The role of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) is to facilitate and enhance cooperation between national gas transmission system operators (TSOs) across Europe, to ensure the development of a pan-European transmission system in line with European Union energy goals.
ENTSOG’s tasks are mainly defined in Regulation (EC) No 715 / 2009. This includes developing network codes for market and system operation, elaborating the Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP), providing regular information on gas supply and demand for the European market and delivering common operational tools to ensure network security and reliability.
ENTSOG work is continuing to evolve: from designing the secondary legislation and fulfilment of conferred regulatory tasks, monitoring the effects of the agreed outcomes through to responding to future challenges and building on achieved results. While its focus remains on monitoring Network Code implementation, ENTSOG future activities will also include assessing the progress of the functionality of the European gas markets and looking at longer term horizons for European Scenarios.
For further information please contact:
Jan Ingwersen - General Director
T +32 (0)2 894 51 02
ENTSOG’s mission is to facilitate and enhance cooperation between national gas transmission system operators (TSOs) across Europe in order to ensure the development of a pan-European transmission system in line with European Union energy goals. It was established to promote the completion of the internal market for gas and stimulate cross-border trade, to ensure the efficient management and coordinated operation of the European gas network and to facilitate the network's sound technical evolution.
ENTSOG prepared its first Article of Association and related Rules of Procedures in December 2009. ENTSOG’s Article of Association and Rules of Procedure will be reviewed as required, to adapt and streamline the current processes to the experience of activity carried out in the past years as well as the expectations for the upcoming years.
ENTSOG currently has 44 TSO Members and three Associated Partners from 27 European countries. In February 2011, TSOs from Third Party countries interested in following development of the network codes were also admitted to the Association as Observers. ENTSOG now has eight Observers.
ENTSOG operations are governed by its General Assembly, which leads the Association and has full powers to enable it to achieve its objectives. Its tasks include the admission of Members; the appointment of the Management Board, the General Manager and Business Area Managers; the establishment of working and regional groups, and the adoption of ENTSOG deliverables.
ENTSOG publishes documents to fulfil the requirements of tasks defined within European Gas Regulation (EC) 715/2009, e.g., the Ten-Year Network Development Plan, Annual Summer and Winter Supply Outlooks, ENTSOG’s Annual Report and Annual Work Programme. ENTSOG are also required to produce Network Code Implementation Monitoring Reports. Documents relating to ENTSOG positions and consultation responses are published on an ongoing basis. ENTSOG also provides support to national TSOs in production of the Gas Regional Investment Plans (GRIPs).
ENTSOG is committed to maintaining a well-prepared recruitment process so that it has the relevant resources and competences to perform requested and required activities Recruitment depends on current ENTSOG needs and each recruitment process begins with call for suitable candidates within the ENTSOG TSO Members resources. Find out more about the benefits of working for ENTSOG and current open positions here.