Consultation to establish the priority list of network codes

Consultation period

11 February 2020 to 14 May 2020

Target group(s)

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

Objective of the consultation

According to Article 59(3) of the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943  and Article 6(1) of the Gas Regulation (EC) No 715/2009, the Commission has to establish a priority list (every three years in electricity and annually for gas) identifying the areas to be included in the development of network codes for electricity and gas.  Before establishing such priority list, the Commission needs to consult the relevant stakeholders.

The objective of this consultation is to consult stakeholders on the priorities for the development of network codes and guidelines for the period 2020-2023 in electricity and for 2020 in gas, as well as beyond these periods.

Network codes help make the EU internal energy market better connected, and they are of key importance for maintaining the security of energy supply across Europe. To meet opportunities and challenges of evolving energy systems, the Commission has identified two key areas in which network codes and guidelines can be developed, notably cybersecurity and demand side flexibility.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by sending your input by e-mail to

Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 14 May 2020 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. Please read the specific privacy statement for this consultation regarding the collection and use of your personal data provided on this occasion and the rights and obligation deriving therein. In case you would like to keep your submission confidential, please indicate so in your submission.

We welcome your contribution in any official language of the European Union. However, we would prefer receiving your contribution in English.

In the interest of transparency, organisations are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Reference document

Priority list for development of network codes and guidelines on electricity and gas

Contact details

Responsible service: DG Energy, Unit B4 Security of supply

Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate General for Energy
Unit B4 – Security of supply
1049 Brussels


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