Integration of the European Electricity Market
Although European transmission system operators always have been working closely together since decades, the shift towards more renewables has led to a new quality of cooperation.
The Third Energy Package
and the establishment of ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) in 2008 enshrined the voluntary TSO co-operation into a legal framework and elevated it to a more ambitious level.
Within ENTSO-E, the Elia Group has been at the forefront to harmonize standards and implement procedures establishing the necessary market platforms in central Europe and to proceed evolving towards the European so-called “Target Model” for the Electricity Market.
A crucial element in designing and facilitating the European electricity market is the creation of a set of rules or network codes. ENTSO-E was mandated by the European Commission to draft these codes, with guidance from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators ACER.
Each network code is an integral part of the drive towards completion of the internal energy market and achieving the European Union’s goals on climate and energy.
Find more information about these common rules on