Council of European Energy Regulators
Council of European Energy Regulators Abbreviation CEER Formation 2000 Legal status Not for profit organisation Purpose/focus Energy market regulation in Europe Location Rue le Titien 28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Region served Europe Membership 29 national energy market regulators Secretary General Natalie Mc Coy Main organ General Assembly and Board of Directors (President - John Mogg, Baron Mogg) Affiliations ACER, International Energy Regulation Network, International Confederation of Energy Regulators Website CEER
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) is a "not-for-profit" organisation in which Europe’s national regulators of electricity and gas voluntarily cooperate to protect consumer' interests and to facilitate the creation of a single, competitive and sustainable internal market for gas and electricity in Europe
Foundation and Mission
In March 2000, ten national energy regulatory authorities voluntarily signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" for the establishment of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). The CEER’s objective is to facilitate cooperation among Europe’s energy regulators in promoting a single-EU electricity and gas market. In 2003 the CEER was formally established as a "not-for-profit association" under Belgian law, with its own Brussels-based Secretariat. The CEER has 29 members - the national energy regulators from the 27 EU-Member States plus Iceland and Norway.
The CEER works closely with the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). ACER is a European Community body with legal personality. ACER became fully operational on 3 March 2011. Its seat is in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Objectives and Functions
CEER seeks to facilitate the creation of a single, competitive, efficient and sustainable market for gas and electricity in Europe.
Some other objectives:
- facilitate consultation, coordination and cooperation of national regulatory authorities, contributing to a consistent application of legislation in all Member States;
- set up co-operation, information exchange and assistance amongst regulators;
- contribute to the advancement of research on regulatory issues
The CEER acts as a platform for cooperation, information exchange and assistance between national energy regulators and is their interface at European level with the EU Institutions.
The CEER establishes expert views for discussion with the [European Commission] (in particular DG TREN, DG Competition and DG Research) and seeks to provide the necessary elements for the development of regulation in the fields of electricity and gas.
The CEER also strives to share regulatory experience worldwide through its links with similar regional energy regulatory associations. CEER has taken the lead role in developing the International Energy Regulation Network (IERN) web platform to facilitate the global exchange and analysis of information concerning electricity and natural gas market regulation.
CEER membership is open to the national energy regulatory authorities of the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). The CEER currently has 29 members - the national energy regulators from the 27 EU-Member States plus Iceland and Norway.
Country Authority Short Name Austria Energie-Control GmbH E-Control Belgium Commission pour la Régulation de l'Electricité et du Gaz CREG Bulgaria State Energy & Water Regulatory Commission SEWRC Cyprus Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority CERA Czech Republic Energetický Regulační Úřad/ Energy Regulatory Office ERÙ/ERO Denmark Energitilsynet - Danish Energy Regulatory Authority DERA Estonia Konkurentsiamet - Estonian Competition Authority - Energy Regulatory Dept ECA Finland Energiamarkkinavirasto - The Energy Market Authority EMV France Commission de Régulation de l'Energie CRE Germany Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Posts and Railway/Bundesnetzagentur) BNetzA Greece Ρυθμιστική Αρχή Ενέργειας / Regulatory Authority for Energy PAE / RAE Hungary Magyar Energia Hivatal / Hungarian Energy Office MEH/HEO Iceland Orkustofnun / National Energy Authority Orkustofnun Ireland Commission for Electricity Regulation CER Italy Autorità per l'Energia Elettrica e il Gas AEEG Latvia Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulçðanas komisija / Public Utilities Commission PUC Lithuania Valstybinė kainų ir energetikos kontrolės komisija / National Control Commission for Prices and Energy NCC Luxembourg Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation ILR Malta Malta Resources Authority MRA Netherlands Office of Energy Regulation Energiekamer Norway Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat / Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE Poland Urząd Regulacji Energetyki / The Energy Regulatory Office of Poland URE Portugal Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços Energéticos / Energy Services Regulatory Authority ERSE Romania Antoritatea Nationala de Reglementare in domeniul Energiei/Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority ANRE Slovak Republic Úrad pre reguláciu sieťových odvetví (URSO) / Regulatory Office for Network Industries URSO/RONI Slovenia Javna Agencija Republike Slovenije za energijo / Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia AGEN Spain La Comisión Nacional de Energía / National Energy Commission CNE Sweden Energimarknadsinspektionen / Energy Markets Inspectorate EI United Kingdom Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Ofgem
- Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
- European Regulators’ Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG)
- Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA)
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