The Nordic electricity market in the EU´s Energy Union
The Norwegian Parliament is currently considering whether the EU’s third energy package should be implemented in the EEA Agreement and incorporated in Norwegian law.
Illustration: Clean Energy for All Europeans (The European Commission)
In Norway, the parliamentary process has resulted in a broad public debate on what consequences an affiliation with the EU’s energy union and the energy agency ACER may have for Norwegian resource management.
- What exactly is ACER’s function and responsibility?
- What does it mean in practice that the national regulatory authorities shall act independent of the national government?
- What particular challenges arise for non-EU Member States, such as Norway?
- Which challenges and opportunities do the EU legislation entail for the Norwegian power sector?