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ABOUT ERGEG

What does ERGEG stand for?
ERGEG stands for the "European Regulators' Group for Electricity and Gas".

What is the ERGEG?
ERGEG is a body of independent national energy regulatory authorities, which was set up by the European Commission as an Advisory Group to the Commission on energy issues. See European Commission's Decision of November 11, 2003 (2003/796/EC).

Why was the ERGEG set up?
It was set up "to give regulatory co-operation and co-ordination a more formal status, in order to facilitate the completion of the internal energy market." ERGEG provides a transparent platform for co-operation between national energy regulatory authorities, and between these authorities and the Commission.

What are the ERGEG's objectives?
ERGEG is charged with advising and assisting the Commission in consolidating the internal energy market, in particular with respect to preparing draft implementing measures in the field of electricity and gas. The objective is to help ensure a consistent application in all Member States of the Electricity (2003/54/EC) and Gas (2003/55/EC) Directives as well as the Regulation (1228/2003) on cross-border exchanges of electricity.

How can I input into ERGEG's work?

ERGEG is committed to following best regulatory practice:

-  ERGEG publishes an Annual Work Programme and an Annual Report of its activities.
-  ERGEG consults widely through an open and transparent public consultations process on key aspects of its work, before submitting its formal advice to the European Commission.

All market participants, consumers, end users and interested parties are able to provide input into this process which includes web-based consultations and public hearings. Stakeholders additionally input through the European Electricity and Gas Regulatory fora (the Florence and Madrid fora).

All of the ERGEG's public documents can be found on its website www.ergeg.org