The Agency publishes today its first ACER Report on the implementation of the Interoperability and Data Exchange Network Code, which aims at aligning the complex technical procedures used between Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and between TSOs and network users within the EU. The Report explores the effectiveness of the implementation of this code in the EU Member States. Rules on interoperability and data exchange cover ways in which network operators manage gas flows across borders, deal with differences in gas quality and exchange data between themselves and market players. The Code is applicable since 1 May 2016.
The Report evaluates the key features of the national implementation and reflects on the extent to which they achieve the primary objectives of the Code. To compare these approaches, the Report uses an assessment tool which describes in a standard manner the different national approaches to interoperability and data exchange. It provides conclusions and recommendations to strengthen the application of this code across the EU.
The Report contains an enhanced review of the country assessments for 19 Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, France Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia and United Kingdom. The Report focuses on Interconnection Agreements, Gas Quality and Odourisation, and Data Exchange.
Access the report here.
Interoperability page on Network Code and code development
EU Regulation establishing a network code on interoperability and data exchange rules
EU Regulation on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks