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DSO Entity and ENTSO-E submit Network Code on Cybersecurity to ACER for review

DSO Entity and ENTSO-E have submitted their joint proposal for the Network Code on Cybersecurity to ACER in accordance with Article 59 (9) of the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943.

The Network Code on Cybersecurity aims to set a European framework for the cybersecurity of cross-border electricity flows. It includes rules on cyber risk assessment, common minimum requirements, cybersecurity certification of products and services, monitoring, reporting, and crisis management. It also provides a clear definition of the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders for each activity.

Following the establishment of DSO Entity in June 2021, this is the first joint document delivered by TSOs and DSOs, following the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the two associations. It illustrates their mutual ambition to contribute jointly towards the transition to a carbon-neutral European energy system. DSO Entity and ENTSO-E collaborated closely throughout the drafting process, based on the ACER Framework Guideline, and under the guidance of a Drafting Committee consisting of a wide range of stakeholders. The joint proposal for the Network Code on Cybersecurity was open for consultation between 12 November and 10 December 2021.

More information on the drafting process, the stakeholder consultation and the joint proposal can be found here.