the measures with the lowest impact on the environment.

These guidelines shall also include the principles governing compensation schemes and those for identifying protected customers .

Short-term adequacy assessments : whilst the risk preparedness proposal calls for European-wide and regional assessments of short-term risks, Members also pointed out that Member States also maintain the possibility to carry out their own assessments.

Preparation of risk preparedness plans : as long as the transmission system operators and the distribution system operators are ultimately responsible for the safety and reliability of the management of the network, the competent authorities shall explicitly involve them in the identification, preparation, management, monitoring and ex-post evaluation process.

Content of risk preparedness plans with regard to co-ordinated measures at regional level : the regional measures to be included in the plan shall be agreed upon by the competent authorities of the Member States in the region concerned, in consultation with the relevant coordination centres, before being incorporated into their national plans.

The draft Regulation proposes that, when the competent authorities concerned are not able to reach an agreement, the Commission may request the Agency to facilitate the conclusion of an agreement in consultation with ENTSO-E. Consistent to the Gas SoS regulation, Members suggested that in these cases the Commission shall be entitled to propose a cooperation mechanism for the conclusion of regional agreement.

Commission role in amending the risk preparedness plans : Members introduced a provision to ensure that agreed plans do not undermine the internal market or security of supply . The Commission shall be empowered to request amendments if necessary.

Confidentiality : as the threat of malicious attacks in the energy sector and elsewhere is a fact, indeed, this Regulation shall ensure that confidentiality of the sensitive information be ensured when identifying risks, and preparing, sharing and reviewing the draft plans via the Electricity Coordination Group.

Cooperation and assistance : where requested and technically feasible, Member States shall assist each other so as to prevent or mitigate an electricity crisis. Such assistance shall be subject to compensation covering at least the cost of electricity delivered into the territory of the Member State requesting assistance and all other relevant costs incurred when providing assistance.

Compliance with market rules : measures taken to prevent or mitigate electricity crisis situations must comply with the rules governing the internal electricity market and the operation of the system. Members considered that non-market measures shall be considered acceptable only as a last resort and where market rules may aggravate an electricity crisis.

Documents
2018/02/21
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/02/21
   EP - Committee decision to open interinstitutional negotiations with report adopted in committee
2017/12/04
   CSL - Council Meeting
2017/09/14
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2017/09/14
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2017/08/07
   IT_CHAMBER - Contribution
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2017/08/01
   SK_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
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2017/06/26
   CSL - Debate in Council
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2017/06/26
   CSL - Council Meeting
2017/06/14
   EP - Committee draft report
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2017/05/09
   CZ_CHAMBER - Contribution
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2017/05/04
   CZ_SENATE - Contribution
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2017/04/25
   DK_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
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2017/03/17
   AT_BUNDESRAT - Contribution
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2017/03/09
   ES_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
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2017/03/08
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
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2017/02/02
   EP - ZANONATO Flavio (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE
2017/01/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2016/12/01
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2016/12/01
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2016/12/01
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
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2016/12/01
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2016/11/30
   EC - Legislative proposal published
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PURPOSE: to establish appropriate tools to prevent, prepare for and manage electricity crisis situations.

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

BACKGROUND: even where markets and systems function well, the risk of an electricity crisis as a result of a variety of circumstances (e.g. extreme weather circumstances, malicious attacks including cyber-attacks, a fuel shortage) cannot be excluded. In addition, given that electricity systems are integrated, where crisis situations occur, they often have a cross-border effect. Some circumstances (e.g., a prolonged cold spell or heat wave) might affect several Member States at the same time and even incidents that start locally they may rapidly spread across borders.

Currently, Member States behave very differently when it comes to preventing, preparing for and managing crisis situations. National rules and practices tend to focus on the national context only, disregarding what happens across borders. The assessment of the national legal frameworks and current practices across Europe has shown that: (a) Member States assess different risks; (b) Member States take different sets of measures to prevent and manage crisis situations, and that such measures are triggered at different moments in time; (c) roles and responsibilities differ; and (d) there is not common understanding as to what constitutes a crisis situation.

