European Stakeholder Committees

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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:

  • cross-national and national decisions,
  • the conclusion of regional agreements,
  • the creation of European-level common detailed methodologies and their actual (coordinated) application.

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.

About the committees

ACER and ENTSO-E have co-organised 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 was the first one to be formally established. The Grid Connection Stakeholder Committee was launched in 2016, and the System Operations Stakeholder Committee in 2017.

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 were approved by stakeholders themselves on their first meeting.

Objectives

The main objectives of the ESCs are:

  1. To contribute to monitoring progress in the NCs implementation process – as well as the operation and functioning of the processes and arrangements established according to the NCs – at local, regional and pan-European level as an overarching structure of all network codes;
  2. To serve as a platform to share general views on the NC implementation, with a particular focus to enable stakeholders to express their views and receive feedback;
  3. To contribute to a more informed decision-making process for the methodologies and rules still to be developed for the implementation of the NCs.

Market Stakeholder Committee

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Members

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.

Committee Members
Christophe Gence-Creux (ACER)
ACER
Contact person / Representative
Marie Montigny (CRE)
ACER
Other Representative
Mathieu Fransen (ACM)
ACER
Other Representative
Sven Kaiser (E-Control)
ACER
Other Representative
Lisa-Marie Mohr (BNetzA)
ACER
Other Representative
David Allmann (BNetzA)
ACER
Other Representative
Alain Marien (CREG)
ACER
other
Marc Malbrancke
CEDEC
Contact person / Representative
Paul de Wit
CEDEC
Other Representative
Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė
COGEN
Contact person / Representative
Matteo Moraschi
EASE
Contact person / Representative
Matti Supponen
EC
Contact person / Representative
Jérôme Le Page
EFET
Contact person / Representative
Guido Pasternack
EFET
Other Representative
Paul Giesbertz
EFET
Other Representative
Peter Styles
EFET
Other Representative
Sonia Saly
EFET
Other Representative
Marta Mendoza
ENTSO-E
Contact person / Representative
Corne Meeuwis
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Jean Verseille
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Kjell Barmsnes
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Marco Foresti
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Maria Luisa Llorens Casado
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Mark Csete
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Konrad Purchala
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Rosalia Cristina Cotino
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Roxana Ioana
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Zoltan Gyulay
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Gaëtan Claeys
EUGINE/EU-Turbines
Contact person / Representative
Melle Kruisdijk
EUGINE/EU-Turbines
Contact person / Representative
Sònia Clarena Barón
EUGINE/EU-Turbines
Other Representative
Charlotte Renaud
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Helene Robaye
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Ioannis Retsoulis
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Yannick Phulpin
Eurelectric
Other Representative
Christian Baer
Europex
Contact person / Representative
Andraz Savli
Europex
Other Representative
Andrew Claxton
Europex
Other Representative
Cosimo Campidoglio
Europex
Other Representative
David Assad
Europex
Other Representative
Hans Randen
Europex
Other Representative
Igor Chemisinec
Europex
Other Representative
Rafael Gómez-Elvira
Europex
All NEMO Committee Representative
Rickard Nilsson
Europex
Other Representative
Steve Wilkin
Europex
Other Representative
Carmen Gimeno
GEODE
Contact person / Representative
Johannes Vollmer
GEODE
Contact person / Representative
Mats Nilsson
GEODE
Other Representative
Petteri Haveri
GEODE
Other Representative
Mukund Bhagwat
IFIEC
Other Representative
Peter Claes
IFIEC
Other Representative
William Chan
IFIEC
Other Representative
Andreas Flamm
SEDC
Contact person / Representative
Peter Schell
SEDC
Other Representative

Terms of Reference

You can find the terms of reference of the market European stakeholder committee below.

Terms of Reference market European stakeholder committee

Meetings

All meeting documents (agenda, minutes, reports, and presentations) will be available for download on this page prior to each meeting.

Calendar

  • 11 March CEER Brussels 11 March 11 March
  • 17 June ENTSO-E Brussels 17 June 17 June
  • 23 September Register ENTSO-E Brussels 23 September 23 September
  • 8 December ENTSO-E Brussels 8 December 8 December

Presentations

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Balancing Stakeholders Group

This is a sub group of the Market Stakeholder Committee.

Background on Balancing and Ancillary Services Markets

Terms of Reference

You can find the terms of reference of the BSG below.

Terms of Reference

Meetings

    Meeting Documents

    15th Stakeholder Group Meeting 13 November 2019

    Imbalance Settlement Webinar 19 September 2018


    Grid Connection Stakeholder Committee

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    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.

