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Consultation on a planned procedural clarification in four electricity guidelines by way of a Commission Implementing Regulation


Opening date

Target audience

Electricity Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Nominated Electricity Operators (NEMOs), Distribution System Operators (DSOs), associations of TSOs, NEMOs and DSOs, electricity system users and consumers and their associations, regulatory authorities and other public authorities, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), other relevant stakeholders (inside and outside of the European Union).

Why we are consulting

Objective of the consultation

Pursuant to Article 61 of the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943 the Commission is empowered to adopt and amend binding guidelines in the areas listed in Articles 59 (Network Codes) and 61 (Guidelines). In this context the Commission seeks the views of ACER, the ENTSO for Electricity, the EU DSO entity and, where relevant, other stakeholders, as required by Art 61(6).

The planned Commission Implementing Regulation intends to clarify ambiguous wording in the provisions on the process for developing and approving more detailed joint rules under guidelines (Commission Regulations) governing key cross-border aspects of the electricity wholesale market in the EU and to align those provisions with the new Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943 and the ACER Regulation (EU) 2019/942 adopted in 2019.

Full title of the planned initiative is “Commission Implementing Regulation amending Article 9 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 of 24 July 2015 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management, Article 4 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1719 of 26 September 2016 establishing a guideline on forward capacity allocation, Articles 4 to 7 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing and Articles 5 to 8 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 of 2 August 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation in order to clarify the process for adopting terms and conditions or methodologies under those guidelines and in order to align the text of the above listed articles with the relevant provisions in Regulation (EU) 2019/943 of 5 June 2019 on the internal market for electricity and Regulation (EU) 2019/942 of 5 June 2019 establishing a European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.”

The proposed amendments are further explained through track changes and comments in the consultation document.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to reply to this consultation by sending your input by e-mail to ENER-Network-Codesatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ENER-Network-Codes[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).

Please submit your response to this consultation by 15 June 2020 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. Please read the specific privacy statement for this consultation regarding the collection and use of your personal data provided on this occasion and the rights and obligations deriving therein. In case you would like to keep your submission confidential, please indicate so in your submission.

We welcome your contribution in any official language of the European Union. However, we would prefer receiving your contribution in English.

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Reference document

Consultation on amendments to procedural provisions in electricity network codes and guidelines


Responsible service: DG Energy, Unit B2 – Wholesale markets; electricity & gas

Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate General for Energy
Unit B2 – Wholesale markets; electricity & gas
1049 Brussels

Email: ENER-Network-Codesatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (ENER-Network-Codes[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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