Consultation on streamlining of planning and reporting obligations as part of the energy union governance


The public consultation received a total of 103 submissions with additional submissions by email; 15 of these came from Member States. Contributions from individual respondents who agreed to the publication of their replies are available here.

The responses informed the Commission's evaluation and Fitness Check of existing planning and reporting obligations as well as into the Impact Assessment underpinning the proposed Regulation for the Governance of the Energy Union. An extensive summary of the public consultation is included as part of the Impact Assessment accompanying the proposed Regulation.


Consultation period

11 January 2016 to 22 April 2016

Target group(s)

All relevant stakeholders: individual citizens, national public authorities (central or local governments), private companies/industrial associations, international organisations, workers' organisations/trade unions, research organisations/universities, NGOs, other interest group organisations/associations.

Objective of the consultation

To ask all interested parties to i) provide information which could be used in the context of the evaluation of the existing planning and reporting obligations of the EU energy acquis; ii) express an opinion on the possible options to streamline the current framework in the light of better regulation and reduced administrative burden; iii) indicate preferred options for the new governance of the Energy Union.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to submit your response by following the link on DG Energy's consultation webpage. Please submit your response by 22 April 2016 at the latest.

Received contributions will be published online. 

Please 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


Postal address: European Commission, DG Energy - ENER.A.1
Energy Policy Coordination, Rue De Mot 24-26, B-1049 Bruxelles, Belgium