European Network Code Development: Who's Who

This page tells you about the organisations involved in developing European Network Codes, what their roles are, and provides links to their websites.

 

The European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is responsible for setting policy and proposing legislation. It sets out the workplan for the development of Framework Guidelines and European Network Codes.

 

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) advises the EC and develops Framework Guidelines. Framework Guidelines are the high-level principles on which European Network Codes will be based. ACER will also lead on pan-European regulatory issues.

You can respond to consultations that set the direction for the European Network Codes through ACER’s website.

  • ACER's homepage
  • Subscribe to ACER's mailing list. (Click on the box on the left-hand side of the page entitled "Subscribe to ACER News")
  • The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) is a not-for-profit association where national regulators (NRAs) cooperate and exchange best practice. CEER also develops regulatory positions on behalf of NRAs.

 

Ofgem

Ofgem is the UK's representative on ACER.

 

European Network for Transmission System Operators for Electricity

The European Network for Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-e) drafts the European Network Codes and is the TSOs' organisation for Europe.

ENTSO-e's role includes coordinating network investment planning and generation outlook and adequacy assessments across TSOs. National Grid Electricity Transmission plc, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited, Scottish Power Transmission Limited and System Operator Northern Ireland are all members of ENTSO-e within the UK area.

 

The Department for Energy and Climate Change

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)'s website has information about how European changes are likely to impact the UK. UK policy is tackled on an issue by issue basis, with Europe as an increasingly common theme.