According to Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No. 713/2009 establishing an Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, "in carrying out its tasks, in particular in the process of developing framework guidelines (...), the Agency shall consult extensively and at an early stage with market participants, transmission system operators, consumers, end-users and, where relevant, competition authorities, without prejudice to their respective competence, in an open and transparent manner, in particular when its tasks concern transmission system operators".

ACER invites all interested parties to provide comments on the consultation document (Draft Framework Guidelines). To participate in the consultation process, please request a login via the online login request available here. Comments may be submitted until 12 June 2011.

Following the public consultation period, ACER will publish all comments received from stakeholders. If a respondent would like ACER to treat her contribution as confidential, this must be explicitly mentioned in her submission.