This situation is the result of a regulatory gap . The current EU legal framework ( Directive 2005/89/EC and Directive 2009/72/EC ) only sets general objectives for security of supply, leaving Member States to decide how to achieve these. In particular, while the rules allow Member States to take ‘safeguard measures’ in crisis situations, they do not set out how Member States should prepare for and manage such situations. The current legislation no longer reflects the reality of today’s interconnected electricity market , where the likelihood of crisis situations affecting several Member States at the same time is on the rise.

The proposed Regulation complements the provisions of the Third Energy Package , which is revised in parallel. (Please see 2016/0379(COD) , 2016/0380(COD ), and 2016/0378(COD) ).

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the impact assessment examined a number of options. The preferred option seeks to establish a greater comparability and transparency across Member States in the area of risk preparedness. In particular, regionally coordinated plans ensure that risks are identified at regional level and that consistent measures are adopted to prevent and manage crisis situations. The results of simulations show that well-integrated markets and regional coordination during periods of extreme weather conditions are crucial in addressing the hours of system stress (high demand) and minimising the probability of interruption of electricity supply.

CONTENT: the Regulation lays down rules for the cooperation between Member States in view of preventing, preparing for and handling electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity.

The proposed Regulation contains the following elements:

Common rules on crisis prevention and tools to ensure cross-border cooperation : the main provisions are as follows:

Member States should designate a competent authority to be in charge of carrying out the tasks set out in the Regulation, in particular drafting the risk preparedness plan; Member States must draw up risk-preparedness plans , after consulting stakeholders, in order to ensure maximum preparedness for electricity crisis situations and an effective management of such situations should they occur. The plans should be developed on the basis of electricity crisis scenarios identified by ENTSOE and Member States, respectively, and set out the measures planned or taken to prevent and mitigate the scenarios; before adopting a plan, the competent authority should submit a draft to the competent authorities in the region and to the Electricity Coordination Group for consultation. After consultation, the final plan should be sent to the Commission, made public and updated every three years, unless circumstances warrant more frequent updates; plans should consist of two parts , setting out national measures and coordinated measures agreed between the Member States in each region. They should take account of the specific characteristics of each Member State and set out clearly the roles and responsibilities of the competent authorities; all measures contained in the plans should be clearly set out, transparent, proportionate, non-discriminatory and verifiable. They should not endanger the security of electricity supply of other Member States or of the Union as a whole; and the plans should include measures to ensure that simultaneous crisis situations are properly prevented and managed. They must be agreed in a regional context and include specified elements set out in the text, including measures to mitigate the impact of a crisis.

Managing electricity crisis situations : the proposal requires Member States to inform neighbouring Member States and the Commission without delay in the event of an electricity crisis situation. They must also provide information on the causes of the crisis, measures taken and planned to mitigate it and the possible need for assistance from other Member States. In addition:

Member States are required to inform the Commission and the Electricity Coordination Group if they have specific, serious and reliable information that an event may occur that is likely to result in a significant deterioration of electricity supply; Member States are to cooperate in a spirit of solidarity to prepare for and manage electricity crisis situations, with a view to ensuring that electricity is delivered where it is most needed, in return for compensation; and in the event of an electricity crisis, Member States must act in full compliance with internal electricity market rules. Non-market based measures can be used only as a last resort and must be necessary, proportionate, non-discriminatory and temporary.

Security of supply indicators and risk assessments : the proposal requires ENTSO-E to develop a methodology for identifying electricity crisis scenarios at regional level, considering at least the following risks:

rare and extreme natural hazards; accidental hazards going beyond N-1 security criterion; consequential hazards such as fuel shortages; and malicious attacks;

For the preparation of the risk preparedness plan, ENTSO-E should: (i) use this methodology to identify the most relevant crisis scenarios; (ii) develop a methodology for assessing short-term adequacy, namely seasonal adequacy as well as week-ahead to intraday generation adequacy forecasts. Once ACER has approved this, Member States and ENTSOE should use it in their short-term assessments. The short-term adequacy assessment proposed complements the long-term resource adequacy assessment proposed in the revised Electricity Regulation, which ensures a coordinated European adequacy assessment to assess the need for capacity mechanisms.

