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South East Europe public workshop - Challenges and solutions in implementing the European Connection Network Codes

Date: 25/02/2016 - Vienna, Austria

​​​​ENTSO-E and Energy Community event

Date: 25 February 2016, 10:00-16:30 CET

Location: Energy Community Secretariat, Am Hof 4, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Web streaming:https://www.energy-community.org/portal/page/portal/ENC_HOME/CALENDAR/Other_Meetings/2016/25_Feb

Agenda: download here

Presented material: download here


The European Connection Network Codes: Requirements for Generators, Demand Connection Codes and High Voltage Direct Current Connections have been adopted by the European Commission and are now subject to scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council. As such the expected date of entry into force of the three European Connection Network Codes is the first quarter of 2016.

The Member States and the Energy Community Contracting Parties have the obligation to implement these codes no later than three years after their entry into force or respectively in a timely fashion manner as per EC/EnC agreements. Within this frame the states were granted only 2-years for defining the national specifications, the so-called non-exhaustive requirements, which makes this process very challenging.

In order to support the implementation of the Connection Network Codes, particularly in South Eastern Europe, ENTSO-E together with the Energy Community is organizing on 25 February 2016 a public workshop on the topic.

The aim of this workshop was to share with the ministries, regulators, system operators and all other interested stakeholders the examples of national codes implementation processes and exchange suggestions and opinion on the connection network codes implementation. This allows a better understanding of the challenges ahead and present the approaches countries have chosen to cope with them. In addition, the differences in the codes’ implementation in the EU and Energy Community countries will be clarified.

This workshop was addressed to all the parties who have an active role in the implementation of the Connection Network codes at the national level in the South East Europe. The workshop gathered around 50 representative ( ministries, regulators and transmission operators) covering 16 south east European countries and Energy Community contracting parties..