Internal Energy Market
The third liberalization package for electricity and gas, which was adopted in 2009 represents a key step in this direction.
However, a number of Member States have still not fully carried out the national implementation of the package, and also a number of concrete follow-up actions are outstanding, including, for example, establishing binding common technical guidelines and so-called grid codes for network access. It is also necessary to strengthen cross-border energy infrastructure for the internal energy market to function properly.
The following links provide more information about the third liberalization package, the European Commission’s Communication on the Internal Energy Market as well as the plans to expand the energy infrastructure in the EU, as called for in the third liberalization package.