12.6.2015

ACER launches a public consultation on the proposed methodology for monitoring the impact of the gas network codes on the internal market

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According to European legislation on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks, ACER has to monitor and analyse the implementation of the network codes and the Guidelines adopted by the European Commission. Today ACER launches a public consultation from 12 of June until 10 of July 2015 on the proposed methodology and invites EU stakeholders’ to share their views.

The methodology has been developed by the Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA), which following an open procedure, was awarded a contract for consultancy services in the field of energy regulation. Comments proposing major improvements or pointing to factual mistakes will be taken into account and the Agency will request the CEPA to integrate those into their final study.

You can access to the public consultation here.

Background

The European legislation on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks (Regulation (EC) No 715/2009) lays down rules for the Agency to monitor and analyse the implementation of the network codes and the Guidelines adopted by the Commission. Also, the Agency is responsible to assess the effect of codes in facilitating market integration, as well as on non-discrimination, effective competition and the efficient functioning of the market. The regulation also establishes that the Agency has to consult extensively with stakeholders in an open and transparent manner.