As regards security of supply, the Treaty spells out far reaching obligations to its stakeholders. It is no doubt the task of the national authorities to secure energy supply in compliance with the Energy Community acquis. At the same time it would be foolish to believe that the origins and effects of security of supply crises or disruption stop at the frontiers of one Party. Crises prevention and reaction is by nature a genuine cross-border issue.
The concept of security of supply encompasses reduction of external dependence, enforcement of transport infrastructure and gas storage facilities and diversification of energy supply. Diversified supply structure puts the country in question in a better position to counter threats of sudden energy disruption. It is essential that these efforts do not undermine, but supplement the overall liberalization of the national energy markets.
The following pages outline the instruments in place to achieve the security of supply acquis obligations. These comprise the European wide stress tests, Security of Supply Statements and the work of the Security of Supply Coordination Group, including the participation at the EU's Gas Coordination Group. Also, the work towards adoption of Regulation (EU) 994/2010, a Study on its implementation and several Security of Supply related Events support the process.