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Modification of Congestion Management Procedures in the gas sector

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Consultation period

From  15/02/2011  to  12/04/2011 

Stakeholder Workshops on Congestion Management Procedures

After the closure of the on-line public consultation the Commission would like to continue in-depth discussions with stakeholders in the context of its CMP impact assessment work primarily in the form of stakeholder workshops. Below information on these workshops is available.

1st CMP Workshop, 18 April 2011, Brussels

2nd CMP Workshop, 16 May 2011, Brussels

Policy field(s)

Gas, Energy infrastructure

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, Consultancies, other relevant stakeholders and Citizens (inside and outside of the European Union).

Objective of the consultation

Access to cross-border gas network infrastructure is a prerequisite to the completion of the internal market for gas. However, interconnection points between Member States are often contractually congested as current congestion management procedures have not proven effective.

In order to facilitate newcomers' access to transmission capacities as well as to make the use of existing capacity more efficient, the Commission considers modifying the rules applying to congestion management procedures in the framework of the guidelines annexed to the Gas Regulation (EC) No. 715/2009 (Chapter 2.2 of Annex 1 of the Regulation).

How to submit your contribution

Information on online questionnaires

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by answering the online questionnaire.

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 12 April 2011 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. Non-registered organisation responses will be published separately.

Contact details

Questions regarding the consultation can be addressed to:

Responsible service : ENER.B.2


Postal address :

European Commission
DG Energy - ENER.B.2
'Electricity and Gas'
Rue De Mot 24-26
B-1049 Bruxelles

Number of responses received to this consultation