ENTSOG Annual Report 2015

Our Role

ENTSOG (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas) works to facilitate and enhance cooperation between Europe’s various gas transmission system operators (TSOs) and to support the development of a European transmission system in line with Europe’s energy goals.

In pursuit of this overarching objective, ENTSOG strives to complete an internal European market for gas and stimulate cross-border trading, and to establish efficient and well- coordinated management practices. At the same time, ENTSOG is facilitating the technical evolution of Europe’s gas network in a systematic and transparent manner.

ENTSOG’s tasks are defined inRegulation (EC)No 715/2009. This includes developing network codes for market and sys- tem operation, elaborating the Ten-Year Network Develop- ment Plan (TYNDP), providing regular information on gas supply and demand for the European market and delivering common operational tools to ensure network security and reliability.


ENTSOG develops network codes (NC) containing rules on how to integrate the gas market as well as for system operation and development. These NCs deal with subjects ranging from capacity allocation to net- work interconnections and operational security. The standard NC development process begins when the European Commission (EC) submits a request for a Framework Guideline from ACER (Agency for the Co- operation of Energy Regulators). Next, ENTSOG transforms the ACER Framework Guideline into a network code all the while conducting extensive public consultations. Once approved through the European comi- tology procedure, a network code becomes legally binding for all TSOs.

On the way to EU law and to implementation

\\ CMP Transparency Guidelines for Congestion Management Procedures Implementation starting from October 2013

\\ CAMNC – Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms in Gas Transmission Systems ENTSOG’s first NC – published on 14 October 2013 as Commission Regulation (EU) No 984/2013

\\ BAL NC – Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks ENTSOG’s second NC – published 26 March 2014 as Commission Regulation (EU) No 312/2014

\\ INT NC – Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange Rules ACER recommendation to EC on 15 January 2014 – Comitology meetings in 2014 – published on 30 April 2015 as Commission Regulation (EU) No 703/2015 \\ TARNC –Network Code on Harmonised Transmission Tariff Structures for Gas Invitation to draft NC from EC on 19 December 2013 – draft completed by ENTSOG in December 2014. Resubmitted to ACER 31 July 2015

\\ CAMNC Amendment for Incremental capacity Invitation to draft NC amendment from EC on 19 December 2013 – draft completed by ENTSOG in December 2014

\\ Invitation from ED to draft amendment on gas quality

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ENTSOG Annual Report 2015

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