Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

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Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Agentur für die Zusammenarbeit der Energieregulierungsbehörden Logo.svg
Agency overview
Formed 3 September 2009 (2009-09-03)
Jurisdiction European Union
Agency executive
  • Alberto Pototschnig, Director
Key document
  • Regulation (EC) No 713/2009
Website acer.europa.eu
Map
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators is located in European Union
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (European Union)

The European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) is an Agency of the European Union by the Third Energy Package in 2009.[1] It was established in 2010 and has its seat in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[2]

On 6 May, the administrative board designated Alberto Pototschnig as its first director. By deciding on their director and chairs, ACER took a step forward towards becoming fully operational.

The basis for the establishment of ACER is Regulation 713/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of 13 July 2009. The regulation describes the establishment and legal status, tasks, organisation and financial provisions.[3]

ACER is the second intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. The first was the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE).[4]

Tasks

The agency:

  • complements and coordinates the work of national regulatory authorities,
  • participates in the creation of European network rules,
  • takes, under certain conditions, binding individual decisions on terms and conditions for access and operational security for cross border infrastructure,
  • gives advice on various energy-related issues to the European institutions, and
  • monitors and reports developments at the European energy markets, primarily on the framework of the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  3. ^ Regulation 713/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009
  4. ^ http://www.icpe.si/about-icpe.html[permanent dead link]

External links

  • http://www.acer.europa.eu/Pages/ACER.aspx
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