Annex 1 – Network Codes and Clean Energy Package: Focus on Implementation
What is ENTSO-E’s role in the implementation?
The implementation of European legislation is done on national, regional, and pan-European levels and often in combination. TSOs, as well as DSOs, market participants and regulators at the EU, regional and national levels, are involved in various ways. In some cases, Network Codes or primary legislation define clear and detailed roles for specific bodies/entities; in others, legal provisions are less detailed and require an additional layer of text to define roles and processes.
Implementation responsibility in Network Codes and Guidelines
|Task attributed to||Responsibility||Approval14|
|Pan-European ‘All TSOs’||All TSOs||ACER|
|Regional ‘All TSOs’||TSOs of the region||NRAs of the region. ACER to make the final decision if NRAs cannot agree15|
|National||Depending on national legislation (TSO, DSO…) (ENTSO-E may provide supporting documents and guidance)||National NRAs|
|‘All TSOs’ refers to the TSOs of all EU countries (pan-European ‘All TSOs’), or to the TSOs of a specific EU region (regional ‘All TSOs’).|
Table 6 – Entities responsible for pan-European, regional and national tasks
14 In accordance with CEP provisions of the Electricity Regulation 2019/943.
15 In accordance with art. 5(3) of the ACER Regulation 2019/942.
Monitoring the implementation
ENTSO-E is responsible for the monitoring of the implementation of Network and Guidelines, as defined by the legal provisions of the latter. To fulfil this obligation, ENTSO-E elaborates monitoring plans and publishes reports. It also collects data, (termed ‘lists of information’), and designs and implements interfaces for data collection. Based on new provisions under Regulation (EU) 2019/943, ENTSO-E will further cooperate with the future EU DSO entity on the monitoring of the implementation of possible new Network Codes and Guidelines. These will be adopted pursuant to this Regulation and are relevant to the operation and planning of distribution grids and the coordinated operation of the transmission and distribution networks.
ENTSO-E and ACER have signed an agreement for data collection and provision to ACER. This agreement is currently being used at first for the monitoring of the CACM and then should be extended to other network codes and guidelines.
ENTSO-E Annual Report 2019
This Annual Report covers the period from January to December 2019. It focuses on the legal mandates given to ENTSO-E. Activities covered in this report have been performed thanks to the 42 members of ENTSO-E who provide its financial resources and whose staff provides expertise to the Association.
- System Operation
- System Development
- Transparency Regulation
- Research, Development and Innovation
- Cybersecurity, Interoperability and Data
- TSO–DSO partnership and demand side flexibility