Evaluation and monitoring : in order to ensure transparency following an electricity crisis, Member States affected should carry out an ex-post evaluation of the crisis and its impacts. The proposal involves systematic monitoring via the Electricity Coordination Group, of security of supply in the EU.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the only budgetary impact associated to this proposal (part of the recast of the Third Package) concerns the resources of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Essentially, the new tasks to be carried out by ACER require a phasing in of 18 additional full-time staff in the Agency in 2020, as well as corresponding financial resources amounting to EUR 1 038 000 in 2020.

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A8-0039/2018 - Flavio Zanonato - Am 63 26/03/2019 12:38:52.000

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A8-0039/2018 - Flavio Zanonato - Am 63

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AmendmentsDossier
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2017/09/14 ITRE 210 amendments...
source: 609.622

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  • PURPOSE: to improve the security of electricity supply in crisis situations.
  • LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EU) 2019/941 of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC.
  • CONTENT: this Regulation lays down rules for cooperation between Member States with a view to preventing, preparing for and managing electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity. In a context of interlinked electricity markets and systems, electricity crisis prevention and management cannot be considered to be a purely national task.
  • The Risk Preparedness Regulation , the Regulation on the Electricity Market, the Directive on common rules for the internal market in electricity and the Regulation establishing a European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) are part of the Commission's broader set of initiatives entitled Clean Energy for All Europeans'. This package includes the Commission's main proposals for implementing the Energy Union.
  • Identification of regional electricity crisis scenarios
  • The Regulation establishes a common approach to the identification of risk scenarios in order to ensure the consistency of risk assessments in a way that builds confidence between Member States in the event of an electricity crisis
  • The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), after consultation with relevant stakeholders, shall develop and update a common methodology for risk identification, in cooperation with the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Coordination Group for Electricity in its formation composed solely of representatives of the Member States. The ENTSO for Electricity shall propose the methodology and ACER shall approve it.
  • On the basis of the common methodology for risk identification, the ENTSO for Electricity should regularly draw up and update regional electricity crisis scenarios and identify the most relevant risks for each region such as extreme weather conditions, natural disasters, fuel shortages or malicious attacks.
  • Within four months of the identification of regional electricity crisis scenarios, the competent authority shall identify the most relevant national electricity crisis scenarios. Member States shall update national electricity crisis scenarios in principle every four years.
  • On the basis of regional and national electricity crisis scenarios, each Member State shall draw up a risk preparedness plan, including measures at national and regional level.
  • The Commission shall assess the risk preparedness plans with due regard to the views expressed by the Electricity Coordination Group.
  • Close coordination between Member States and all stakeholders and the availability of a model risk preparedness plan shall ensure that Member States' preparedness is as harmonised as possible. At the same time, sufficient flexibility shall be provided for Member States to take into account their specific circumstances.
  • Managing electricity crises
  • This Regulation requires the competent authority of that Member State shall, without undue delay, issue an early warning to the Commission, the competent authorities of the Member States within the same region and, where they are not in the same region, the competent authorities of the directly connected Member States. The competent authority concerned shall also provide information on the causes of the possible electricity crisis, on measures planned or taken to prevent an electricity crisis and on the possible need for assistance from other Member States.
  • Where a competent authority issues an early warning or declares an electricity crisis, the measures set out in the risk-preparedness plan shall be followed to the fullest extent possible.
  • Cooperation and assistance
  • The Regulation provides for the introduction of a clearly defined mechanism for assistance between Member States so that cross-border assistance can be provided quickly in the event of an electricity crisis.
  • Member States shall agree on provisions for fair compensation before assistance is provided. The Member State requesting assistance shall pay or ensure that this compensation is paid promptly to the Member State providing the assistance.
  • By 1 September 2025, the Commission shall, on the basis of the experience gained in the application of this Regulation, evaluate the possible means by which to enhance security of electricity supply at Union level and where necessary submit legislative proposals to amend this Regulation.
  • ENTRY INTO FORCE: 4.7.2019.
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  • date: 2017-03-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2016)0862 title: COM(2016)0862 type: Contribution body: ES_PARLIAMENT
  • date: 2018-04-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2016)0862 title: COM(2016)0862 type: Contribution body: FR_ASSEMBLY
