The Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2013-2022 was published by ENTSOG and submitted to ACER on 10 July 2013 for its opinion to be provided within two months period. The Agency adopted the required Opinion on the ENTSOG's Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2013-2022 on 10 September 2013.
The criteria for the assessment of ENTSOG’s ten-year network development plan by the Agency are based on Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009. The Agency has to verify that the plan is consistent with national network development plans. In cases where lack of consistency has been identified, the Agency must develop recommendations for amendments of the relevant national plans or the development plan of ENTSOG, as appropriate. ACER also has to provide a “duly reasoned opinion as well as recommendations to ENTSOG and to the Commission where it considers that the draft plan submitted by ENTSOG does not contribute to non-discrimination, effective competition, the efficient functioning of the market or a sufficient level of cross-border interconnection open to third-party access”, pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation (EC) 715/2009.