The European Commission’s proposal to establish regional operational centres (ROCs) is a welcome step toward further integration of the EU internal electricity market. Yet, by expanding this proposal, policymakers could improve governance and the remit of the ROCs to ensure a truly regional, coordinated approach to efficient operation of Europe’s highly interconnected transmission system.
In a webinar held on 25 October 2017, Philip Baker of RAP and Julie Finkler of ClientEarth explored the Commission’s proposal and identified opportunities to capture the numerous benefits of regionalisation. As co-authors of a recent policy brief on ROCs, they provide concrete recommendations for protecting the interests of all electricity customers in the region, establishing an appropriate and transparent governance framework, and enhancing the pivotal role ROCs can play in system operation and risk-preparedness in the power sector.
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