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ERI - France-UK-Ireland (Last Updated: 23-AUG-10)
GENERAL INFORMATION
"One Stop Shop" - The Region Explained

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

  • France
  • Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom
                           


LEAD REGULATOR CONTACT PERSONS E-MAIL PHONE

Ofgem (UK)

Giles Stevens

giles.stevens@ofgem.gov.uk

+44 207 9017082


THE REGION AT A GLANCE

The France, Ireland and UK electricity REM is led by the British Energy Regulator (Ofgem) and aims to integrate national markets in the three countries.

Annual electricity consumption in the France, Ireland and UK electricity REM is about 780 TWh around 30% of the EU 25 electricity market. 

This electricity REM includes two of the biggest national economies in the EU that are also very active in electricity markets. Integration will facilitate regional development and accelerate cooperation and coordination at the European level. Interconnectors and compliance with the Congestion Management Guidelines, intra-day trading, reciprocal access to balancing markets and wholesale market transparency are the key priorities of the , and electricity REM.


KEY ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR - August 2007

General issues

Priority I: Congestion Management (CM) 

 
  • The French regulator CRE leads a workstream that has started to address congestion management and intra day trade. The 2nd CM workshop was held in Paris on 17 April 2007
  • Removal of reserve prices on IFA
  • Full intraday trading to be intrdouced by September 2008. (see workstreams section for more information).
Priority II: Balancing 
  • The British regulator Ofgem leads a workstream aimed at promoting reciprocal access to balancing markets. The 2nd w/s meeting took place on 23 March 2007
  • Ad hoc TSO work shop on 11 May 2007 to finalise model e.g. pricing and transparency elements.  (see workstreams section for more information).
  • A TSO to TSO model is currently being consulted on (Closing date 20 November 2007)that will provide such reciprocal access.
Priority III: Transparency 
  • The Republic of Ireland and Northern Irish regulators, CER and Ofreg, jointly lead a workstream aimed at increasing wholesale market transparency across the four territories.
  • A  paper is currently being drafted by Regulators with the aim that the Transparency Guidelines for Good Practice are implemented in the region (see workstreams section for more information).

Previous Key Achievements

PRIORITIES IN THE REGION

 

Interconnections

Transparency

Balancing

Regulation

Congestion Management

Other (region specific)

Interconnectors (Compliance with CM Guidelines, co-ordination) (S, M).

Wholesale markets and interconnectors (M).

Market integration and imbalance pricing.(M,L)

 

Compliance with CM Guidelines, TSO to TSO co-ordination (S).

 

Short term: (S) Medium term: (M) Long term: (L)

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN THE REGION
REM public consultation 
7 Papers and Consultation documents regarding market integration in France, UK, and Ireland

All documents for public consultation will be available in this place