What are Network Codes?

Network codes are a set of rules drafted by ENTSO-E, with guidance from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators ACER, to facilitate the harmonisation, integration and efficiency of the European electricity market. Each network code is an integral part of the drive towards completion of the internal energy market, and achieving the European Union’s energy objectives of:

  • At least 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels.
  • At least a 32% share of renewable energy consumption.
  • At least 32.5% energy savings compared with the business-as-usual scenario.

ENTSO-E also cooperates with the new EU DSO Entity on the drafting of Network Codes and Guidelines notably on cybersecurity and demand side flexibility ( More information on the Memorandum of Understanding between ENTSO-E and the EU DSO Entity)

EU Regulation 714/2009

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