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's main tasks since its foundation are defined within European Gas Regulation (EC) 715/2009. Other subsequent ENTSOG regulatory tasks are included in ENTSOG's Annual Work Programme.
The network codes developed by ENTSOG set out the rules for gas market integration and system operation and development, covering subjects such as capacity allocation, network connection and operational security. The process begins with a request from the European Commission (EC) to ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) to submit a Framework Guideline. ENTSOG then develops the related network code in line with the ACER Framework Guideline, conducting extensive public consultations throughout the development process. On the EC's approval, the network code becomes legally binding, being adopted in accordance.
The TYNDP provides a picture of European gas infrastructure and future developments and includes modelling of the integrated gas network based on a range of development scenarios. It also includes a European supply adequacy outlook and assessment of the network resiliency.
Annual Summer and Winter Supply Outlooks review projections for gas supply, demand and capacity. Supply Reviews analyse the actual situation over the period in question.
Regulation (EC) 715/2009 envisages the use of common network operation tools to ensure the transparency and coordination of network operations under normal and emergency conditions. These include ENTSOG research plans and an incident classification scale.