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  • date: 2016-11-30T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2016/0862/COM_COM(2016)0862(ANN)_EN.pdf title: COM(2016)0862 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2016&nu_doc=0862 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to establish appropriate tools to prevent, prepare for and manage electricity crisis situations. LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council. BACKGROUND: even where markets and systems function well, the risk of an electricity crisis as a result of a variety of circumstances (e.g. extreme weather circumstances, malicious attacks including cyber-attacks, a fuel shortage) cannot be excluded. In addition, given that electricity systems are integrated, where crisis situations occur, they often have a cross-border effect. Some circumstances (e.g., a prolonged cold spell or heat wave) might affect several Member States at the same time and even incidents that start locally they may rapidly spread across borders. Currently, Member States behave very differently when it comes to preventing, preparing for and managing crisis situations. National rules and practices tend to focus on the national context only, disregarding what happens across borders. The assessment of the national legal frameworks and current practices across Europe has shown that: (a) Member States assess different risks; (b) Member States take different sets of measures to prevent and manage crisis situations, and that such measures are triggered at different moments in time; (c) roles and responsibilities differ; and (d) there is not common understanding as to what constitutes a crisis situation. This situation is the result of a regulatory gap . The current EU legal framework ( Directive 2005/89/EC and Directive 2009/72/EC ) only sets general objectives for security of supply, leaving Member States to decide how to achieve these. In particular, while the rules allow Member States to take ‘safeguard measures’ in crisis situations, they do not set out how Member States should prepare for and manage such situations. The current legislation no longer reflects the reality of today’s interconnected electricity market , where the likelihood of crisis situations affecting several Member States at the same time is on the rise. The proposed Regulation complements the provisions of the Third Energy Package , which is revised in parallel. (Please see 2016/0379(COD) , 2016/0380(COD ), and 2016/0378(COD) ). IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the impact assessment examined a number of options. The preferred option seeks to establish a greater comparability and transparency across Member States in the area of risk preparedness. In particular, regionally coordinated plans ensure that risks are identified at regional level and that consistent measures are adopted to prevent and manage crisis situations. The results of simulations show that well-integrated markets and regional coordination during periods of extreme weather conditions are crucial in addressing the hours of system stress (high demand) and minimising the probability of interruption of electricity supply. CONTENT: the Regulation lays down rules for the cooperation between Member States in view of preventing, preparing for and handling electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity. The proposed Regulation contains the following elements: Common rules on crisis prevention and tools to ensure cross-border cooperation : the main provisions are as follows: Member States should designate a competent authority to be in charge of carrying out the tasks set out in the Regulation, in particular drafting the risk preparedness plan; Member States must draw up risk-preparedness plans , after consulting stakeholders, in order to ensure maximum preparedness for electricity crisis situations and an effective management of such situations should they occur. The plans should be developed on the basis of electricity crisis scenarios identified by ENTSOE and Member States, respectively, and set out the measures planned or taken to prevent and mitigate the scenarios; before adopting a plan, the competent authority should submit a draft to the competent authorities in the region and to the Electricity Coordination Group for consultation. After consultation, the final plan should be sent to the Commission, made public and updated every three years, unless circumstances warrant more frequent updates; plans should consist of two parts , setting out national measures and coordinated measures agreed between the Member States in each region. They should take account of the specific characteristics of each Member State and set out clearly the roles and responsibilities of the competent authorities; all measures contained in the plans should be clearly set out, transparent, proportionate, non-discriminatory and verifiable. They should not endanger the security of electricity supply of other Member States or of the Union as a whole; and the plans should include measures to ensure that simultaneous crisis situations are properly prevented and managed. They must be agreed in a regional context and include specified elements set out in the text, including measures to mitigate the impact of a crisis. Managing electricity crisis situations : the proposal requires Member States to inform neighbouring Member States and the Commission without delay in the event of an electricity crisis situation. They must also provide information on the causes of the crisis, measures taken and planned to mitigate it and the possible need for assistance from other Member States. In addition: Member States are required to inform the Commission and the Electricity Coordination Group if they have specific, serious and reliable information that an event may occur that is likely to result in a significant deterioration of electricity supply; Member States are to cooperate in a spirit of solidarity to prepare for and manage electricity crisis situations, with a view to ensuring that electricity is delivered where it is most needed, in return for compensation; and in the event of an electricity crisis, Member States must act in full compliance