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# Our Governance
ENTSO-E is governed by an Assembly representing the 39 Transmission System Operators and by a Board consisting of 12 elected members.

Assembly

Hervé Laffaye

Hervé Laffaye

President of the Assembly

RTE

Zbyněk Boldiš

Zbyněk Boldiš

Vice-President of the Assembly

CEPS

Board

Joachim Vanzetta

Joachim Vanzetta

Chair of the Board

Amprion

Liam Ryan

Liam Ryan

Vice-Chair of the Board

EirGrid

Dirk Biermann

Dirk Biermann

Member of the Board

50Hertz Transmission

Damian Cortinas

Damian Cortinas

Member of the Board

RTE

Maurice Dierick

Maurice Dierick

Member of the Board

Swissgrid

Guido Guida

Guido Guida

Member of the Board

Terna

Frank-Peter Hansen

Frank-Peter Hansen

Member of the Board

TenneT TSO

Søren Dupont Kristensen

Søren Dupont Kristensen

Member of the Board

Energinet

Robert Paprocki

Robert Paprocki

Member of the Board

PSE

Eduardo Prieto

Eduardo Prieto

Member of the Board

REE

Taavi Veskimägi

Taavi Veskimägi

Member of the Board

Elering

Dimitar Zarchev

Dimitar Zarchev

Member of the Board

ESO EAD

Committees

Håkon Borgen

Håkon Borgen

Research Development & Innovation Committee Chair

Statnett SF

Gerald Kaendler

Gerald Kaendler

System Development Committee Chair

Amprion

Fokke Elskamp

Fokke Elskamp

Legal and Regulatory Group Chair

TenneT TSO B.V.

Tahir Kapetanovic

Tahir Kapetanovic

System Operations Committee Chair

Austrian Power Grid

Kjell A. Barmsnes

Kjell A. Barmsnes

Market Committee Chair

Statnett SF

Radek Hartman

Radek Hartman

Information & Communication Technologies Committee Chair

ČEPS a.s.

## Association documents

ENTSO-E was formally established and given legal mandates by the EU’s Third Energy Package, which was adopted in July 2009. Although the Third Energy Package did not formally apply until March 2011, ENTSO-E was created in December 2008 and fully operational as of July 2009.

In December 2010, in order to be fully compliant with the obligations under Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 regarding the establishment of the Association, ENTSO-E submitted its Articles of Association and Internal Regulations to the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Commission (EC). Based on the opinions formulated by ACER and the EC, ENTSO-E’s Assembly adapted the documents in June 2011.

The Articles of Association and Internal Regulations were further reviewed and improved in September 2014.

The Articles of Association govern, among others, the operation of ENTSO-E, its membership, the roles and relationships between the various ENTSO-E’s bodies and the distribution of voting rights between the members.

The Internal Regulations complements the Article of Association by defining the practical and technical rules and procedures governing the operations of the Association.

## Principles of Conduct #### Context - ENTSO-E is the Brussels based association of the European Electricity TSOs which, on a non-profit-making basis, pursues the co-operation of the European TSOs both on pan-European and regional levels. It coordinates TSOs' actions in the fields of transmission system operation, system development, market development and research. - The work is focused on promoting completion and functioning of the internal energy market in electricity and cross border trade. Furthermore, it has an active and important role in the European rule setting process, in compliance with EU legislation (network codes, Ten-Year Network Development Plans). - The legally mandated tasks assigned to ENTSO-E in several EU Regulations, including the 2009 Regulation on Cross-Border Electricity Trading and the 2013 Regulation on Guidelines for Trans-European Energy Infrastructure, significantly shape ENTSO-E's work. - The EU's Council, Parliament, and Commission have assigned these mandates to ENTSO-E because the TSOs are independent, thoroughly regulated and pursue the interests of the society at large. - TSOs are neutral in the energy markets and their responsibility and expertise are crucial for most energy policy goals, as large power systems are among the most complex systems ever created, both in their spatial and temporal dimensions. - Being the legally mandated association of European TSOs, and given the important neutral role of the TSOs, ENTSO-E provides to policy makers, regulators, market participants and the public valuable information about the European power system in publications and information systems. - Besides information and data, ENTSO-E also provides important analyses and proposals, based on its legally mandated tasks, or taking initiative for the benefit for the society, building on the TSOs' experience in operating and developing the European transmission systems, as well as in building up an efficient electricity market. #### Principles - Regulation of the TSOs is designed to align their interests with those of consumers and society at large. Therefore, in shaping analyses, providing advice, making proposals and discharging our formal responsibilities, ENTSO-E is committed to always focusing on the public interest. - ENTSO-E listens and strives to understand customers, stakeholders and other relevant parties' concerns. - ENTSO-E aims to explain its work products in easy-to-understand ways, and aims to continuously improve the quality of its work products using stakeholder feedback as an important contribution. - ENTSO-E respectfully receives energy policy direction, laws, guidelines and regulatory rulings from the national and European governments, Council, Parliament, Commission and regulators and provides them feedback on the implications of policy decisions. Policymakers can count on ENTSO-E to support them in the delivery of such energy policy measures and, where directly applicable to pan-European TSO activity, to provide leadership in implementation.
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