The members of the PHLG are senior officials in the ministry in charge of energy. He/she is mandated to express the position of the respective Party in a manner binding on that Party and has the obligation as well as all necessary powers to coordinate positions internally before expressing them.
The PHLG is composed of one representative of each Contracting Party and two representatives of the European Union. The European Union is represented by senior officials of the European Commission. One non-voting representative of each Participant may participate in the PHLG meetings.
The Presidency and the Vice-Presidency may agree to invite any other bodies, including civil society, to attend a relevant meeting on ad hoc basis. In this case, the Parties are to be notified three weeks in advance and to decide on the invitation by simple majority.
The Presidency in Office has the right to decide where the next PHLG meeting will take place.