PC_2021_E_04 Public Consultation on the Draft Framework Guideline on sector-specific rules for cybersecurity aspects of cross-border electricity flows

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​​​​​​​​The purpose of the non-binding Framework Guideline (FG) is to set high-level principles that should be further elaborated in the Network Code on sector-specific rules for cybersecurity aspects of cross-border electricity flows.

The role of the FG and of the following network code, is to supplement and further specialise existing cybersecurity and risk preparedness directives and regulations, introducing viable solutions to identified cybersecurity gaps and risks.

The objective of the network code, based on the draft FG principle, should be to solve, mitigate and prevent the potential high impact or materialization of cybersecurity risks, as well as to prevent those cybersecurity attacks or incidents that may impact real time operations (causing cascade effects).    

ACER invites all concerned stakeholders to contribute to the public consultation, and therefore to define and shape the final Framework Guideline. 

The public consultation will run until 29 June 2021 at 23:59 Ljubljana Time.  Enter the Public Consultation.​

Access the Evaluation of Responses​.

Next steps:

  • ACER will analyse the responses received in July 2021 and will deliver a final version of the FG to the European Commission.
  • In July 2021, ACER will publish a summary of the consultation, including an evaluation of the responses.

  • ACER will publish all responses received and the identity of their respective stakeholders (unless stated otherwise). For this reason, please indicate if your response may be publicly disclosed or not, and if you agree with the data protection policy.​