Welcome to ACER – the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators Working towards a Single Energy Market to the benefit of all EU consumers!
We work towards a competitive, sustainable, secure and transparent Internal Energy Market to the benefit of all EU consumers.
ACER’s overall mission is to assist national energy regulatory authorities (NRAs) to perform their duties at EU level and to coordinate their actions whenever necessary.
ACER cooperates thus closely with NRAs but also EU institutions, and European associations of stakeholders, market participants, especially the European Networks of Transmission System Operators (ENTSOs), to deliver a series of instruments for the completion of a single EU energy market.
The main areas on which ACER activities focus are:
• Supporting European market integration: this is mainly done through the development of common network and market rules as well as through the coordination of regional intiatives which are concrete efforts from market participants to work towards greater integration.
• Advising EU institutions on trans-European Energy infrastructure issues: ACER issues opinions on ten-year network development plans with a view to making sure that these are in line with priorities set at EU level;
• Energy market monitoring: ACER has a general mission in terms of market monitoring at EU level and has since end 2011 a very specific responsibility when it comes to oversight of the wholesale energy trading.
ACER is a European body created under the Third Energy Package, a set of directives which came into force in 2009 with a view to speed up the completion of a single energy market for Europe.
ACER's opened its headquarters in Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia, on 3 March 2011.
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