28th April 2008, ERGEG publishes examples of their suggested alternative approach to the process for adoption of EU codes and rules as foreseen in the 3rd energy liberalisation package. This approach entails the development of strategic guidelines through comitology and the adoption of technical codes by the Agency.
- Strategic guidelines and codes: Example related to transparency in natural gas
ref. E08-GNM-01-04, 22 April 2008
- Strategic guidelines and codes: Example related to congestion management in electricity
ref. C08-GA-40-08, 10 April 2008
These examples are not definitive, however, they are useful to explain how the regulators’ approach to the development of codes and rules will work in practice and, most importantly, how the Strategic Guidelines that we expect will be agreed by the Commission, will be developed.
The examples illustrate the difference between the areas involving substantive discretion (and therefore must be dealt with through a comitology process) and those issues which include technical details and therefore could be dealt with in technical codes to be prepared by ENTSO and approved by the Agency.
Any questions on these documents should in the first instance be directed to Mrs Fay Geitona, email@example.com.