with internal electricity market rules. Non-market based measures can be used only as a last resort and must be necessary, proportionate, non-discriminatory and temporary. Security of supply indicators and risk assessments : the proposal requires ENTSO-E to develop a methodology for identifying electricity crisis scenarios at regional level, considering at least the following risks: rare and extreme natural hazards; accidental hazards going beyond N-1 security criterion; consequential hazards such as fuel shortages; and malicious attacks; For the preparation of the risk preparedness plan, ENTSO-E should: (i) use this methodology to identify the most relevant crisis scenarios; (ii) develop a methodology for assessing short-term adequacy, namely seasonal adequacy as well as week-ahead to intraday generation adequacy forecasts. Once ACER has approved this, Member States and ENTSOE should use it in their short-term assessments. The short-term adequacy assessment proposed complements the long-term resource adequacy assessment proposed in the revised Electricity Regulation, which ensures a coordinated European adequacy assessment to assess the need for capacity mechanisms. Evaluation and monitoring : in order to ensure transparency following an electricity crisis, Member States affected should carry out an ex-post evaluation of the crisis and its impacts. The proposal involves systematic monitoring via the Electricity Coordination Group, of security of supply in the EU. BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the only budgetary impact associated to this proposal (part of the recast of the Third Package) concerns the resources of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Essentially, the new tasks to be carried out by ACER require a phasing in of 18 additional full-time staff in the Agency in 2020, as well as corresponding financial resources amounting to EUR 1 038 000 in 2020.
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  • date: 2017-06-26T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=3554*&MEET_DATE=26/06/2017 title: 3554
  • date: 2018-02-21T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2018-02-21T00:00:00 type: Committee decision to open interinstitutional negotiations with report adopted in committee body: EP
  • date: 2018-02-26T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2018-0039&language=EN title: A8-0039/2018 summary: The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted the report by Flavio ZANONATO (S&D, IT) on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC. The committee recommended that the European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure should amend the Commission proposal as follows. Objective : the proposed Regulation lays down rules for the cooperation between Member States in view of preventing, preparing for and handling electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency, in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity and in line with the Union’s energy and climate objectives . An 'electricity crisis ' shall mean a situation of significant electricity shortage or impossibility to deliver electricity to end-consumers, either existent or imminent, based on parameters defined in national and regional crisis scenarios. Members considered that Member States should be required to identify concrete electricity crisis scenarios at the regional and national level and subsequently identify concrete measures to address such situations in their risk preparedness plans. That approach should ensure that all possible crisis situations are covered. Risk assessments : the proposed Regulation requires Member States to ensure that all risks relating to the security of electricity supply are assessed. Members pointed out that security of electricity supply shall imply effective cooperation amongst relevant stakeholders , Member States and regional coordination centres, and the Commission with the Union’s other institutions and bodies, all within their respective areas of activity and competence. Before submitting the proposed methodology , ENTSO-E shall conduct a consultation exercise involving at least the regional coordination centres, industry and consumer organisations, generators, the transmission system operators, the distribution system operators, the competent authorities, the national regulatory authorities, other national authorities and other relevant stakeholders. Guidelines for prevention and handling : the Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators shall draft the Union-wide guidelines for the prevention and handling of crisis situations, identifying both market and non-market measures and system operational rules. In preparing the guidelines, the Agency should prioritize, as far as possible, the measures with the lowest impact on the environment. These guidelines shall also include the principles governing compensation schemes and those for identifying protected customers . Short-term adequacy assessments : whilst the risk preparedness proposal calls for European-wide and regional assessments of short-term risks, Members also pointed out that Member States also maintain the possibility to carry out their own assessments. Preparation of risk preparedness plans : as long as the transmission system operators and the distribution system operators are ultimately responsible for the safety and reliability of the management of the network, the competent authorities shall explicitly involve them in the identification, preparation, management, monitoring and ex-post evaluation process. Content of risk preparedness plans with regard to co-ordinated measures at regional level : the regional measures to be included in the plan shall be agreed upon by the competent authorities of the Member States in the region concerned, in consultation with the relevant coordination centres, before being incorporated into their national plans. The draft Regulation proposes that, when the competent authorities concerned are not able to reach an agreement, the Commission may request the Agency to facilitate the conclusion of an agreement in consultation with