Aphaia representatives Maria Barroso Gomes and Urša Primožič attended the Agency for the Cooperation of the Energy Regulators’ 1st annual conference that took place on 14 March 2012 at the Castle of Ljubljana.
The conference celebrated ACER’s first year in operation and featured high level experts from the field of energy, among them representatives of the energy industry, the EU Member States energy regulators and the European Commission.
The participants discussed what has been achieved thus far in the establishing of the Internal Energy Market, specifically the internal markets for energy and gas, and what still needs to be done until the market becomes a reality in 2014. Among the issues raised were the challenge of rolling out a pan-European energy infrastructure and ensuring the transparency and integrity of the Internal Market to better benefit EU consumers.
At the occasion of its Annual Conference, ACER published its first Regional Initiatives Status Review Report. The report, focusing on the year 2011, as well as its future editions are meant as transparency tools for all stakeholders and energy consumers, allowing them to follow developments in the integration of energy markets at regional level as a step towards the completion of a single European Internal Energy Market.