The Security of Supply Coordination Group was established by a Procedural Act of the Ministerial Council in 2008. The Group provides an institutional and procedural framework for coordinating national security of supply measures at the Energy Community level. Two sub-groups have been established – one for electricity and one for gas. Each sub-group meets at least once a year.
The Security of Supply Coordination Group facilitates the coordination of security of supply measures and advises the Energy Community institutions on issues relating to gas and electricity security of supply. The Group also assists the Parties in the preparation and update of national emergency measures.
The Security of Supply Coordination Group monitors the state of security of supply of network energy within the Energy Community. ln the event of an existing or imminent threat to security of supply or in the event of a supply disruption affecting a Party and involving another Party or a third country, the Security of Supply Coordination Group shall, where appropriate, coordinate measures taken at national levels.
Group members brings together government representatives and non-governmental stakeholders, particularly energy industry associations and consumers. The Group meets in two compositions – one for gas and one for electricity. The meetings are chaired by the European Commission.