European Stakeholder Committees

All meeting documents of the European Stakeholder Committees are publicly accessible.

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

Joint Statement by the Market Participants of the European 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 - MESC Chair

Marc Malbrancke - CEDEC Representative

Eleni Diamantopoulou - Client Earth Representative

Thomas Burman - Client Earth Representative

Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė - COGEN Representative

Matteo Moraschi - EASE Representative

Mathilde Lallemand - EC Representative

Jérôme Le Page - EFET Representative

Maria Popova - EFET Representative

Lorenzo Biglia - EFET Representative

Donia Peerhossaini - EURELECTRIC Representative

Rickard Nilsson - Europex Representative

Edmund Beavor - Europex Representative

Anna Smičková - GEODE Representative

Peter Claes - IFIEC Representative

Vasiliki Klonari – WindEurope representative

Vidushi Dembi - WindEurope representative

Aurelie Beauvais - SolarPowerEurope Representative

Tim Shittekatte - FSR Representative

Sonia Clarena Baron - EUGINE/EU-Turbines contact person

Annette Jantzen - EUGINE/EU-Turbines contact person

Andres Pintobello - SmartEn (SEDC) contact person

Stefan Doerig - SmartEn (SEDC) contact person

Lisa-Marie Mohr (BNetzA) - NRA Representative

Julio Quintela (CRE) - NRA Representative

Sven Kaiser (E-Control) - NRA Representative

Maarten Klijn (ACM) - NRA Representative

Nico Schoutteet (CREG) - NRA Representative

Rafael Gomez-Elvira - All NEMO Committee Chairman

Marta Mendoza-Villamayor - ENTSO-E contact person

Zoltan Gyulay - ENTSO-E contact person

Volha Veramyeva - ENTSO-E contact person

Kjell Barmsnes - ENTSO-E contact person

Peter Scheerer - ENTSO-E contact person

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

  • 19 January Online 12 January 12 January
  • 28 February Online 20 February 20 February
  • 13 June Online 5 June 5 June
  • 8 October Online 30 September 30 September
  • 3 December Online 25 November 25 November

Joint Statement by the Market Participants of the European Market Stakeholder Committee

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

    21st Stakeholders Group Meeting 26 October 2023

    20th Stakeholders Group Meeting 25 May 2023

    19th Stakeholders Group Meeting 27 October 2022

    18th Stakeholder Group Meeting 12 May 2022

    17th Stakeholder Group Meeting 20 October 2021

    16th Stakeholder Group Meeting 21 April 2021

    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
    • ACER
      • Uros Gabrijel Chairman
      • Aleksander Glapiak Member
      • Maria Barroso Gomes Member
      • Georgios Antonopoulos Member
    • APPLiA (former CECED)
      • Michal Zakrzewski Member
    • ARERA (IT NRA)
      • Marco Pasqua di Bisceglie Member
    • BNetzA (German Energy Regulator)
      • Teelke Oldermann Member
      • Nawid Sadighi Member Subtitute
      • Rose Kuhn Member Subtitute
    • CEDEC
      • Marc Malbrancke Member
    • COGEN
      • Gunnar Kaestle Member
      • Alexandra Tudoroiu Member Subtitute
    • Cenelec
      • Thomas Schaupp Member
      • Alberto Cerretti Member
    • CharIN
      • Julian Treichel Member
    • EASE
      • Thomas Lewis Member
    • EDSO for smart grids
      • Santiago Gallego Amores Member
      • Michael Wilch Member
    • EFAC
      • Bernhard Schowe-von der Brelie Member
    • EG CROS Chair
      • Marion Ndreko Member
    • EG HCF Chair
      • Freddy Alcazar Member
    • ENTSO-E
      • Dmitri Zastavnetchi Member
      • Marco Zaccaria Member Subtitute
      • Victor Charbonnier Member Subtitute
      • Bruno Gouverneur Member Subtitute
    • ENTSO-E - REE
      • Sergio Martínez Villanueva Member
    • ENTSO-E - TenneT
      • Mario Ndreko Member
    • ESTELA
      • Sam Rogers Member Subtitute
      • Marcel Bial Member
    • EU Turbines
      • Giovanna Tanda Member Subtitute
      • Luca Guenzi Member
      • Steffen Eckstein Member Subtitute
      • Hervé Biellmann Member Subtitute
    • EUGINE
      • Freddy Alcazar Barrientos Member
      • Assiet Aren Member Subtitute
      • Srinivasa Raju Addala Member Subtitute
    • EUI
      • Ellen Beckstedde Member
      • Emma Menegatti Member Subtitute
    • EURELECTRIC
      • Paul Wilczek Member Subtitute
      • Donia Peerhossaini Member
      • Thierry Vinas Member
    • European Commission
      • Elaine O' Connell Member
      • Jakub Fijalkowski Member
      • Beatriz Sinobas Member
    • Europgen
      • Keith Chambers Member
      • Sudharsana Govindaswami Member
    • GEODE
      • Mike Kay Member
      • Carmen Gimeno Member Subtitute
    • IFIEC
      • Michaël Van Bossuyt Member
      • Stein Øvstebø Member Subtitute
    • Orgalim
      • Martin Steossl Member
      • Ivana Jakovljevic Member
    • SmartEN
      • Andres Pintobello Member
    • SolarPower Europe
      • Naomi Chevrillard Member
      • Catarina Augusto Member Subtitute
      • Thorsten Buelo Member Subtitute
    • VGBE
      • Eric Dekinderen Member
      • Jennifer Kulinna Member Subtitute
      • Klaus Oberhauser Member
      • Roman Bertle Member Subtitute
      • Klaus Pfefferkorn Member Subtitute
    • WindEurope
      • Vasiliki Klonari Member
      • Vidushi Dembi 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

