ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report (MMR)

17.2.2022
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Market Monitoring Report at a glance

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) in cooperation with the Energy Community produce the Market Monitoring Report (MMR).

The Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and​ Natural Gas Markets (called MMR) normally consists of three ​volumes: the Electricity Wholesale Market; the Gas Wholesale Market; and Energy Retail and Consumer Protection. 

However, in 2022, ACER will not publish a single report on Wholesale Electricity Markets in 2021 but a series of brief overviews.

As regards gas, ACER will publish two separate volumes in 2022. The Gas Wholesale Volume (July 2022) offers an overview of the present state of the EU gas markets. The Decarbonised Gases Volume will be out in November 2022.

The Energy Retail and Consumer Protection​ Volume will be out in October 2022.

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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.

In 2022, ACER will not publish a single report gathering all monitored aspects of the Wholesale Electricity Markets in 2021 but a series of brief overviews.

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Electricity Wholesale Market Volume, Market Monitoring Report 2020

 

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Gas Wholesale Markets Volume

ACER will publish two separate gas volumes of the Market Monitoring Report (MMR) in 2022.  

The (usual) Gas Wholesale Market part offers an overview of gas markets functioning in 2021 and the first half of 2022 and the trajectory towards an Internal Gas Market.

It looks at:

  • ​gas market developments and the drivers of the unprecedented gas price rise.
  • the level of competition and gas market functioning
  • the positive effect on markets of implementation of the gas Network Codes

The new Decarbonised Gases volume will look at the current state of decarbonisation of the EU gas systems and mid-term trajectory. 

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MMR

 

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Energy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume

This year’sEnergy Retail and Consumer Protection Volume looks at developments in Europe’s energy retail markets and outlines the status regarding consumer protection measures in 2021. Given the significance of the current energy crisis in Europe, the Volume also includes some recent pricing information for 2022 which has been prepared by VaasaETT.

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 consume;
  • level of supplier activity in EU retail energy markets;
  • switching rates by energy consumers in the EU;
  • status regarding the availability of quality comparison tools;
  • status regarding the roll out of smart meters in 2021;
  • the evolution of retail electricity and gas prices, for both household and industrial consumers in EU Members States, Norway and the Energy Community Contracting Parties;
  • the compliance of energy bills with EU law and energy bill breakdown across the EU Member States, Norway, and the Energy Community Contracting Parties;
  • the relationship between the wholesale energy price and the energy component of the retail price for households;
  • information on the existence of consumer protection mechanisms and; and
  • complaint processes available to energy consumers and list of items the  consumers complain about.
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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.​​​

 

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