Electricity data

— generation, transportation and consumption

Regulation (EU) No 543/2013 on the submission and publication of data in electricity markets


It aims to improve the transparency of electricity markets.
It provides for the publication of electricity generation, transportation and consumption data.

Key Points

The regulation requires the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (the ENTSO for Electricity or ENTSO-E) to set up a central information platform. The platform should be available free of charge to the public.

Bodies responsible for submitting data must submit data on time and of the required quality to allow transmission system operators (TSOs) or other data providers to process and deliver the data on time to the ENTSO-E, so that it can meet its obligations to publish the information.

The ENTSO-E maintains a manual specifying how data is to be standardised and shared, as well as technical and operational criteria and the appropriate classification of electricity production types.

The data to be collected and published fall into the following categories:
total load, i.e. all electricity generated or imported, after deducting any exports and power lost through energy storage
unavailability of a consumption unit (a resource which receives electrical energy for its own use, excluding electricity operators themselves) of 100 MW or more
year-ahead forecast margin, i.e. the difference between the yearly forecast of available generation capacity and the yearly forecast of maximum total load
transmission infrastructure, specifically data on future changes to the network and interconnector projects including expansion or dismantling of transmission grids within the next 3 years, if they have an impact of at least 100 MW on capacity between bidding zones*
unavailability of transmission infrastructure with at least a 100 MW impact on capacity, with an exception protecting the location of sensitive critical infrastructure covered by Article 2 of Council Directive 2008/114/EC
estimation and offer of cross-zonal capacities, i.e. the capability of the interconnected system to allow energy transfer between bidding zones
use of cross-zonal capacities, such as the capacity (in MW) requested by the market or allocated to the market, its price and the auction revenue per border between bidding zones, in accordance with a new schedule including the possibility of real-time reporting
congestion management measures including re-dispatching, countertrading and the costs involved
forecast generation, including generation capacity for all existing production units of 1 MW or more and information about production units (existing and planned) with a capacity of 100 MW or more
unavailability of generation and production units of 100 MW or more
actual generation output (MW) for each generation unit of 100 MW or more installed generation capacity, including actual or estimated wind and solar power generation (MW) and weekly average filling rates of all water reservoir and hydro storage plants (MWh)
balancing, including the rules applied, the procuring processes for different types of balancing reserves and balancing energy, and the amount of balancing reserves under contract (MW) by operators.

Application & Background

It has applied since 5 July 2013 with the exception of Article 4.1 (concerning publication) which has applied since 5 January 2015.


Bidding zone: the largest geographical area within which electricity market participants are able to exchange energy without having to allocate capacity.


Commission Regulation (EU) No 543/2013 of 14 June 2013 on submission and publication of data in electricity markets and amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 163, 15.6.2013, pp. 1-12)


Regulation (EU) No 1227/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (OJ L 326, 8.12.2011, pp. 1-16)

Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1228/2003 (OJ L 211, 14.8.2009, pp. 15-35)

Successive amendments to Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Council Directive 2008/114/EC of 8 December 2008 on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection (OJ L 345, 23.12.2008, pp. 75-82)


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