Nordel abolished – ENTSO-E fully operationalNordel, the organisation of the Nordic transmission system operators (TSOs), ceased its operations on 1 July 2009. Nordel is replaced by the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E).
ENTSO-E was established by 42 European TSOs from 32 countries. It was agreed in the establishing meeting that the existing organisations will be closed down and that all co-operation will be shifted under the new organisation.
In addition to Nordel, the other organisations wound down at the beginning of July include UCTE, the operative organisation for the transmission grid in Continental Europe, and ETSO, which promoted the European electricity market. The establishment of the new organisation was partly necessitated by the EU’s single electricity market regulations which became effective recently. ENTSO-E is to promote the integration of the EU’s internal market and to create security of supply and market rules pertaining to transmission grids. It works in co-operation with the Commission of the EU, national authorities, and electricity market parties. The office of the organisation is situated in Brussels, and it will initially have a secretariat of about 20 persons.
Further information: www.entsoe.eu