Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

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Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Agency overview
Formed 3 September 2009 (2009-09-03)
Jurisdiction European Union
Agency executive
  • Alberto Pototschnig, Director
Key document

The European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) is an Agency of the European Union by the Third Energy Package in 2009.[1] It was established in 2010 and has its seat in Ljubljana, Slovenia.[2]

On 6 May, the Administrative Board designated Alberto Pototschnig as its first Director. By deciding on their director and chairs, ACER took a step forward towards becoming fully operational.

The basis for the establishment of ACER is Regulation 713/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of 13 July 2009. The Regulation describes the establishment and legal status, tasks, organisation and financial provisions.[3]

ACER is the second intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. The first was the International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE).[4]


The agency:

  • complements and coordinates the work of national regulatory authorities,
  • participates in the creation of European network rules,
  • takes, under certain conditions, binding individual decisions on terms and conditions for access and operational security for cross border infrastructure,
  • gives advice on various energy related issues to the European institutions, and
  • monitors and reports developments at the European energy markets, primarily on the framework of the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT)

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