European Transmission System Operators (ETSO)
ETSO was created following the development of the internal electricity market for the EU, as an association to support EU-wide harmonisation of network access and conditions for usage, especially for cross-border electricity trading. The networks represented by ETSO supply more than 490 million people with electric energy. The consumption of electric energy amounts to approximately 3,200 Terawatt hours per year. The length of high-voltage (400kV and 220kV) lines covered by ETSO exceeds 290,000km. ETSO’s activities are now covered by European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).
* see also European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)