ACER and CEER launch a public consultation on Electricity Grid Connection Network Codes

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ACER and CEER launch a public consultation on Electricity Grid Connection Network Codes

What is it about?

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) announce a public consultation in preparation for the joint paper on the upcoming revisions to the European Grid Connection Network Codes.

The aim of this consultation is to collect stakeholders’ views on the key areas of amendments of the upcoming revision of the European Grid Connection Network Codes (GC NCs); in particular concerning the revision of the network code on requirements for grid connection of generators and on demand connection. Along with the public consultation, ACER and CEER publish today a consultation paper to share some initial considerations.

The ACER-CEER consultation paper mainly covers the needs for amendments to:

  • the technical requirements for electrical charging points and for electric vehicles,

  • determination of the significance of power generating modules (based on their size and effect on the overall system),

  • the requirements to effectively enable mixed customer sides, active customers and energy communities,

  • the implications of significant modernisation, and

  • generators’ resilience to weather hazards.

The consultation addresses potential challenges, draws on the alternative policy options and provides recommendations for the amendment process.

To collect inputs on the areas of the revisions to the Grid Connection Network Codes (GCNCs), ACER and CEER open today a public consultation running from Friday 6 May until Friday 10 June 2022.

ACER and CEER will also hold a public workshop on Wednesday 25 May 2022, from 10.00 to 12.00 CET, to present the consultation paper and to gather further views from stakeholders.

What are the next steps?

In the framework of the Grid Connection European Stakeholder Committee, the European Commission proposed that ACER initiates the process of amending the existing GC NCs in September 2022.

The outcome of this public consultation is a joint paper planned for publication by September 2022. ACER intends to launch a full-fledged public consultation on the stakeholders’ amendment proposals to the GC NCs in September 2022.

Read more on the Public Consultation and share your inputs!

Register to the ACER-CEER event.