E-world ready to be opened
The 14th E-world energy & water will be held in Essen, Germany from 11 to 13 February 2014. The top-rated fair with more than 600 exhibitors from around 25 nations will show innovative products and services in the electricity and gas industries. The E-world representatives expect more than 20,000 experts and decision takers.
In Session 2 A (“European Electricity Grid”) Dr. Dirk Biermann, Chief Markets & System Operations Officer from TSC TSO 50Hertz will give a presentation about “The challenges facing a German transmission network provider”.
> See Congress programmeSee article on single page
NWE markets coupled
Today the four Power Exchanges (APX, Belpex, EPEX SPOT and Nord Pool Spot) and 13 TSOs (50Hertz, Amprion, Creos, Elia, Energinet.dk, Fingrid, National Grid, RTE, Statnett, Svenska Kraftnät, Tennet B.V. (Netherlands), Tennet GmbH (Germany) and TransnetBW) in the North-Western Europe (NWE) day-ahead price coupling project have successfully launched NWE Price Coupling. Now the whole region operates under a common day-ahead power price calculation using the Price Coupling of Regions (PCR) solution.
> See TransnetBW press releaseSee article on single page
The new annual Monitoring Report demonstrates that ENTSO-E makes headway on its research and development (R&D) activities. The report considers 38 R&D projects in all, funded either through the European Commission, member states or by TSOs directly.
Many of the R&D Roadmap 2013-2022 destinations and technical objectives have already been reached. “ENTSO-E remains optimistic that we will achieve the targets prescribed in R&D Roadmap 2013–2022,” states a ENTSO-E newsletter.
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Agreement on joint power reserve
The TSOs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia signed an agreement on the provision of joint power reserve in their control block at the headquarters of ELES, one of the TSC TSOs, based in Ljubljana. The transmission system operators now will draw on the available sources to satisfy the needs for activating the power reserve in the SHB block more optimally and efficiently.
> See ELES press releaseSee article on single page
EU framework for 2030
The European Commission has presented the 2030 energy and climate goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium. The picture shows Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action at the presentation. There key elements of the 2030 policy framework set out by the Commission include a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27% and a set of new indicators to ensure a competitive and secure energy system.
> See EU press releaseSee article on single page
Cooperation reduces costs
The Dutch TSO offers a positive summary of the first two weeks of an integrated auction system in which TenneT interacts with TSOs in Germany and Switzerland. The new method is in line with free-market principles and is expected to save tens of millions of euros per year.
> Read TenneT press releaseSee article on single page
ENTSO-E starts Transparency Platform
Today the first release of the new ENTSO-E transparency platform (www.entsoe.net) on load, generation, transmission, balancing and outages was launched. The web based platform (see screenshot) will be available free of charge without the need for registration.
> See ENTSO-E platformSee article on single page
Energinet.dk fully integrated
Denmark’s TSO, being the newest TSC member, has successfully started its user site. Now the staff at the control centre of Energinet.dk (www.energinet.dk) takes part both in the regular congestion forecast process and the Daily Operational Planning Teleconference (DOPT). This step forward contributes to the security of supply.
> Read official Press Release (PDF)See article on single page
Renowned Environmental Award
The Hungarian TSO Mavir made public that it was awarded with the prestigious “Business World for the Environment Award” of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF). The award prizes the TSO’s activities to protect the environment, especially the bird protection program.
The HBLF is a non-profit associationand is committed to promote responsible business practices that benefit business and society, and help to achieve social, economic and environmentally sustainable development in Hungary.
> See Mavir’s Press Release