What are Network Codes?
Network codes are a set of rules drafted by ENTSO-E, with guidance from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), to facilitate the harmonisation, integration and efficiency of the European electricity market. Each network code is an integral part of the drive towards completion of the internal energy market, and achieving the European Union’s 20-20-20 energy objectives of:
- at least 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels.
- at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption.
- at least 27% energy savings compared with the business-as-usual scenario.
The code families
- Entered into force
- Awaiting entry into force
Capacity calculation methodology
Intraday coupling go-live
Regional Security Coordinators implemented
Synchronous area operational aggreement
All connection codes implemented
Common platform for balancing implemented
Day-ahead market coupling fully implemented