What are Network Codes?

Network codes are a set of rules drafted by ENTSO-E, with guidance from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), to facilitate the harmonisation, integration and efficiency of the European electricity market. Each network code is an integral part of the drive towards completion of the internal energy market, and achieving the European Union’s 20-20-20 energy objectives of:

  • at least 40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels.
  • at least a 27% share of renewable energy consumption.
  • at least 27% energy savings compared with the business-as-usual scenario.

EU Regulation 714/2009

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The code families

  • Entered into force
  • Awaiting entry into force

Key milestones

  1. 2017

    Capacity calculation methodology

  2. Q1 2018

    Intraday coupling go-live

  3. December 2018

    Regional Security Coordinators implemented

  4. March 2019

    Synchronous area operational aggreement

  5. September 2019

    All connection codes implemented

  6. Q4 2019

    Balancing platforms for IN and RR to be implemented

  7. Q4 2021

    Balancing platforms for aFRR and mFRR to be implemented

  1. 2017
    Capacity calculation methodology

  2. Q1 2018
    Intraday coupling go-live

  3. December 2018
    Regional Security Coordinators implemented

  4. March 2019
    Synchronous area operational aggreement

  5. September 2019
    All connection codes implemented

  6. Q4 2019
    Balancing platforms for IN and RR to be implemented

  7. Q4 2021
    Balancing platforms for aFRR and mFRR to be implemented

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