Energy

Security of electricity supply

Security of electricity supply

Network code on Emergency and Restoration

The Regulation establishing a network code on emergency and restoration (ER) entered into force on 18 December 2017. The network code sets down rules relating to the management of the electricity transmission system in emergency, blackout and restoration states.

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 establishing a network code on emergency and restoration

Proposal for a Regulation on Risk Preparedness in the electricity sector

Integrated energy markets and systems also require EU countries to cooperate more closely when preventing and managing crisis situations. Today, crisis measures are often taken at national level , taking account of the national context only.

As part of the 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package, the November 2016 the Commission published a proposal for new Regulation on risk-preparedness in the electricity sector. It will require EU countries to cooperate with each other to ensure that, in crisis situations, electricity goes where it is most needed. This is under negotiation by the European Council and Parliament. A General Approach was adopted by the Council on 4 December 2017 and the ITRE committee adopted its position on the Risk Preparedness proposal on 21 February 2018​.

Electricity Coordination Group

The Electricity Coordination Group is a forum for the exchange of information and coordination of electricity policy measures having a cross-border impact. It also shares experiences, best practices and expertise on security of supply in electricity, including generation adequacy and cross-border grid stability, and assists the Commission in designing its policy initiatives.

The Group's members represent national government authorities, in particular ministries responsible for energy; national energy regulatory authorities for energy; the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).