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7th ACER Market Monitoring Report

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) in cooperation with the Energy Community produced the 7th edition of the MMR. The Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets consists of four volumes: the Electricity Wholesale Market, the Gas Wholesale Market, the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets, and Customer Protection and Empowerment. 

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Summary of 7​th ACER Market Monitoring Report

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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 includes:
  • An overview of the main developments in electricity wholesale markets in 2017.
  • An assessment of the level of cross-zonal capacity offered to the market and its efficient use in the various market timeframes
  • An overview of market liquidity in the forward and intraday markets timeframes
  • An assessment of the efficiency of the bidding zone configuration (i.e. the triennial 'market report on bidding zone efficiency' as required by the Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management Guideline)
  • An update on the situation of capacity mechanisms, related costs, and on the treatment of interconnectors in the national adequacy assessments.
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Gas Wholesale Markets Volume

MMR_Gas.PNGThe 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 three main parts:

  • An overview of the Internal gas Market in 2017;
  • 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.

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Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Volume

MMR_Internal_Electricity_Gas_Internal_Market.PNGThe Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Volume monitors the retail prices paid by end consumers at pan-European evel for energy in 2017. The volume consists of three parts analysing:

  • The level and evolution of retail electricity and gas prices, for both household and industrial consumers in EU Members States, Norway and the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community;
  • The structure and drivers of energy prices for households in EU Member States, Norway and Contracting Parties of the Energy Community;
  • The relationship between the wholesale price and the energy component of the retail price for households in the European Union

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Consumer Protection and Empowerment Volume

The Consumer Protection and Empowerment volume looks at the performance of European energy markets from the final household consumer perspective. The volume explores the impact of the Third Energy Package provisions into national legislation. It analyses in depth public service obligations, the protection of vulnerable consumers, consumer information rights, smart meters and consumer complaints. The report also elaborates on the existence and effectiveness of consumer protection mechanisms and includes a set of recommendations on how to further enhance consumer rights.                              

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