This week, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) launched consultations on several important areas for energy market participants. They include indicators to assess barriers to entry for new entrants to the European electricity market and to shape prices in this market. The consultations will run until Sunday, October 25.

Other ACER consultations relate to the products proposed by designated electricity market operators (NEMOs) in day-ahead market coupling and are conducted under the Commission Regulation establishing guidelines for capacity allocation and management transmission restrictions. These consultations are aimed at reaching the most appropriate decision on the proposal presented by the NEMO. Comments on them can be submitted by Tuesday, October 27 this year.

The information obtained from the consultation will be used to identify barriers to the development of competition and indicators used to monitor them, as well as a combination of these indicators. The aim of the work undertaken is to support national regulators in better identifying and removing market barriers, as well as in monitoring progress in designing EU energy markets. ACER and ERO encourage interested entities to participate in public consultations.

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