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 and climate 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 fulfilment of its regulatory tasks assigned by the Third Energy Package, through the responding to future challenges and supporting Europe's energy transition, market competitiveness and security of energy supply. ENTSOG aims to contribute to the realisation of European Green Deal, including legislative initiatives within the 'Fit for 55' package, Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market package and the REPowerEU action plan. ENTSOG will also continue its work on Energy System Integration, specifically the development and planning of the EU hydrogen backbone via repurposing and retrofitting of existing pipelines.
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Piotr Kuś - General Director
ENTSOG’s mission 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 and climate 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, supporting Europe's energy transition, market competitiveness and security of energy supply. ENTSOG works to meet the goals of the European Green Deal, including legislative initiatives within the 'Fit for 55' package, Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market package and the REPowerEU action plan.
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's current list of TSO Members and Associated Partners is available here. In February 2011, TSOs from Third Party countries interested in following development of the network code were admitted to the Association as Observers. Following Brexit and in accordance with the established EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, UK TSOs are no longer ENTSOG Members as of 1 January 2022.
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 Director and Business Area Directors; the establishment of working and regional groups, and the adoption of ENTSOG deliverables.
ENTSOG publishes documents and data to fulfil the requirements of tasks defined mainly within European Gas Regulation (EC) 715/2009, e.g., the Ten-Year Network Development Plan, Annual Summer and Winter Supply Outlooks, Transparency Platform, 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 tasks related to other relevant legislation, e.g., Security of Gas Supply Regulation (EU) 2017/1938 and TEN-E Regulation (EU) 2022/869 are included in the Annex of ENTSOG's Annual Work Programme.
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 a 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.