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15.10.2021

Elektrilevi must pay more attention to the elimination of network connection interruptions

On 27 April this year, the Estonian Competition Authority completed the supervision proceedings regarding the fire in the Jõgeva regional substation and the large-scale power outage that occurred as a result. The authority established that Elektrilevi AS violated the quality requirements for...
12.10.2021

The Latvian and Estonian regulators support the methodology for electricity trade with Russia

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and the Estonian Competition Authority (ECA) support the capacity calculation methodology jointly developed by JSC Augstsprieguma tīkls and JSC Elering, which specifies how electricity capacity for trade with Russia will be calculated.   The PUC has...
06.10.2021

Equal opportunities must be ensured in the development of the offshore wind farm network

The Competition Authority is of the opinion that the interests of all offshore wind farm developers must be observed in the construction of the offshore wind farm network and equal opportunities must be ensured for all developers. The plan of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications...
17.09.2021

The Estonian Competition Authority advises consumers to be careful when changing the electricity package

The Estonian Competition Authority advises consumers to be very careful when changing the electricity package. The price of electricity has been very high in the last month, rising above 130 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh) on several days. It is important for consumers to assess whether the chosen...
10.09.2021

Information on PUC and ECA conclusions on NERC publication

The Public Utilities Commission (Latvian national regulatory authority, hereinafter – PUC) and Estonian Competition Authority (Estonian national regulatory authority, hereinafter – ECA) are particularly concerned about the NERC’s approved and published information as it continuously fails to...
30.04.2021

The Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings in connection with the fire in Jõgeva substation

On 29 April, the Competition Authority initiated supervision proceedings against Elektrilevi in connection with a failure due to a fire in the regional substation in Jõgeva on 27 April which caused an extensive power outage in the city of Jõgeva and the surrounding areas. The purpose of the...
Autor: Johannes Arro
30.03.2021

The Estonian Competition Authority recommends phasing out support for renewable energy

The Competition Authority analysed the support schemes for renewable energy implemented in Estonia as well as their economic impact and recommends transitioning to a market-based solution and phasing out the support for renewable energy. In 2007, the Electricity Market Act set the period for...
10.03.2021

The Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish energy regulators are having a public consultation regarding a study on regulation (EU) 2016/1719 Article 30(4).

The Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Finnish energy regulators are having  a public consultation regarding a study on regulation (EU) 2016/1719 Article 30(4). The consultation will be held jointly by Finland and the Baltic States. The Finnish regulatory authority is leading this...
08.01.2021

The Competition Authority conducts supervision proceedings against Elering AS in order to verify compliance with the rules of the wholesale energy market integrity and transparency

The Competition Authority has initiated supervision proceedings against Elering AS in order to verify whether the system operator has sufficiently and timely informed the market about the capacities of the Balticconnector gas pipeline between Estonia and Finland. Pursuant to EU Regulation (1227/...
07.10.2020

Public consultation to analyse the need for hedging instruments for electricity market

The Estonian Competition Authority, together with Public Utilities Commission of Latvia announces a public consultation to investigate the needs for hedging instruments at the borders of the Estonian and Latvian bidding zone areas (EE-FI, EE-LV and LV-LT borders, all in both directions), according...

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