ENTSO-E. Consistent to the Gas SoS regulation, Members suggested that in these cases the Commission shall be entitled to propose a cooperation mechanism for the conclusion of regional agreement. Commission role in amending the risk preparedness plans : Members introduced a provision to ensure that agreed plans do not undermine the internal market or security of supply . The Commission shall be empowered to request amendments if necessary. Confidentiality : as the threat of malicious attacks in the energy sector and elsewhere is a fact, indeed, this Regulation shall ensure that confidentiality of the sensitive information be ensured when identifying risks, and preparing, sharing and reviewing the draft plans via the Electricity Coordination Group. Cooperation and assistance : where requested and technically feasible, Member States shall assist each other so as to prevent or mitigate an electricity crisis. Such assistance shall be subject to compensation covering at least the cost of electricity delivered into the territory of the Member State requesting assistance and all other relevant costs incurred when providing assistance. Compliance with market rules : measures taken to prevent or mitigate electricity crisis situations must comply with the rules governing the internal electricity market and the operation of the system. Members considered that non-market measures shall be considered acceptable only as a last resort and where market rules may aggravate an electricity crisis.
  • date: 2019-01-23T00:00:00 type: Approval in committee of the text agreed at 1st reading interinstitutional negotiations body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/itre/inag/2018/12-05/ITRE_AG(2018)632979_EN.pdf title: PE632.979 url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/commissions/itre/lcag/2019/12-05/ITRE_LA(2019)000595_EN.pdf title: GEDA/A/(2019)000595
  • date: 2019-03-25T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20190325&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2019-03-26T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2019-0229 title: T8-0229/2019 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 558 votes to 75 with 31 abstentions a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector and repealing Directive 2005/89/EC. The proposed Regulation would establish rules for cooperation between Member States to prevent, manage and prepare for electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and taking full account of the requirements of a competitive internal electricity market. The position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading under the ordinary legislative procedure has amended the Commission proposal as follows: Methodology for identifying regional electricity crisis scenarios No later than six months after the date of entry into force of the regulation, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) should submit to the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) a proposal for a methodology to identify the most relevant regional electricity crisis scenarios with regard to grid adequacy, system security and security of fuel supply. Within two months of receipt of the proposed methodology, ACER should approve or amend it, after consultation with the Electricity Coordination Group in its formation composed solely of representatives of the Member States. Within six months of the approval of the methodology, the ENTSO for Electricity would identify, on the basis of the methodology and in close cooperation with the Electricity Coordination Group, regional coordination centres, competent authorities and regulatory authorities, the most relevant electricity crisis scenarios for each region. Within four months of the identification of the regional scenarios, the competent authority would identify the national electricity crisis scenarios. Risk-preparedness plans On the basis of these regional scenarios and national electricity crisis scenarios, each Member State should establish a risk-preparedness plan, including measures at national and regional level. In order to ensure the consistency of risk-preparedness plans, the competent authorities should submit the draft plans for consultation to the competent authorities of the Member States concerned in the region before the adoption of their risk-preparedness plans and, where they are not located in the same region, to the competent authorities of the directly connected Member States, as well as to the electricity coordination group. The risk preparedness plan would be developed in accordance with the model in the Annex to the Regulation. Assessment by the Commission Within four months of the notification by the competent authority of the adopted risk-preparedness plan, the Commission should carry out its assessment, taking due account of the views expressed by the Electricity Coordination Group. The Commission, after consultation with the Electricity Coordination Group, would issue a non-binding opinion setting out the detailed reasons and submit it to the competent authority with a recommendation for a review of its risk-preparedness plan where, for example, the plan does not effectively mitigate the risks identified in the electricity crisis scenarios. Within three months of receiving the Commission's opinion, the competent authority concerned should either notify the Commission of the amended risk preparedness plan or notify the Commission of the reasons why it opposes the recommendation. Cooperation and assistance The amended Regulation provides for the introduction of a clearly defined mechanism for assistance between Member States so that cross-border assistance can be provided quickly in the event of an electricity crisis. Member States should agree on provisions for fair compensation before assistance is provided. The Member State requesting assistance should pay or ensure that this compensation is paid promptly to the Member State providing the assistance.
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      • PURPOSE: to establish appropriate tools to prevent, prepare for and manage electricity crisis situations.

        LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the European Parliament decides in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure and on an equal footing with the Council.

        BACKGROUND: even where markets and systems function well, the risk of an electricity crisis as a result of a variety of circumstances (e.g. extreme weather circumstances, malicious attacks including cyber-attacks, a fuel shortage) cannot be excluded. In addition, given that electricity systems are integrated, where crisis situations occur, they often have a cross-border effect. Some circumstances (e.g., a prolonged cold spell or heat wave) might affect several Member States at the same time and even incidents that start locally they may rapidly spread across borders.

        Currently, Member States behave very differently when it comes to preventing, preparing for and managing crisis situations. National rules and practices tend to focus on the national context only, disregarding what happens across borders. The assessment of the national legal frameworks and current practices across Europe has shown that: (a) Member States assess different risks; (b) Member States take different sets of measures to prevent and manage crisis situations, and that such measures are triggered at different moments in time; (c) roles and responsibilities differ; and (d) there is not common understanding as to what constitutes a crisis situation.

        This situation is the result of a regulatory gap. The current EU legal framework (Directive 2005/89/EC and Directive 2009/72/EC) only sets general objectives for security of supply, leaving Member States to decide how to achieve these. In particular, while the rules allow Member States to take ‘safeguard measures’ in crisis situations, they do not set out how Member States should prepare for and manage such situations. The current legislation no longer reflects the reality of today’s interconnected electricity market, where the likelihood of crisis situations affecting several Member States at the same time is on the rise.

        The proposed Regulation complements the provisions of the Third Energy Package, which is revised in parallel. (Please see 2016/0379(COD), 2016/0380(COD), and 2016/0378(COD)).

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the impact assessment examined a number of options. The preferred option seeks to establish a greater comparability and transparency across Member States in the area of risk preparedness. In particular, regionally coordinated plans ensure that risks are identified at regional level and that consistent measures are adopted to prevent and manage crisis situations. The results of simulations show that well-integrated markets and regional coordination during periods of extreme weather conditions are crucial in addressing the hours of system stress (high demand) and minimising the probability of interruption of electricity supply.

