European Stakeholder Committees

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Since 2011, considerable effort has been devoted to the development of the Network Codes. The involvement of stakeholders such as consumer organisations, generators, suppliers and many others from across the European electricity sector has in particular been key to the successful adoption of an efficient set of Network Codes.

The drafting and approval of NCs is however just the start. The NCs have been designed to help realise Europe’s triple energy policy objective of developing a reliable, sustainable and competitive electricity sector. For this to happen, they need to be implemented and complied with across Europe.

This represents an important challenge for the sector with each NC requiring a series of steps to be taken, before being considered as fully implemented. This process will include amongst other things:

  • cross-national and national decisions,
  • the conclusion of regional agreements,
  • the creation of European-level common detailed methodologies and their actual (coordinated) application.

All market participants, grid users, DSOs, Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs), Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) will be involved in the extensive required development work and consultation.

Effective stakeholder engagement is essential to the overall success of the overall objectives. In practice, this involves efficient and intensive sharing of views and information by all interested parties throughout the process as a whole.

The European Network Codes Stakeholder Committees, chaired by ACER, will insure that throughout the implementation program, stakeholders are kept abreast of developments and provided with a forum to express their views and feedback.

About the committees

ACER and ENTSO-E have co-organised three European Stakeholder Committees (ESCs), one per family of codes (Market codes, Operational codes and Connection codes). These Committees aim to complement, and not to replace, the legal obligations of stakeholder consultation and information included in the NCs during the implementation period.

Following the entry into force of the first market Network Code in August 2015, the Market Stakeholder Committee was the first one to be formally established. The Grid Connection Stakeholder Committee was launched in 2016, and the System Operations Stakeholder Committee in 2017.

In order to establish an efficient structure, which delivers on all stakeholders expectations, ACER and ENTSO-E organised a public consultation in 2015. Over 30 stakeholder organisations responded to the consultation. Subsequently, ACER and ENTSO-E jointly proposed a set of rules for the stakeholder committees, which were approved by stakeholders themselves on their first meeting.

Objectives

The main objectives of the ESCs are:

  1. To contribute to monitoring progress in the NCs implementation process – as well as the operation and functioning of the processes and arrangements established according to the NCs – at local, regional and pan-European level as an overarching structure of all network codes;
  2. To serve as a platform to share general views on the NC implementation, with a particular focus to enable stakeholders to express their views and receive feedback;
  3. To contribute to a more informed decision-making process for the methodologies and rules still to be developed for the implementation of the NCs.

Market Stakeholder Committee

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Members

A call for expression of interest to participate in the Market European Network Codes Stakeholder Committee was issued by ACER and ENTSO-E in June 2015.

Committee Members
Christophe Gence-Creux (ACER)
ACER
Contact person / Representative
Marie Montigny (CRE)
ACER
Other Representative
Mathieu Fransen (ACM)
ACER
Other Representative
Sven Kaiser (E-Control)
ACER
Other Representative
Vera Luecke (BNetzA)
ACER
Other Representative
Alain Marien (CREG)
ACER
other
Marc Malbrancke
CEDEC
Contact person / Representative
Paul de Wit
CEDEC
Other Representative
Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė
COGEN
Contact person / Representative
Arnaud Duvielguerbigny
COGEN
Other Representative
Matteo Moraschi
EASE
Contact person / Representative
Matti Supponen
EC
Contact person / Representative
Florian Chapalain
EDSO for Smart Grids
Contact person / Representative
Jérôme Le Page
EFET
Contact person / Representative
Guido Pasternack
EFET
Other Representative
Nicolas Barbannaud
EFET
Other Representative
Paul Giesbertz
EFET
Other Representative
Peter Styles
EFET
Other Representative
Sonia Saly
EFET
Other Representative
Marta Mendoza
ENTSO-E
Contact person / Representative
Corne Meeuwis
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Jean Verseille
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Kjell Barmsnes
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Marco Foresti
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Maria Luisa Llorens Casado
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Mark Csete
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Pascale Fonck
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Rosalia Cristina Cotino
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Volha Veramyeva
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Zoltan Gyulay
ENTSO-E
Other Representative
Gaëtan Claeys
EUGINE/EU-Turbines
Contact person / Representative
Melle Kruisdijk
EUGINE/EU-Turbines
Contact person / Representative
Sònia Clarena Barón
EUGINE/EU-Turbines
Other Representative
Charlotte Renaud
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Helene Robaye
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Ioannis Retsoulis
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Ruud Otter
Eurelectric
Contact person / Representative
Marion Labatut
Eurelectric
Other Representative
Pierre Castagné
Eurelectric
Other Representative
Christian Baer
Europex
Contact person / Representative
Andraz Savli
Europex
Other Representative
Andrew Claxton
Europex
Other Representative
Cosimo Campidoglio
Europex
Other Representative
David Assad
Europex
Other Representative
Hans Randen
Europex
Other Representative
Igor Chemisinec
Europex
Other Representative
Javier González
Europex
Other Representative
Rickard Nilsson
Europex
Other Representative
Steve Wilkin
Europex
Other Representative
Carmen Gimeno
GEODE
Contact person / Representative
Johannes Vollmer
GEODE
Contact person / Representative
Mats Nilsson
GEODE
Other Representative
Petteri Haveri
GEODE
Other Representative
Stéphane DELPEYROUX
IFIEC
Contact person / Representative
Mukund Bhagwat
IFIEC
Other Representative
Peter Claes
IFIEC
Other Representative
William Chan
IFIEC
Other Representative
Andreas Flamm
SEDC
Contact person / Representative
Peter Schell
SEDC
Other Representative
Victor Charbonnier (EWEA)
WindEurope
Contact person / Representative

Terms of Reference

You can find the terms of reference of the market European stakeholder committee below.

