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The Estonian Competition Authority makes a proposal for changing the system of compensation for power outages

The Competition Authority has devised proposals for changes in the system of compensation for power outages in order to ensure fairer compensation to consumers in the event of substandard quality of the network service. The Authority has forwarded the proposals to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Public consultation on the demand response market framework for an independent aggregator in electricity markets

The Demand response Working Group, formed by the Estonian Competition Authority, Elering AS (Estonian TSO) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, has developed an initial concept for involving the flexibility of an independent aggregator into all electricity market levels in...

Memorandum of Understanding signed by Baltic energy market regulators

On 23th of June 2020 the Estonian Competition Authority, Public Utilities Commission of Latvia and National Energy Regulatory Council of Lithuania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the Baltic Energy Regulators’ cooperation on Electricity Market Development. The purpose of this...

Synchronisation of the power system of the Baltic States with the network of Central Europe enters second stage

On 27 April 2020, the energy regulators (the Competition Authority in Estonia) of the Baltic States and Poland signed an agreement which approves the second stage of the synchronisation of the Baltic States’ power systems with the network of Central Europe. The project is coordinated by the...

A recharging network for electric vehicles cannot become a monopoly

The Estonian Competition Authority points out in its letter to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, the Ministry of Justice, and Elektrilevi OÜ that in case of a recharging network for electric vehicles it is important to prevent creation of a monopoly. Directive (EU) 2019/944 of...

Competition Authority initiated proceedings in connection with a power failure in Narva, Narva-Jõesuu and Sillamäe

On May 20, the Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings against Elering AS in connection with the power failure on May 18 in Narva, Narva-Jõesuu and Sillamäe. The purpose of the proceedings is to identify the reasons for the power failure and whether there may be a violation of the...

The Competition Authority has confirmed the obligation of Elektrilevi OÜ to offer sellers of electricity the option of issuing single joint invoices

On 29 December 2015 the Competition Authority has confirmed the obligation of Elektrilevi OÜ to develop by the beginning of 2017 an IT solution and standard conditions according to which all sellers of electricity in the network region of Elektrilevi OÜ will have an option to issue to consumers...

Statement on a coordinated regional market surveillance

The Nordic and Baltic NRAs have for a long time partaken in cooperation with Nord Pool Spot for regional market surveillance. With the entry into force of REMIT, this cooperation has become even more important. Not only does REMIT put forward harmonised rules on wholesale energy trading within the...

The Competition Authority imposed a fine for breach of wholesale energy market rules on Elering AS

On 4 November 2015 the Competition Authority imposed a fine on Elering AS for breach of Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (hereinafter – REMIT). The said breach took place in June of 2014. The sum of the...

The Estonian Competition Authority invites to submit applications for Nominated Electricity Market Operator (NEMO) designation in the bidding zone in Estonia

On 24th of July 2015 European Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management (hereinafter – Regulation) ( was adopted. According to Regulation,...