What is this ACER public consultation on cyber security about?
Today, the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has opened a public consultation on its draft Framework Guideline on sector-specific rules for cybersecurity aspects of cross-border electricity flows, inviting stakeholders to share their views on the document ahead of its submission to the European Commission.
The non-binding Framework Guidelines will set out clear and objective principles for the development of a binding Cybersecurity Network Code that will contribute to maintain the security of the electricity system across Europe. As such, the proposed Framework Guideline covers various security-related topics for the electricity sector, such as cross-border risk management, harmonized minimum cybersecurity, information sharing, incident handling and crisis management.
The public consultation will run from
30th April until 29th June 2021.
To learn more and submit your views, visit the Public Consultation webpage.
Upcoming webinar: ACER will also organise a workshop to introduce and explain the content of the proposed Framework Guideline in May 2021. More information will be published soon on the ACER website.
The Electricity Market Regulation provides the legal basis for the establishment of cybersecurity rules in the context of cross-border electricity flows. On 28 January 2021, the European Commission invited ACER to draft the Framework Guidelines for a Network Code on Cybersecurity.