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
Pierre Castagné
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
Javier González
Europex
Other 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
Victor Charbonnier (EWEA)
WindEurope
Contact person / 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

  • 5 March CEER 27 February 27 February
  • 2 July Entso-E 24 June 24 June
  • 17 September Register Entso-E 10 September 10 September
  • 18 December CEER 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

  • 4 March Brussels 26 February 26 February
  • 1 July Register Entso-E 3 June 3 June
  • 16 September Brussels 13 September 3 September
  • 17 December Brussels 10 December 10 December

Meeting Documents

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
Brittney Becker
EASE
Member
Juan Marco
EDSO for smart grids
Member
Aurelio Tubilleja
EDSO for smart grids
Member
Michael Wilch
EDSO for smart grids
Member
Wouter Vancoetsem
Cenelec
Member
Daniel Fraile
WindEurope
Member
Stephen Cox
GEODE
Member
Mike Kay
GEODE
Member
Michaël Van Bossuyt
IFIEC
Member
David Freed
Ofgem
Member
Ton Geraerds
VGB Powertech
Member
Eric Dekinderen
VGB Powertech
Member
Barbara Bochynski
VGB Powertech
Member
Klaus Oberhauser
VGB Powertech
Member
Jean-Christophe Gault
EURELECTRIC
Member
Jan Rasmussen
EURELECTRIC
Member
Garth Graham
EURELECTRIC
Member
Gilda Amorosi
EURELECTRIC
Member
Jean-Noel Marquet
EURELECTRIC
Member
Luca Guenzi
EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
Member
Magdalena Kurz
EU Turbines - Solar Turbines
Member
Naomi Chevrillard
SolarPower Europe
Member
Toma Mikalauskaite
Orgalime
Member
Sigrid Linher
Orgalime
Member
Srinivasa Raju Addala
EUGINE
Member
Mustafizur Rahman
EUGINE
Member
Mats Ostman
EUGINE
Member
Gaëtan Claeys
EUGINE
Member
Marcel Bial
ESTELA
Member
Bernhard Schowe-von der Brelie
EFAC
Member
Maria-Eugenia Leoz-Martin-Casallo
European Commission
Observer
Elaine O' Connell
European Commission
Observer
Jakub Fijalkowski
European Commission
Observer
Vincenzo TROVATO
ACER
Observer
Alesa Slemenik
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

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

  • 21 March Brussels 14 March 14 March
  • 5 June ACER 28 May 28 May
  • 11 September Register ACER 4 September 4 September
  • 12 December Brussels 5 December 5 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
Matteo Moraschi
EASE
Member
Brittney Elzarei
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
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
Gilda Amorosi
EURELECTRIC
Member
Rabia IKRAM
EURELECTRIC
Member
Pierre Castagne
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
Maria-Eugenia Leoz-Martin-Casallo European Commission
Observer
Blanca Andres Ordax
European Commission
Observer
Jakub Fijalkowski
European Commission
Observer
Vincenzo Trovato
ACER
Observer
Tamara Lacic
ACER
Observer
Alesa Slemenik
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

Terms of Reference

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

Terms of Reference System Operations ESC

Calendar

  • 21 March Brussels 13 March 13 March
  • 4 June ACER 28 May 28 May
  • 11 September Register ACER 4 September 4 September
  • 13 December Brussels 6 December 6 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.

6th meeting - 5 April 2019, Brussels


5th meeting - 2 July 2018, Brussels


4th meeting - 8 March 2018, Brussels


3rd meeting
- 29 November 2017, Brussels


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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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