Agency for the Co-operation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

An EU body with legal personality established by Regulation 713/2009 ( www.practicallaw.com/0-509-2235) . ACER provides a framework within which the national energy regulators can co-operate. At its inception, its role was mainly advisory but its role has grown. It has powers to adopt individual regulatory decisions in a number of specific cross-border situations, as well as decisions on certain technical matters, and market monitoring roles. It has a key role in relation to the adoption of the EU network codes for gas and electricity. ACER commenced operation on 3 March 2011 and is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. For more information, see Practice notes:

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