CNECT - DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
JRC - Joint Research Centre
The mission of the EECSP Expert Group is to give guidance to the Commission on policy and regulatory directions at European level, addressing the energy sector key points including infrastructural issues, security of supply, smart grids technologies as well as nuclear.
The first deliverable of the EECSP Expert Group is to analyse existing legislation, initiatives, projects and cyber security strategies related to all parts of the energy sector in order to pinpoint areas where a sectoral approach is needed. For example, the EECSP Expert Group will suggest concrete modalities for example the risk management and incident notification obligations as set out under the framework of the Commission proposal for the NIS Directive. The EECSP Expert Group will also analyse the interplay between various EU legislative instruments, e.g. the NIS Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation, ways to streamline the corresponding obligations impacting the energy sector as well as indicate specific solutions. An initial mapping is scheduled in the roadmap table.
The second deliverable is to develop a short-, medium-, and long term strategy building on the first deliverable and to reinforce the implementation of the new legal basis of the forthcoming NIS directive and the GDPR and to provide input for future legislative acts to be adopted in future.
The third deliverable will involve regular monitoring of the various findings in line with the implementation of relevant legislation and the evolution of risks, threats and vulnerabilities in the energy sector.
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives