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Acerc is a think tank centre with a focus on the Albania energy market and its integration in Regional & IEM. The Acerc mission based on the in-depth knowledge of EU and Regional Energy Law and Policy and strives to provide aqualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and effective integration as well as efficient use of energy resources.

Acerc main activities consists in build-up collaborationand support to market players in the market researches such as the release of reports, articles and periodicals. Activity accompanied with the offering of the support in capacity building through national and regional seminars, trainings and conferences. Initiatives aims to enable in advocating in the energy sector promoting a forum called in Albanian School of Regulation.

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Moldovan regulator approves new energy tariffs, 28 Jul 2015

AER Notice July 2015 Posted on Tue, July 28, 2015 15:26:35

The Energy Community Secretariat welcomes the Moldovan Regulatory Authority Board’s (ANRE) decision of 18 July to increase the electricity and gas tariffs to end-consumers towards more cost reflective prices and adopting tariffs for access to electricity distribution networks. The adjustment of the electricity end-user tariffs was necessary to avoid a possible security of supply crisis, escalated by the recent depreciation of the Moldovan currency Lei. The Secretariat’s Deputy Director Dirk Buschle said: “ANRE’s decision constitutes a necessary pre-condition for stabilising Moldova’s energy sector, but further, more fundamental reform steps will need to follow.”

The adoption of tariffs for access to electricity distribution networks intends to rectify the failure to comply with its obligations under Directive 2009/72/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity. In May 2015, the Energy Community Secretariat sent an opening letter to the Regulator initiating a preliminary procedure for failure to adopt the distribution tariffs applicable to all eligible customers, including suppliers. The purpose of the letter is to give Moldova the possibility, within two months, to react to the allegation of non-compliance with Energy Community law.

National Energy Regulatory Agency of the Republic of Moldova – press release

Energy Community dispute settlement case 05/2015

Albania Approves New Law on Strategic Investments, ACERC Note 28 July 2015

AER Notice July 2015 Posted on Tue, July 28, 2015 11:06:30

Assembly of the Republic of Albania on the proposal of the Council of
Ministers decided on the date 28.05.2015, Law no. 55/2015 “On strategic
investments in the Republic of Albania”. This law comes into force after three
months its publication in the Official Journal.

In the so-called General provisions, Article 1 states that the purpose
of the law aims at promoting and attracting strategic investments, domestic and
foreign, in the sectors of economy, identified by this law as strategic
sectors, through the establishment of special favourable administrative procedures,
support for accelerating and mitigating services to investors.

Article 2 states that the object of the law is the establishes
procedures and rules that apply state bodies for reviewing, approving and
supporting strategic investment, both domestic and foreign, that are realized
in the Republic of Albania, as well as services to investors.

The above Law no. 55/2015 can be find in the here link
(in Albanian Language) and for more about the Albanian regulatory framework click here.

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the above notice in Albania language please scroll down —

Shqipëria Miraton Ligjin e Ri për
Investimet Strategjike, ACERC Note 28 July 2015

Kuvendi i Republikës
së Shqipërisë me propozimin e Këshillit të Ministrave vendosi në datën
28.5.2015, Ligjin nr. 55/2015 “Për investimet strategjike në Republikën e
Shqipërisë”. Ky ligj hyn në fuqi 3 muaj pas botimit në Fletoren Zyrtare.

Kreu I i
ashtuquajtur Dispozita të Përgjithshme ne Nenin 1 thuhet qe “Ky ligj synon
nxitjen dhe tërheqjen e investimeve strategjike, vendase dhe të huaja, në
sektorët e ekonomisë, të identifikuar prej këtij ligji si sektorë strategjikë,
nëpërmjet vendosjes së procedurave të posaçme administrative favorizuese,
lehtësuese apo përshpejtuese të mbështetjes e të shërbimeve ndaj investitorëve”.

Neni 2 mbi objektin
e ligjit thekson se “Ky ligj përcakton procedurat dhe rregullat që zbatojnë
organet shtetërore për shqyrtimin, miratimin dhe mbështetjen e investimeve
strategjike, vendase dhe të huaja, që realizohen në Republikën e Shqipërisë, si
dhe shërbimet ndaj investitorit”.

Për sa me sipër gjeni
ketu ligjin
ne gjuhen shqipe dhe për me shume rreth kuadrit rregullatorë shqiptare kliko këtu.

Redesigning Europe’s electricity market – give your feedback!, Monday, 27 July, 2015

AER Notice July 2015 Posted on Tue, July 28, 2015 08:17:52

Under its plans for Energy Union,
the EU wants to set the conditions for a reliable and affordable energy
supply for all EU citizens and businesses, and to make the EU the world
leader in renewable energy. In order to achieve this, Europe’s
electricity market needs to be redesigned – and the European Commission
is seeking your views on how.

In a consultation
launched in July, the Commission is seeking stakeholder’s views on:
improvements to market functioning and investment signals; market
integration of renewables; linking retail and wholesale markets;
reinforcing regional coordination of policy making, between system
operators and of infrastructure investments; the governance of the
internal electricity market; and a European dimension to security of

In a connected questionnaire,
the Commission is also seeking your feedback on aspects of the security
of Europe’s electricity supply, which are not covered in the main
consultation. This questionnaire explores in particular how national
governments prevent and manage risks related to the security of the
electricity supply, what roles and responsibilities should be taken on
by which players, and how transparency and cross-border cooperation can
be improved.

Both consultations close on 8 October 2015 and stakeholders are invited to reply to both.

Consultation on a new energy market design

Consultation on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply