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Towards a Pan-European Security of Supply Regime


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Oliver Koch of DG Energy presented on a future security of supply regime at the Vienna Forum on European Energy Law 2016

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Towards a Pan-European Security of Supply Regime

  1. 1. Energy Towards a Pan-European Security of Supply Regime Oliver Koch DG Energy EU Commission This presentation replects solely the personal views of the author and does not bind the EU Commission
  2. 2. Energy Security of Supply across borders WHY?
  3. 3. Energy No cooperation = Problem
  4. 4. Energy Generation adequacy 2025 - individual Member States Generation adequacy 2025 – EU aggregated
  5. 5. Energy Security of Supply across borders How?
  6. 6. Energy Issue: solidarity in parallel scarcity ?
  7. 7. Energy • Shift from national to regional approach • Solidarity as legal obligation • Provision on EU-EnC Security Region
  8. 8. Energy EU-EnC Security Region How?
  9. 9. Energy • Missing SOS Legislation in EnC ? • How to enforce obligations at EU-EnC borders? (reverse flows, plan coordination, solidarity) Eu-EnC Security Region Legal Obstacles
  10. 10. Energy • Introduce SOS Legislation in EnC (“Joint Act”) • “Switch on Clause” in new EU SOS-Regulation • Obligations for EU towards EnC countries, i.e to apply provisions across borders (e.g. plan coordination, solidarity, curtailment prohibition,…) => From political to legal SOS Region; Reciprocity Eu-EnC Security Region Proposed Solution
  11. 11. Energy Thank you for your attention Dr. Oliver Koch Deputy Head of Unit European Commission DG Energy Unit B-2 (Wholesale markets - electricity & gas) DM 24 – 6/117 Brussels/Belgium ++32 229 87302