A new European Commission's study which was published in 25 July 2016, is focusing on how EU countries identify, prepare and respond to security of supply risks and emergency situations. The goal of the study is to provide with an overview and to highlight best practices as well as any gaps and inconsistencies in national strategies.
According to the study, there is a diverse range of plans across EU countries on electricity supply risk assessments, plans and rules. While most EU countries have plans to prevent and deal with electricity crises, the detail and scope of these plans varies considerably across the EU. Moreover, many national plans tend to focus uniquely on the national situation and not on the broader electricity supply risk. The results of the study also show that EU countries have different concepts of what an emergency situation is, and who should do what and when in such situations.
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