Initial Proposals for a European Energy Union
ENTSO-E position paper on Initial Proposals for a European Energy Union:
The European Commission has an opportunity to enable Member States move towards a genuine Energy Union. ENTSO-E and its member transmission system operators (TSOs), who play an important role in the development and facilitation of the electricity market, aim to contribute to this strategic thinking.
Building on the strong foundation of the Europe-wide integrated electricity market, which already provides ample solidarity during routine market operations, we identify the missing pieces which the Energy Union should define to make solidarity a realistic, functioning part of the market. In this respect, the network codes facilitate the harmonisation, integration and efficiency of the European electricity market, preparing the market for existing and future challenges and removing redundancies. Each network code implements further necessary cross-border details for the Third Energy Package and is an integral part of the drive towards completion of the internal energy market.