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Expert Groups 

According to its founding Regulation, ACER can decide to set up expert groups to provide, on an ad hoc basis, expert support to the Agency in the development of regulatory policies.

The status of the input provided by the expert groups is that of advice to ACER. Regulatory policies are those of ACER alone.
Each expert group is composed of members appointed by ACER.
The expert group shall aim at having a broad range of relevant expertise and geographical diversity among its members. Specific criteria (depending on the relevant area of expertise) may be defined for the appointment of the experts.
Network users and network operators will be among those eligible to nominate a qualified expert.
Members are appointed ad personam and primarily for their competences and shall therefore not have alternates.
Members are required to abide by the terms of ACER’s Rules of Procedure for ad hoc expert groups, and shall sign them for acceptance upon joining the expert group.

Meetings of expert groups shall be chaired by a representative of ACER and/or the European Energy Regulators.