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Manual of Procedures

​​​​The Manual of Procedures, as required in Article 5 of Regulation 543/2013, is a technical guide which has been developed by ENTSO-E following discussions with stakeholders, a public consultation and review by ACER.

  1. details and format of the submission of data;
  2. standardised ways and formats of data communication and exchange between primary owners of data, TSOs, data providers and ENTSO-E;
  3. technical and operational criteria which data providers would need to fulfil when providing data to the central information transparency​ platform; and
  4. appropriate classification of production types referred to Articles 14(1), 15(1) and 16(1) of the Regulation

The Manual of Procedures particularly addresses primary owners of data, data providers and data consumers. It nevertheless generally aims at providing any party with all the information necessary to submit or extract data to or from ENTSO-E Transparency Platform.

The Manual of Procedures and related documents published under this link contain the changes agreed as the result of the revision process by ENTSO-E in close cooperation with ACER and other Stakeholders. They address the Transparency Platform stakeholders’ needs in terms of increased data quality, easiness of use and data quality.

The introduced changes refer but are not limited to the descriptions of the definitions on congestion management (redispatching items is to be confirmed); unavailability of consumption units; unavailability of generation and production units as well as anticipated operational improvements in terms of alternative ways of data download and support service level. The balancing data items might still change due to the voted Electricity Balancing Guideline that is coming into force soon and will set extra requirements on the Transparency Platform (Article 12).

In order to arrange the multiple changes, a Deployment Plan has been prepared, download the deployment plan​.


The new version of MoP documents shall be applicable once the Deployment Plan is executed.

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