Getting the European Energy Market ready for 2030: What role for network codes & guidelines?

  • Dinner debate in Strasbourg
Main speaker: 

Chaired by Jerzy Buzek MEP, President of the European Energy Forum

Bente Hagem, Chair of the Board of ENTSO-E
Christophe Gence-Creux, ACER
Oliver Koch, DG Energy — European Commission

The implementation of the Third Energy Package has shown that delivering the package relies on innovative regulatory tools, like network codes, guidelines and regional methodologies. These tools have been instrumental in completing the Internal Electricity Market.

The regulatory tools have, however, also been debated controversially: they are efficient and flexible, technically precise and allow policy-makers focus on policy and strategy. On the other hand, the boundaries between purely technical and political issues are often blurry as recent examples demonstrate. Thus, questions over democratic principles, transparency, subsidiarity and political scrutiny arise.

This debate was introduced by an overview of the contributions made so far by codes and guidelines in different areas. The speakers addressed which lessons learned from this experience have to be taken forth for the 2030 objectives and the Clean Energy Package and how best to achieve a win-win across the different views.


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