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    Members

    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:

    Committee Members
    Michal Zakrzewski
    APPLiA (former CECED)
    Member
    Marc Malbrancke
    CEDEC
    Member
    Alberto Bridi
    CEDEC
    Member Subtitute
    Gunnar Kaestle
    COGEN
    Member
    Alexandra Tudoroiu
    COGEN
    Member Subtitute
    Anneli Teelahk
    EASE
    Member
    Juan Marco
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member
    Aurelio Tubilleja
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member
    Michael Wilch
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member
    David Quere
    Cenelec
    Member
    Thomas Schaupp
    Cenelec
    Member Subtitute
    Daniel Fraile
    WindEurope
    Member
    Vasiliki Klonari
    WindEurope
    Member
    Blandine Malvault
    WindEurope
    Member Subtitute
    Stephen Cox
    GEODE
    Member
    Mike Kay
    GEODE
    Member
    Carmen Gimeno
    GEODE
    Member Subtitute
    Michaël Van Bossuyt
    IFIEC
    Member
    David Freed
    Ofgem
    Member
    Heinz Berger
    Ofgem
    Member Subtitute
    Ton Geraerds
    VGB Powertech
    Member
    Eric Dekinderen
    VGB Powertech
    Member
    Barbara Bochynski
    VGB Powertech
    Member
    Klaus Oberhauser
    VGB Powertech
    Member
    Joerg Kaiser
    VGB Powertech
    Member Subtitute
    Jean-Christophe Gault
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Jan Rasmussen
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Garth Graham
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Natalia Plaskiewicz
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Jean-Noel Marquet
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Luca Guenzi
    EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
    Member
    Magdalena Kurz
    EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
    Member
    Maxime Buquet
    EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
    Member Subtitute
    Naomi Chevrillard
    SolarPower Europe
    Member
    Raffaele Rossi
    SolarPower Europe
    Member Subtitute
    Toma Mikalauskaite
    Orgalime
    Member
    Sigrid Linher
    Orgalime
    Member
    Heinz Berger
    Orgalime
    Member Subtitute
    Freddy Alcazar Barrientos
    EUGINE
    Member
    Assiet Aren
    EUGINE
    Member Subtitute
    Srinivasa Raju Addala
    EUGINE
    Member Subtitute
    Marcel Bial
    ESTELA
    Member
    Bernhard Schowe-von der Brelie
    EFAC
    Member
    Elaine O' Connell
    European Commission
    Observer
    Jakub Fijalkowski
    European Commission
    Observer
    Vincenzo TROVATO
    ACER
    Observer
    Alesa Slemenik
    ACER
    Observer
    Maria Barroso Gomes
    ACER
    Observer
    Marco Pasqua di Bisceglie
    ARERA (IT NRA)
    Observer
    Wieger Wiersema
    (ACM) Dutch Energy Regulator
    Observer
    Teelke Oldermann
    BNetzA (German Energy Regulator)
    Observer
    Astrid Anestad
    NVR (Norwegian Energy Regulator)
    Observer
    Valerie Reif
    European University Institute
    Observer
    Alexander Dusolt
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Sonya Twohig
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Stela Nenova
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Ioannis Theologitis
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Ralph Pfeiffer
    Amprion
    Member
    Jonathan Sprooten
    Elia
    Member
    Andres Pinto-Bello Gomez
    smartEN
    Member

    Terms of Reference

    You can find the terms of reference of the GC ESC below.

    Terms of Reference Grid Connection ESC

    Meetings

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    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.

    Calendar

    • 19 March Brussels 11 March 11 March
    • 4 June Register Webinar 28 May 28 May
    • 17 September Ljubljana 10 September 10 September
    • 10 December Brussels 3 December 3 December

    Presentations

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    System Operations Stakeholder Committee

    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.

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    Members

    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.

