ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report
The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) in cooperation with the Energy Community produced Market Monitoring Report (MMR). The Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets consists of three volumes: the Electricity Wholesale Market, the Gas Wholesale Market and Energy Retail and Consumer Protection.
The Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume gathers since the 2019 edition the previously separate Consumer Protection and Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Volumes. Previous editions are still accessible below.
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Electricity Wholesale Market Volume
The Electricity Wholesale Market Volume looks at the performance of European Union (EU) electricity markets, with a focus on cross-border issues.
The Volume consists of three sections:
Section I provides an overview of the main developments in electricity wholesale markets (production, demand, prices).
Section II provides an overview of the internal electricity market, including:
An assessment of the level of cross-zonal capacity for cross-zonal trade in light of the minimum level of capacity required by the Clean Energy Package
An assessment of the level of efficiency in the use of cross-zonal capacity in the various market timeframes
An update on capacity mechanisms, related costs, and on the necessity of these mechanisms, already in operation or under consideration, on the basis of perceived adequacy concerned
An update on the offer of interruptibility schemes in Europe
A first analysis on barriers to market entry and price formation
Section III provides an overview of progress made in the Energy Community regarding the implementation of energy market rules and the associated benefits.
Gas Wholesale Markets Volume
The Gas Wholesale Market Volume looks in depth at the present state of the EU gas markets and their trajectory towards an Internal Gas Market and provides recommendations towards the realisation of this goal.
The Volume consists of four main parts:
An overview of the Internal gas Market in 2020
- A selection of analyses that help to portray the current state of the EU gas systems’ decarbonisation and its envisioned mid-term progression
An appraisal of the individual EU gas markets' structural level of competition and level of market functioning primarily using the metrics as defined in the ACER Gas Target Model
An in depth assessment of the market effects of the implementation of the gas Network Codes
Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume
The 2020 Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume looks at developments in Europe’s energy retail markets and outlines the current status regarding consumer protection measures in 2020.
The Volume consists of three key chapters and includes information on the following:
- The performance of European energy markets from the perspective of the final consumer perspective;
- Level of supplier activity in EU retail energy markets;
- Energy consumption levels from domestic consumers across the EU;
- Switching rates by energy consumers in the EU;
- The status regarding the availability of comparison tools;
- The status regarding the roll out of smart meters in 2020 and expected completion of roll-outs across the EU;
- The level and evolution of retail electricity and gas prices, for both household and industrial consumers in EU Members States, Norway and the Energy Community Contracting Parties
- Energy bills and their breakdown across the EU Member States, Norway, and the Energy Community Contracting Parties
- The relationship between the wholesale price and the energy component of the retail price for households
- Information on the existence of consumer protection mechanisms and,
- Complaint processes available to energy consumers and what consumers complain about.
Consumer Protection and Empowerment Volume
The Consumer Protection and Empowerment volume looked at the performance of European energy markets from the final household consumer perspective. The volume explored the impact of the Third Energy Package provisions into national legislation. It analysed in depth public service obligations, the protection of vulnerable consumers, consumer information rights, smart meters and consumer complaints. The report also elaborated on the existence and effectiveness of consumer protection mechanisms and included a set of recommendations on how to further enhance consumer rights.
From 2019 edition this publication is titled Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume and integrate the previously separate Consumer Protection and Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Volumes.