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Since 2011, considerable effort has been devoted to the development of the Network Codes. The involvement of stakeholders such as consumer organisations, generators, suppliers and many others from across the European electricity sector has in particular been key to the successful adoption of an efficient set of Network Codes.
The drafting and approval of NCs is however just the start. The NCs have been designed to help realise Europe’s triple energy policy objective of developing a reliable, sustainable and competitive electricity sector. For this to happen, they need to be implemented and complied with across Europe.
This represents an important challenge for the sector with each NC requiring a series of steps to be taken, before being considered as fully implemented. This process will include amongst other things:
All market participants, grid users, DSOs, Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs), Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) will be involved in the extensive required development work and consultation.
Effective stakeholder engagement is essential to the overall success of the overall objectives. In practice, this involves efficient and intensive sharing of views and information by all interested parties throughout the process as a whole.
The European Network Codes Stakeholder Committees, chaired by ACER, will insure that throughout the implementation program, stakeholders are kept abreast of developments and provided with a forum to express their views and feedback.
ACER and ENTSO-E will co-organise three European Stakeholder Committees (ESCs), one per family of codes (Market codes, Operational codes and Connection codes). These Committees aim to complement, and not to replace, the legal obligations of stakeholder consultation and information included in the NCs during the implementation period.
Following the entry into force of the first market Network Code in August 2015, the Market stakeholder committee is the first one to be formally established. The connection and operations committees will be set up after the first codes enter into force.
In order to establish an efficient structure, which delivers on all stakeholders expectations, ACER and ENTSO-E organised a public consultation in 2015. Over 30 stakeholder organisations responded to the consultation. Subsequently, ACER and ENTSO-E jointly proposed a set of rules for the stakeholder committees, which will be approved by stakeholders themselves on their first meeting.
The main objectives of the ESCs are:
Members / Next Meeting / Meeting Presentations
Go to Balancing Stakeholder Group
A call for expression of interest to participate in the Market European Network Codes Stakeholder Committee was issued by ACER and ENTSO-E in June 2015.
You can find the terms of reference of the market European stakeholder committee below.
Terms of Reference market European stakeholder committee
The next meeting of the Market ESC will take place on 6 March 2017, at ENTSO-E, Brussels, Belgium.
All documents are to be submitted for the meeting no later than 20 February 2017
The meeting will be streamed. The link for the streaming will be provided shortly before the start of the meeting.
All meeting documents (agenda, minutes, reports, and presentations) will be available for download on this page prior to each meeting.
Previous all NEMOs Consultation
This is a sub group of the Market Stakeholder Committee.
Background on Balancing and Ancillary Services Markets
The Grid Connection ESC is the second of three ESCs ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders in the implementation process of the Network Codes and Guidelines. The Grid Connection ESC will ensure that stakeholders are kept up-to-date on developments and provided with a platform to express their views and feedback on Network Code implementation.
A call for expression of interest to participate in the Grid Connection European Stakeholder Committee was issued by ACER and ENTSO-E on 22 January 2016.
The Grid Connection ESC will be composed of representatives of the following associations:
You can find the terms of reference of the GC ESC below.
Terms of Reference Grid Connection ESC
The next meeting of the Grid Connection ESC will take place on 14 March 2017, at ENTSO-E, Brussels, Belgium.
All documents are to be submitted for the meeting no later than 28 February 2017
Meeting will be Streamed on the day
All meeting documents (agenda, minutes, reports, and presentations) will be available for download on this page ideally two weeks, and at least 5 working days, prior to the next GC ESC meeting.
The System Operation ESC (SO ESC) is the third ESC set up with the aim to ensure effective engagement of stakeholders in the implementation process of the Network Codes and Guidelines. The SO ESC will ensure that stakeholders are kept up-to-date on developments and provided with a platform to express their views and feedback on Network Code implementation.
A call for expression of interest to participate in the System Operation European Stakeholder Committee was issued by ACER and ENTSO-E on 12 January 2017.
If you have any questions or queries you would like to put to the European Stakeholder Committees please use the email below
ENTSO-E, Brussels, Belgium