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European network codes

The Third Energy Package of European legislation created a requirement for European network codes (ENC), covering grid connections, markets, and system operation. The codes are designed to provide a sustainable, secure and competitive electricity market across Europe.

Commencement of ENCs

The final ENCs are expected to come into force during 2017. Implementation activities in Britain will continue for a number of years. Grouped into three areas, there are eight European network codes required by the Third Energy Package.