    • 12 March Brussels 27 February 27 February
    • 27 June Brussels 13 June 13 June
    • 11 September Ljubljana 28 August 28 August
    • 9 December Online 25 November 25 November

    Presentations

    All previous meetings


    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
    • ACER
      • Uros Gabrijel Chairperson
      • Aleksander Glapiak Observer
      • Georgios Antonopoulos Observer
      • Maria Barroso Gomes Observer
      • Mariia Melnychenko Observer
    • ARERA
      • Marco Pasqua di Bisceglie Observer
    • BNetzA
      • Thomas Hoelzer Observer
      • Lisa Dallinger Observer
    • CEDEC
      • Marc Malbrancke Member
    • CEDEC/DSO Entity
      • Florentien Benedict Member
    • COGEN
      • Gunnar Kaestle Member
      • Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė Member Subtitute
    • ClientEarth
      • Thomas Burman Member
    • DSO Entity
      • Serdar Bolat Member
    • EDSO for smart grids
      • Michael Wilch Member
      • Abel Santamaria Member
      • Santiago Gallego Amores Member subtitute
    • ENTSO-E
      • Gamze Dogan Member
      • Bruno Gouverneur Member
      • Victor Charbonnier Member
      • Cherry Yuen Member
      • Luca Ortolano Member
      • Laurent Rosseel Member
      • Habir Paré Member
    • EU Turbines
      • Luca Guenzi Member
      • Giovanna Tanda Member Subtitute
      • Steffen Eckstein Member Subtitute
      • Herve Biellmann Member Subtitute
    • EUGINE
      • Freddy Alcazar Member
      • Assiet Aren Member Subtitute
      • Srinivasa Raju Addala Member Subtitute
    • EURELECTRIC
      • Thierry Vinas Member
      • Donia Peerhossaini Member Subtitute
      • Paul Wilcek Member Subtitute
    • European Commission
      • Jakub Fijalkowski Observer
      • Beatriz Sinobas Observer
    • European University Institute
      • Ellen Beckstedde Observer
    • Europex
      • Pavla Erhartova Member
      • Christian Baer Member Subtitute
    • GEODE
      • Mike Kay Member
    • IFIEC
      • Stein Øvstebø Member
      • Michaël Van Bossuyt Member Subtitute
    • Ljungberg
      • Hanna Member
    • Orgalime
      • Martin Stoessl Member
    • SolarPower Europe
      • Naomi Chevillard Member
    • VGB Powertech
      • Eric Dekinderen Member
      • Klaus Oberhauser Member
    • WindEurope
      • Vidushi Dembi Member
      • Vasiliki Klonari Member Subtitute

    Terms of Reference

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

    Terms of Reference System Operations ESC

    Calendar

    • 15 March 2023 Online
    • 14 June 2023 Brussels
    • 29 September 2023 Ljubljana
    • 30 November 2023 Online

    Presentations

    All previous meetings


    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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