    Committee Members
    Marc Malbrancke
    CEDEC
    Member
    Florentien Benedict
    CEDEC
    Member
    Joris Soens
    CEDEC
    Member Subtitute
    Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė
    COGEN
    Member
    Gunnar Kaestle
    COGEN
    Member Subtitute
    Anneli Teelahk
    EASE
    Member Subtitute
    Michael Wilch
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member
    Sébastien Grenard
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member
    Manuel Jäkel
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member Subtitute
    Juan Marco
    EDSO for smart grids
    Member Subtitute
    Julie Finkler
    ClientEarth
    Member
    Eleni  Diamantopoulou
    ClientEarth
    Member Subtitute
    Daniel Fraile
    WindEurope
    Member
    Vasiliki Klonari
    WindEurope
    Member
    Blandine Malvault
    WindEurope
    Member
    Markus Jank
    GEODE
    Member
    David Spillet
    GEODE
    Member Subtitute
    Michaël Van Bossuyt
    IFIEC
    Member
    Stein Øvstebø
    IFIEC
    Member Subtitute
    Pavla Erhartova
    Europex
    Member
    Christian Baer
    Europex
    Member Subtitute
    Ton Geraerds
    VGB Powertech
    Member
    Klaus Oberhauser
    VGB Powertech
    Member
    Heinz Berger
    VGB Powertech
    Member Subtitute
    Eric Dekinderen
    VGB Powertech
    Member Subtitute
    Jean-Noel Marquet
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Ellen Diskin
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Markus Watscher
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Natalia Plaskiewicz
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Rabia IKRAM
    EURELECTRIC
    Member
    Yannick Phulpin
    EURELECTRIC
    Member Subtitute
    Garth Graham
    EURELECTRIC
    Member Subtitute
    Paul de Wit
    EURELECTRIC
    Member Subtitute
    Luca Guenzi
    EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
    Member
    Magdalena Kurz
    EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
    Member Subtitute
    Sonia Dunlop
    SolarPower Europe
    Member
    Naomi Chevillard
    SolarPower Europe
    Member Subtitute
    Toma Mikalauskaite
    Orgalime
    Member
    Blanca Andres Ordax
    European Commission
    Observer
    Jakub Fijalkowski
    European Commission
    Observer
    Vincenzo Trovato
    ACER
    Observer
    Alesa Slemenik
    ACER
    Observer
    Maria Barroso Gomes
    ACER
    Observer
    Reinhard Kaisinger
    E-Control
    Observer
    Thomas Hoelzer
    BNetzA
    Observer
    Marco Pasqua di Bisceglie
    ARERA
    Observer
    Valerie Reif
    European University Institute
    Observer
    Sonya Twohig
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Stela Nenova
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Bruce Riddington
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Ivan Taleski
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Céline Verheugen
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Alexander Dusolt
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Ioannis Theologitis
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Pilar Munoz-Elena
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Jacques Warichet
    ENTSO-E
    Member
    Tahir Kapetanovic
    APG
    Member
    Jean-Philippe Paul
    RTE
    Member
    Rafał Kuczyński
    PSE
    Member
    Knud Johansen
    Energinet
    Member
    Eduardo Lorenzo Cabrera
    REE
    Member
    César Clause
    RTE
    Member
    Luca Ortolano
    Terna
    Member
    Knut Eggenberger
    Elpec
    Member
    Andres Pinto-Bello Gomez
    smartEN
    Member

    Terms of Reference

    You can find the terms of reference of the System Operations ESC below.

    Terms of Reference System Operations ESC

    Calendar

    • 18 March Brussels 11 March 11 March
    • 3 June Register Webinar 27 May 27 May
    • 16 September Ljubljana 9 September 9 September
    • 9 December Brussels 2 December 2 December

    Presentations

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    Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group

    The Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group (NC IMG) is a forum for high level strategic coordination between the European Commission, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG).

    The NC IMG oversees the implementation and implementation monitoring of electricity network codes and gas network codes in the EU. Network codes and guidelines are rules to harmonise technical, operational and market rules governing the EU’s electricity grids and gas networks, making an integrated EU internal energy market possible.

    NC IMG reference paper with objectives and practical arrangements

    Information on implementation and implementation monitoring

    The Gas Network Codes Functionality Platform (FUNC) is a platform, managed by ACER and ENTSOG with the Commission’s support, where stakeholders can report cross-border, regional and European issues related to the implementation of gas network codes and guidelines. In this way ACER and ENTSOG aim to find solutions to the cross-border, regional and European issues identified.

    ACER and ENTSO-E co-organise three European Stakeholder Committees (ESCs), one for each family of electricity codes (market codes, operational codes, and connection codes). They complement rather than replace legal obligations to consult and inform stakeholders during the implementation of electricity network codes. Documents relating to their meetings are available here.

    A database for stakeholders that tracks all queries about electricity network codes can be accessed here.

    Terms of reference

    You can find the terms of reference of the Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group below.

    Terms of Reference

    Meetings

    The Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group (NC IMG) meets at least twice a year to oversee the implementation and implementation monitoring of electricity network codes and gas network codes in the EU.

    8th meeting - 19 November 2019, Brussels


    7th Meeting - 12 July 2019


    6th meeting - 5 April 2019, Brussels


    5th meeting - 2 July 2018, Brussels


    4th meeting - 8 March 2018, Brussels


    3rd meeting
    - 29 November 2017, Brussels


    Issue Logger

    The European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E), supported by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Commission, maintains this Issue Logger to enhance public access to and exchange of information regarding the implementation of Network Codes and Guidelines approved in line with Regulation (EC) No 714/2009

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