|Client||Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)|
|Service(s)||Regulation & Competition|
Europe’s network codes are EU-wide rules that harmonise the conditions for access to gas transmission networks. With increasing cross-border trade, it has become more important to have a common set of rules that govern cross-border trade and facilitate the creation of the internal market in gas. The first network codes are now legally binding and in the process of being implemented.
Under the Third Package, ACER is responsible for assessing the effects of the network codes in facilitating the high-level policy goals:
- Effective competition
- Efficient functioning of the market
- Market integration