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ENTSO-E launches public consultation on the Demand Connection Code

 
Brussels, 2012-06-27

ENTSO-E launches the web based public consultation on the Demand Connection Code (DCC) today, 27 June 2012, and invites interested parties to submit comments by 12 September 2012. As part of this consultation period, ENTSO-E will hold a public stakeholder workshop on 9 August in Brussels to provide information about, and receive feedback on, the draft network code. In parallel to this web based consultation, interaction with a dedicated DSO Technical Expert Group and DCC User Group continue.

As part of the web based public consultation, ENTSO-E issues a draft of the network code accompanied by answers to Frequently Asked Questions and an explanatory note , providing an outline of the high-level approach in developing this network code and giving a response to feedback received in ENTSO-E’s Call for Stakeholder Input, which had been launched for feedback in April/May 2012.

Stakeholders have a two and a half month period to provide comments and feedback. This extended period takes into account Summer period. All comments on the draft Demand Connection Code must be submitted via the ENTSO-E web consultation interface. Comments not submitted via this channel will not be considered as formal comments in this consultation. Further information on the procedure to submit comments can be accessed here.

All comments will be published when the web-based consultation has ended. ENTSO-E will review each comment and use them to form decisions about how to, where appropriate, improve and further develop the draft network code. ENTSO-E’s assessment of all comments, as well as the final network code submitted to ACER, will be published by January 2013.

The draft code published as part of this consultation has evolved since ENTSO-E received the EC mandate in January 2012 to draft this code and to submit the final code to ACER. In the past year ENTSO-E has held an extensive sequence of meetings with stakeholders to present and receive feedback on the code and hence improve the draft code as appropriate. The outcome of these meetings are accessible on the DCC web section. ENTSO-E also launched a ‘Call for Stakeholder Input’ on the DCC which ran for a one month period, until 9 May 2012.

The DCC is being developed by ENTSO-E in accordance with the processes established in line with Regulation (EC) 714/2009 and follows ACER’s framework guidelines on electricity grid connections


Consultation Workshops

As part of this consultation period, ENTSO-E will hold a public stakeholder workshop on 9 August in Brussels to provide information about, and receive feedback on, the draft network code. Further details on the Public Stakeholder workshop will be published on ENTSO-E’s website by mid July.

During this consultation period, ENTSO-E continues its interactions with a dedicated DSO Technical Expert Group on the further improvement of the draft code. Also a follow-up meeting with the DCC User Group is scheduled at the start of the consultation period on 5 July.


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