Security of supply

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At the core of the Energy Union

​​​​​​​​​​​A secure supply of electricity is crucial for consumers. 

Security of supply is one of the five mutually reinforcing dimensions of the Energy Union strategy of the European Union. At the same time, security of supply is a Member State's responsibility. The European Union might intervene in national affairs only in case of severe need, according to the principle of subsidiarity. 

What's the role of ACER?

​ACER is committed to enable a high-level of security of supply in a cost efficient and non-discriminatory manner. 

Well-functioning wholesale markets contribute to this goal. However, regulatory distortions or other issues may prevent electricity prices from reflecting their true value when security of supply is at risk, possibly leading to underinvestment and security of supply issues.

In this case, additional measures may be needed to increase security of supply. Such measures can include removing regulatory distortions and introducing temporary capacity mechanisms.

Risk-preparedness also ensures that risks related to security of supply are identified in a timely and consistent manner, as well as they are properly monitored and mitigated.

 

 

ACER publicly consults on its proposal for a Framework Guideline to establish a Network Code on Cybersecurityhttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-seeks-views-on-its-proposal-for-a-Framework-Guideline-to-establish-a-Network-Code-on-Cybersecurity.aspx29/04/2021 23:00:00ACER publicly consults on its proposal for a Framework Guideline to establish a Network Code on Cybersecurity
ACER to decide on the electricity cross-zonal capacity allocation methodologies for the exchange of balancing capacity in 19 EU Member Stateshttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-to-decide-on-the-electricity-cross-zonal-capacity-allocation-methodologies-for-the-exchange-of-balancing-capacity-.aspx11/04/2021 23:00:00ACER to decide on the electricity cross-zonal capacity allocation methodologies for the exchange of balancing capacity in 19 EU Member States
ACER and energy regulators will draft new Framework Guidelines on sector-specific cybersecurity rules for cross-border electricity flowshttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-and-energy-regulators-will-draft-new-Framework-Guidelines-on-sector-specific-cybersecurity-rules-for-cross-border-elec.aspx24/02/2021 00:00:00ACER and energy regulators will draft new Framework Guidelines on sector-specific cybersecurity rules for cross-border electricity flows