The Common Grid Model (CGM) Go-Live will allow intensifying data exchange amongst transmission system operators (TSOs) in Europe to strengthen grid security.

The CGM is one of the largest programs facilitated by all the member TSOs of ENTSO-E.

ENTSO-E is proud to announce the Go-Live of the CGM on 8 December 2021. This is the result of significant investment provided by all the TSOs members of ENTSO-E since 2011 when work first started on the CGM methodologies.

The CGM is a pan-European cooperation program that enables European electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) to seamlessly share operational planning data through a secure digital and communications network infrastructure. Using the CGM as its foundation, future regional coordination services to the ENTSO-E members will be delivered.

By ensuring greater visibility and insight into pan-European interconnection flows, it is a critical step in the broader effort to strengthen grid security, ensure cost-efficient operation, and increase cooperation and collaboration amongst the European TSOs and Regional Security Coordinators.

Commenting on the CGM Go-Live, Joachim Vanzetta, ENTSO-E Chair of the Board, declared: “ENTSO-E has a proud history of its Members working together across Europe to solve the most complex grid operation challenges. With the Go-Live of the Common Grid Model, ENTSO-E takes another step forward towards a more secure, resilient, and sustainable power system. I offer great thanks to all our member TSOs, RSCs, technology vendors, and stakeholders who helped make this vision a reality”.

About the Common Grid Model

The Common Grid Model (CGM) Go-Live is putting in place an operational CGM business process for mandated timeframes for TSOs and RCCs using the Physical Communication Network (PCN), ENTSO-E’s Operational Planning Data Environment (OPDE) Platform, including ENTSO-E’s Communication and Connectivity Service Platform (ECCoSP), and relevant business applications for secure pan-European data exchange, compliant with security requirements and data quality standards.


ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, is the association for the cooperation of the European transmission system operators (TSOs). The 42 member TSOs, representing 35 countries, are responsible for the secure and coordinated operation of Europe’s electricity system, the largest interconnected electrical grid in the world. In addition to its core, historical role in technical cooperation, ENTSO-E is also the common voice of TSOs

Press contact

ENTSO-E, Claire Camus, Policy & Communication Manager,, T: 0032 (0)476 97 50 93.