ENTSO-E Launches Dedicated Network Codes Website
The website http://networkcodes.entsoe.eu, provides all interested parties with some general information on the electricity sector in Europe, information on the individual electricity network codes, why they are required, and their role in achieving a single internal electricity market for Europe. The site, which will be updated regularly, is easily navigable so that people can access information quickly.
Speaking today Konstantin Staschus, Secretary-General of ENTSO-E said, "Since 2011 ENTSO-E and our colleagues in ENTSOG have been working with the European Commission and ACER drafting network codes which will facilitate the harmonisation, integration and efficiency of the European energy market. The creation of the single energy market is one of the most ambitious projects of this nature ever undertaken and involves many stakeholders, market participants and customers, whose input was and is critical to its success."
"The electricity industry is highly complex, as is the content of many of the network codes. However, ENTSO-E believes that given the enormous role electricity plays in every element of our day to day lives, it is critical that we make information about it as accessible as possible to people. We hope that this site and the information contained within it will assist in this and that our stakeholders or anybody interested in energy and electricity will find it useful and informative," he concluded.
ENTSO-E - European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
ENTSO-E is the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. The association represents 41 Transmission System Operators (TSOs) across 34 countries. As directed by Regulation (EC) 714/2009, ENTSO-E's role is to enhance cooperation between TSOs across Europe in order to assist in the development of a pan-European electricity transmission network in line with European Union energy goals.
Its specific aims are to:
Ensure the secure reliable operation of the increasingly complex network;
Facilitate cross-border network development and the integration of new renewable sources of energy;
Enhance the creation of the Internal Electricity Market (IEM) through standardised market integration and transparency procedures.
ENTSO-E is responsible for creating common tools (network codes), a Ten-Year Network Development plan, recommendations for the coordination of technical cooperation between TSOs within the EU, and annual outlooks for summer and winter electricity generation.