EU Network Codes

The Third Energy Package sets out the framework for a series of EU network codes to be developed by the European Transmission System Operators, working within Framework Guidelines developed by the Regulators in Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).

ENA’s Transmission System Operator (TSO) members are playing a key drafting role for the new codes through their participation in European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG). In addition, ENA has successfully lobbied for our distribution system operator members (DSOs) to be represented in DSO specific drafting discussions with the TSOs.

EU politicians have decreed that the internal market should be fully functioning by 2012, which implies the completion of every framework guideline and network code listed in the new Electricity and Gas Regulations. We have made the point that the pace of work on these pan European codes, particularly the more technical codes, should not be rushed simply to meet an arbitrary (political) deadline, and there are signs that this message has now been understood.

For further information please email Jane May, [email protected].