The Role of ENTSO-E

The Third Package has created a well-functioning TSO cooperation that delivers every day and develops dynamically. To respond adequately to its mandates, ENTSO-E needs the full depth and knowledge of its member TSOs as much as TSOs need a strong ENTSO-E through which to identify and further develop efficient solutions at a regional and European level.

The ENTSO-E platform combines its strong orientation towards the European view, the system view and benefits to customers and society at large with the expertise and responsibility for security of supply of each of its member TSOs. ENTSO-E is not a political organisation, and its notion of Europe is based on physical realities and therefore stretches well beyond the EU borders, as is reflected through a broad membership of 41 TSOs from 34 countries. Last but not least, ENTSO-E and ENTSOG interact and exchange on best practice, taking stock of their similar mandates while taking the fundamental differences between gasand power systems into account.

In view of the objectives of the Energy Union Strategy, and to give stakeholders the possibility to assess ENTSO-E’s commitment to the Internal Energy Market and to society at large, we propose several adjustments to ENTSO-E’s mandate and governance through a set of proactive voluntary measures.

Recommendations

  1. ENTSO-E will further improve stakeholder interaction, develop co-creation of network codes and increase transparency (such as the publication of assembly minutes and response on integration or rejection of stakeholder input).

  2. ENTSO-E will set up an independent advisory board to provide advice on the deliverables of ENTSO-E.

  3. ENTSO-E will keep coordinating and shaping the development of Regional Security Coordination Initiatives (RSCIs) and their interoperability and will organise the mandatory participation of all TSOs. ENTSO-E will ensure that regional structures deliver in due time and ensure the interoperability of all RSCIs.

  4. ENTSO-E’s regional and Europe-wide system adequacy methodology should become the basis for enhancements of market design, security of supply and market integration at a regional and European level, providing a consistent approach for more detailed Member States’ assessments.