Draft Network Code Needs More Detail And Stakeholder Involvement, EURELECTRIC Consultation Response Says

News Article

The draft network code on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM NC) does not contain sufficiently clear and detailed rules to serve as a basis for transmission system operators (TSOs) to jointly calculate capacity and deal with congestions in an efficient manner at European level, EURELECTRIC has said in its response to ENTSO-E's public consultation on the draft CACM NC. Furthermore, leaving this definition to a later stage will require establishing specific consultation processes with market participants and European regulatory body ACER, while seeking the approval of each national regulator is unlikely to create European network codes.

According to the Third Energy Package, the network codes should set consistent, detailed rules that are needed for the secure operation of European power systems and for the implementation of a liberalised Europe-wide electricity market. ENTSO-E is responsible for drafting the codes, on the basis of the framework guidelines adopted by ACER.

EURELECTRIC's response paper is available here.