On February 27, a course on the new CNMC Energy Directives recently approved was held at the Enerclub’s headquarters in Madrid.

The approval of the RD Law 1/2019 establishes a new way of regulating and managing key aspects in the Energy sector such as: the remuneration for regulated activities, the access and connection tolls, the regulations methodologies for the wholesale market and the system operation’s management.

In order to have a better understanding of the new directives approved at the end of 2019, Enerclub has organized together with Deloitte a day to give an overview of the new regulation and the main technical and economic developments that will mark the evolution within the Energy sector in the coming years.

The event has been structured in 5 talks. With the participation of the CNMC Energy managers together with other relevant figures in the electric sector:

1 / The remuneration of electricity distribution networks

2 / The remuneration of the transport and the operation of electric networks

3 / The energy wholesale market and the system operation

4 / The financial remuneration rate applicable to the electric sector

5 / Access tolls for electric networks

As a complement to the talks, two round tables have been held with representatives of the main national energy companies: VIESGO, NATURGY, CIDE, EDP, ENDESA and IBERDROLA and other agents in the sector such as ACE, AEDIVE and OCU. They have discussed about two especial relevant topics: network access tolls and the distribution networks remuneration.

Conclusions of the session

ARIADNA Grid has attended this session in order to come aware of all the regulation novelties. The balance has been positive for several reasons. On one hand, it has shown the process that the CNMC has followed in the elaboration of the directives since it took over its new responsibility in Energy matters in early 2019. On the other hand, the presentation of each directive by the responsible in the CNMC has been a transparency exercise praised within the sector. Likewise, throughout the day a constructive debate has been established between the regulator (CNMC) and the different agents affected by the directives regarding their application, scope and implications.

Everyone makes a positive reading of the directives, even if there are points for improvement. Participants highlighted the commitment with the energy transition that the new directives represent and the need for all measures to be taken through the dialogue.

Note the positive balance of the Circulars by the companies of the sector. All have highlighted the commitment to the energy transition and the need to ensure that any measures to be taken from the dialogue.