Brussels, 17 July 2008
"I welcome the co-ordinated approach of European electricity transport network operators aiming to ensure uninterrupted services for this summer to citizens and industry", said Commissioner Piebalgs.
During the meeting of the Electricity Cross-Border Committee on 25 June 2008, it was highlighted that co-operation between the electricity transport network operators is key for preventing and solving possible problems in electricity supply. Network companies co-operate in anticipating what could happen if there were a supply shortage in Europe, for example, because of a severe weather conditions. The Electricity Cross-Border Committee includes representatives of EU Member states – ministries responsible for energy and energy regulators. ETSO made a presentation at the meeting, explaining various scenarios for electricity supply this summer.