This study analyzed the practices and methods used to assess generation adequacy across Europe, based on answers received from 20 CEER member and observer countries and covering roles and responsibilities, general provisions, assumptions on load, generation, and adequacy forecasts.
This paper analyzes regulatory approaches to the demonstration and deployment of smart grids. Input for the paper was supported by an internal questionnaire distributed to CEER member and observer countries. The main topics considered are regulatory challenges related to smart grids, plans for the implementation, innovative solutions, cost benefit analysis and potential performance indicators.
This document forms the latest addition to the regular Status Review, which collects comparable data on renewable energy scheme (RES) support in Europe in order to provide policymakers, regulators and industry participants with information on support schemes for RES electricity, by technology and type of instrument (e.g., feed-in tariffs and green certificates). To collect these data, a questionnaire was circulated to CEER members in July 2012 exploring the RES schemes in place in Member States across Europe.
This report offers guidelines for good practices that are supported by CEER and ECRB. Topics include possible applications of the results from voltage quality monitoring programs, the number of monitors and at which locations in the network they should be placed, standardization of methods, reporting results of voltage quality monitoring programs, and financing frameworks.
This report provides a comprehensive review of the implications of non-harmonization of renewable energy sources (RES) support schemes for efficient realization of renewable targets. It reveals the range and divergence of opinion among European Member States. The paper concludes that views relating to the optimal design of support schemes and the need for (non-) harmonization of support schemes remain indeterminate, and it recommends future actions.
This report investigates how renewable support schemes are financed and provides for consistent comparison of support schemes across Europe. The figures presented represent a first attempt to provide detailed data on support levels in 19 Member States, presented by technology and support instrument.
This interactive tool enables you to compare the dynamic energy efficiency policies for new residential and commercial buildings. It reviews 25 best practice building energy efficiency codes, using 15 criteria developed with leading experts in the field.
This interactive tool facilitates the comparison and analysis of twelve renovation policy packages for residential buildings from Europe and the United States. Fourteen specially developed criteria have been developed, with the support of a panel of international experts, to enable this analysis.
This article in the ICER Chronicle highlights results for EPRI’s Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative, which is a seven-year collaborative research effort to design, deploy and evaluate how to integrate distributed energy resources into utility grid and market operations. The initiative summarizes key accomplishments and results each year; this article highlights results from 2012 and 2013. It includes lessons learnt and recommendations.
Article 22 of the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC
Article 22 of Directive 2009/28/EC on Renewable requires Member States to submit report every two years to the European Commission (EC) on progress in the promotion and use of energy from renewable. This, the second edition of the report, describes the overall renewable energy policy developments in each Member State and its compliance with the measures set out in the directive and the National Renewable Energy Action Plans of each Member State. Member States' progress reports are posted in their original language as they are received. (The full title of the reoport is, "Directive 2009/28/EC of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC".)