Terms of Reference market European stakeholder committee

Meetings

All meeting documents (agenda, minutes, reports, and presentations) will be available for download on this page prior to each meeting.

Calendar

  • 6 March CREG, Brussels 27 February 27 February
  • 8 June CEER, Brussels 1 June 1 June
  • 4 September Register ENTSO-E, Brussels 28 August 28 August
  • 5 December CEER, Brussels 29 November 29 November

Presentations

All previous meetings Previous all NEMOs Consultation


Balancing Stakeholders Group

This is a sub group of the Market Stakeholder Committee.

Background on Balancing and Ancillary Services Markets

Terms of Reference

You can find the terms of reference of the BSG below.

Terms of Reference

Meetings

  • 5 March CEER, Brussels 5 March 26 February
  • 20 June CEER, Brussels 18 June
  • 3 September ENTSO-E, Brussels 3 September 3 September
  • 6 December ENTSO-E, Brussels 6 December 6 December

Meeting Documents


Grid Connection Stakeholder Committee

Members / Next Meeting / Meeting Presentations

The Grid Connection ESC is the second of three ESCs ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders in the implementation process of the Network Codes and Guidelines. The Grid Connection ESC will ensure that stakeholders are kept up-to-date on developments and provided with a platform to express their views and feedback on Network Code implementation.

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Members

A call for expression of interest to participate in the Grid Connection European Stakeholder Committee was issued by ACER and ENTSO-E on 22 January 2016.

The Grid Connection ESC will be composed of representatives of the following associations:

Committee Members
Uros Gabrijel
ACER
chair
Paulina Poplawski-Stephens
ACER
member
Alesa Slemenik
ACER
member
Sanne Goossens
CECED
member
Michal Zakrzewski
CECED
member
Marc Malbrancke
CEDEC
member
Alberto Bridi
CEDEC
member
Falk Engelmann
CEDEC
member
Auke Jongbloed
CEDEC
member
Nicola Cammalleri
Cenelec
member
Bertrand Fraboulet
Cenelec
member
Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė
COGEN
member
Jeremy Vincent
CRE
member
Jakub Fijalkowski
E-Control
member
Brittney Becker
EASE
member
Nicolas Kuen
European Commission
member
Maria E. Leoz Martin-Casallo
European Commission
member
Elaine O'Connell
European Commission
member
Juan Marco
EDSO for Smart Grids
member
Michael Wilch
EDSO for Smart Grids
member
Aurelio Tubilleja
EDSO for Smart Grids
member
Bernhard Schowe-von der Brelie 
EFAC
member
Ralph Pfeiffer
ENTSO-E
member
Jonathan Sprooten
ENTSO-E
member
Alexander Dusolt
ENTSO-E
member
Sonya Twohig
ENTSO-E
member
Stela Nenova
ENTSO-E
member
Ioannis Theologitis
ENTSO-E
member
Thanh-Thanh Le Thi
ENTSO-E
member
Marcel Bial
ESTELA
member
Srinivasa Raju Addala
EUGINE
member
Mustafizur Rahman
EUGINE
member
Mats Ostman
EUGINE
member
Gaëtan Claeys
EUGINE
member
Sebastien Grenard
EURELECTRIC
member
Jan Rasmussen
EURELECTRIC
member
Garth Graham
EURELECTRIC
member
Sanni Aumala
EURELECTRIC
member
Thomas Lescarret
EURELECTRIC
member
Luca Guenzi
EUTurbines
member
Sonia Clarena Baron
EUTurbines
member
Maxime Buquet
EUTurbines
member
Stephen Cox
GEODE
member
Mike Kay
GEODE
member
Carmen Gimeno
GEODE
member
TBC
GEODE
member
Michaël Van Bossuyt
IFIEC
member
Sigrid Linher
Orgalime
member
Toma MIKALAUSKAITE
Orgalime
member
David Freed
OFGEM
member
Ton Geraerds
VGB Powertech
member
Klaus Oberhauser
VGB Powertech
member
Barbara Bochynski
VGB Powertech
member
Eric Dekinderen
VGB Powertech
member
Daniel Fraile
WindEurope
member
Mathilde Lallemand
ENTSO-E
member
Astrid Anestad
NVE (Norwegian Energy Regulator)
observer
Elozona Ochu
Authority for Consumers & Markets
observer
Teelke Oldermann
BNetzA (German Energy Regulator)
observer
Wieger Wiersema
ACM (Dutch Energy Regulator)
observer

Terms of Reference

You can find the terms of reference of the GC ESC below.

