The Council of the European Energy Regulators (CEER) announce the publication of its two new gas reports:

(1) CEER Concept Paper on Security of Gas Supply; and
(2) CEER Report Monitoring Implementation of the Gas Storage Guidelines of Good Practice (GGPSSO) and the GSE Transparency Template.

As an input to the ongoing revision of EU Regulation 994/2010 on security of gas supply, we set out in our Concept Paper our recommendations for measures to safeguard security of gas supply. The paper builds on concepts and ideas we put forward in the CEER response (April 2015) to the European Commission’s public consultation on gas security of supply. Overall, we make an appeal for the use of the market-based measures (in the “prevention phase”), for greater regional cooperation and for explicit involvement of National Regulatory Authorities in the security of supply decision-making process.

Our Report Monitoring Implementation of the Gas Storage Guidelines of Good Practice and the Gas Storage Europe’s (GSE) Transparency Template shows how well these two important voluntary initiatives have been implemented. In many cases, the results are positive and CEER welcomes the efforts made by gas Storage System Operators (SSOs). There are, however, a number of areas where improved implementation is necessary to ensure that European storage markets are functioning effectively (such as, information provision and transparency). The report encourages European SSOs to work towards full implementation of these important initiatives.

For the documents please click here.