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Press review of 22/06/16

CHRISTINE GOUBET-MILHAUD BECOMES UFE’S NEW PRESIDENT
Christine Goubet-Milhaud officially became UFE’s new President during the handover ceremony organized on June 2nd, succeeding to Robert Durdilly. CEOs of RTE, ENGIE, EDF and MEDEF took the floor welcoming the work accomplished by the electricity association. She was previously HR Transformation Director at the EDF Corporate HR Division in charge of HR transformation issues and chaired the EDF SA CCE (Central Works Council). Christine Goubet-Milhaud holds a Masters Degree in Private and Public Law and is a graduate of Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Contexte June 6th, 2016
AFIEG INSISTS ON THE NECESSITY TO IMPLEMENT A CAPACITY MECHANISM
Marc Boudier, Chairman of the French Independent Association for Electricity and Gas (AFIEG), stated on June 8th during his hearing at the National Assembly that “without a capacity mechanism, numerous actors will disappear in France” and underlined the subsequent risks bearing on the security of supply in the upcoming months and years.
Contexte, June 9th, 2016
ITRE COMMITTEE ADOPTED THE INITIATIVE REPORT ON THE NEW ENERGY MARKET DESIGN
The European Members of Parliament of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee adopted on June 14 the initiative report on the new energy market design, drafted by Werner Langen (EPP, DE). In this report, the MEPs notably stressed the need to strengthen price signals, and defined several criteria to be met for the introduction of capacity mechanisms. According to the report, the interconnection target, set to 10% by 2020, should be declined by regions and subject to a cost-benefit analysis. To date, the European Parliament will vote on this report in plenary session on September 12th. The European Commission will present its legislative proposal before the end of the year.
European Parliament, June 14th, 2016
THE FLORENCE FORUM CALLS FOR NEW RULES ON SUPPORT SCHEMES
Following the 31st European Electricity Regulation Forum held in Florence on June 13th and 14th, participants stressed in the Forum’s conclusions the necessity to adopt a “robust and stble regulatory framework for renewables” for the post-2020 period, and called for the European Commission to develop common rules on support schemes, in order to “facilitate a market-based and more regionalized approach to renewables”. They also expressed their support to the reinforcement of TSO-DSO cooperation on data management, and to a clear framework for capacity mechanisms.
Florence Forum, June 15th, 2016
The number of electric objects is likely to increase due to the rise of smart devices
French people own 99 electric objects at home on average, representing 200 kilograms per inhabitant. Whilst bigger devices have a longer lifetime (screens last 12 years on average), small ones are renewed more often (2 years for tablets)… Besides, the larger the accommodation is, the more numerous electric devices there are. In the future, smart homes will increase the quantity of electric and electronic objects purchased by the French population.
Le Figaro, June 16, 2016

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