        CONTENT: the Regulation lays down rules for the cooperation between Member States in view of preventing, preparing for and handling electricity crises in a spirit of solidarity and transparency and in full regard for the requirements of a competitive internal market for electricity.

        The proposed Regulation contains the following elements:

        Common rules on crisis prevention and tools to ensure cross-border cooperation: the main provisions are as follows:

        • Member States should designate a competent authority to be in charge of carrying out the tasks set out in the Regulation, in particular drafting the risk preparedness plan;
        • Member States must draw up risk-preparedness plans, after consulting stakeholders, in order to ensure maximum preparedness for electricity crisis situations and an effective management of such situations should they occur. The plans should be developed on the basis of electricity crisis scenarios identified by ENTSOE and Member States, respectively, and set out the measures planned or taken to prevent and mitigate the scenarios;
        • before adopting a plan, the competent authority should submit a draft to the competent authorities in the region and to the Electricity Coordination Group for consultation. After consultation, the final plan should be sent to the Commission, made public and updated every three years, unless circumstances warrant more frequent updates;
        • plans should consist of two parts, setting out national measures and coordinated measures agreed between the Member States in each region. They should take account of the specific characteristics of each Member State and set out clearly the roles and responsibilities of the competent authorities;
        • all measures contained in the plans should be clearly set out, transparent, proportionate, non-discriminatory and verifiable. They should not endanger the security of electricity supply of other Member States or of the Union as a whole; and
        • the plans should include measures to ensure that simultaneous crisis situations are properly prevented and managed. They must be agreed in a regional context and include specified elements set out in the text, including measures to mitigate the impact of a crisis.

        Managing electricity crisis situations: the proposal requires Member States to inform neighbouring Member States and the Commission without delay in the event of an electricity crisis situation. They must also provide information on the causes of the crisis, measures taken and planned to mitigate it and the possible need for assistance from other Member States. In addition:

        • Member States are required to inform the Commission and the Electricity Coordination Group if they have specific, serious and reliable information that an event may occur that is likely to result in a significant deterioration of electricity supply;
        • Member States are to cooperate in a spirit of solidarity to prepare for and manage electricity crisis situations, with a view to ensuring that electricity is delivered where it is most needed, in return for compensation; and
        • in the event of an electricity crisis, Member States must act in full compliance with internal electricity market rules. Non-market based measures can be used only as a last resort and must be necessary, proportionate, non-discriminatory and temporary.

        Security of supply indicators and risk assessments: the proposal requires ENTSO-E to develop a methodology for identifying electricity crisis scenarios at regional level, considering at least the following risks:

        • rare and extreme natural hazards;
        • accidental hazards going beyond N-1 security criterion;
        • consequential hazards such as fuel shortages; and
        • malicious attacks;

        For the preparation of the risk preparedness plan, ENTSO-E should: (i) use this methodology to identify the most relevant crisis scenarios; (ii) develop a methodology for assessing short-term adequacy, namely seasonal adequacy as well as week-ahead to intraday generation adequacy forecasts. Once ACER has approved this, Member States and ENTSOE should use it in their short-term assessments. The short-term adequacy assessment proposed complements the long-term resource adequacy assessment proposed in the revised Electricity Regulation, which ensures a coordinated European adequacy assessment to assess the need for capacity mechanisms.

        Evaluation and monitoring: in order to ensure transparency following an electricity crisis, Member States affected should carry out an ex-post evaluation of the crisis and its impacts. The proposal involves systematic monitoring via the Electricity Coordination Group, of security of supply in the EU.

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the only budgetary impact associated to this proposal (part of the recast of the Third Package) concerns the resources of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Essentially, the new tasks to be carried out by ACER require a phasing in of 18 additional full-time staff in the Agency in 2020, as well as corresponding financial resources amounting to EUR 1 038 000 in 2020.

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