Terms of Reference Grid Connection ESC

Meetings

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All meeting documents (agenda, minutes, reports, and presentations) will be available for download on this page ideally two weeks, and at least 5 working days, prior to the next GC ESC meeting.

Calendar

  • 8 March ENTSO-E, Brussels 1 March 1 March
  • 11 June ACER 29 May 29 May
  • 14 September Register ENTSO-E, Brussels 7 September 7 September
  • 13 December ENTSO-E, Brussels 6 December 6 December

Presentations

All previous meetings


System Operations Stakeholder Committee

The System Operation ESC (SO ESC) is the third ESC set up with the aim to ensure effective engagement of stakeholders in the implementation process of the Network Codes and Guidelines. The SO ESC will ensure that stakeholders are kept up-to-date on developments and provided with a platform to express their views and feedback on Network Code implementation.

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Members

A call for expression of interest to participate in the System Operation European Stakeholder Committee was issued by ACER and ENTSO-E on 12 January 2017.

Committee Members
Uros Gabrijel
ACER
Alt:
Jakub Fijalkowski (E-control)
ACER
Alt:
Jeremy Vincent (CRE)
ACER
Alt:
Marc Malbrancke
CEDEC
Alt: Joris Soens 
Florentien Benedict 
CEDEC
Alt: Joris Soens 
Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė
COGEN
Alt: François Paquet
Goran Drobnjak
EASE
Alt: Brittney Becker
Michael Wilch
EDSO for smart grids
Alt: Aurelio Tubilleja
Sébastien Grenard
EDSO for smart grids
Alt: Aurelio Tubilleja
Julie Finkler
ClientEarth
Alt: Maria Kleis-Walravens;
Adolfo Lopez
EURELECTRIC
Alt: Paul de Wit
Thomas Lescarret
EURELECTRIC
Alt: Garth Graham
Markus Watscher
EURELECTRIC
Alt: Pierre Castagne
Sanni Aumala
EURELECTRIC
Alt:
Vandad Hamidi
WindEurope
Alt: Daniel Fraile
Christian Raunig
GEODE
Alt: David Spillet
Stein Øvstebø
IFIEC
Alt: Michaël Van Bossuyt
Pavla Erhartova
Europex
Alt: Christian Baer
Ton Geraerds
VGB Powertech
Alt:
Klaus Oberhauser
VGB Powertech
Alt:
Sonya Twohig
ENTSO-E
Alt:
Kristel Romeo
ENTSO-E
Alt:
Tahir Kapetanovic
ENTSO-E
Alt:
Jean-Philippe Paul
ENTSO-E
Alt:
Sigrid Linher
Orgalime
Alt: Toma Mikalauskaite

Terms of Reference

You can find the terms of reference of the System Operations ESC below.

Terms of Reference System Operations ESC

Calendar

  • 7 March Hotel Martin’s Brussels EU, Brussels 1000 1 March 1 March
  • 12 June ACER 31 May 31 May
  • 13 September Register ENTSO-E, Brussels 6 September 6 September
  • 14 December ENTSO-E, Brussels 7 December 7 December

Presentations

All previous meetings


Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group

The Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group (NC IMG) is a forum for high level strategic coordination between the European Commission, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG).

The NC IMG oversees the implementation and implementation monitoring of electricity network codes and gas network codes in the EU. Network codes and guidelines are rules to harmonise technical, operational and market rules governing the EU’s electricity grids and gas networks, making an integrated EU internal energy market possible.

NC IMG reference paper with objectives and practical arrangements

Information on implementation and implementation monitoring

The Gas Network Codes Functionality Platform (FUNC) is a platform, managed by ACER and ENTSOG with the Commission’s support, where stakeholders can report cross-border, regional and European issues related to the implementation of gas network codes and guidelines. In this way ACER and ENTSOG aim to find solutions to the cross-border, regional and European issues identified.

ACER and ENTSO-E co-organise three European Stakeholder Committees (ESCs), one for each family of electricity codes (market codes, operational codes, and connection codes). They complement rather than replace legal obligations to consult and inform stakeholders during the implementation of electricity network codes. Documents relating to their meetings are available here.

A database for stakeholders that tracks all queries about electricity network codes can be accessed here.

Terms of reference

You can find the terms of reference of the Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group below.

Terms of Reference

Meetings

The Network Code Implementation and Monitoring Group (NC IMG) meets at least twice a year to oversee the implementation and implementation monitoring of electricity network codes and gas network codes in the EU.

5th meeting - 2 July 2018, Brussels


4th meeting - 8 March 2018, Brussels


3rd meeting
- 29 November 2017, Brussels


Issue Logger

The European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E), supported by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Commission, maintains this Issue Logger to enhance public access to and exchange of information regarding the implementation of Network Codes and Guidelines approved in line with Regulation (EC) No 714/2009

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