Danish CEO appointed as president


Peder Østermark Andreasen, CEO of the Danish transmission system operator (TSO) and TSC member Energinet.dk, will take up the position as President of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) on 1 July 2015 for a two-year term. Andreasen wants to “focus on establishing even closer cooperation between the 41 TSOs from 34 countries as well as forging a stronger position for these TSOs”.

> See Energinet.dk press relase (html)

Picture: Energinet.dk


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Applying R&D results


The new “R&D Application Report”, published by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), describes and values the application and deployment of theoretical and practical results provided by European TSOs’ research and development (R&D) projects. The report accentuates concrete impact of these projects for Europe and depicts the main barriers.

> See ENTSO-E newsletter from 6th of March 2015 (html)

> Open ENTSO-E R&D Application Report 2014 (pdf, 4.2 mb)

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Europe’s ten-percent club


Today, the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) by European TSOs and NGOs informed about European Commission’s communication on “Achieving the 10 % electricity interconnection target”. Every member state is called upon to allow for at least ten percent of their electricity to be transported to neighbouring countries. Currently, twelve countries have not yet met the objective.

> See EC communication “Achieving the 10 % …” (pdf, 823 kb)



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Successful with modest changes


“Germany has so far managed to integrate and balance high shares of renewable energy with very modest changes to its power system,” says Eric Martinot, Professor at Beijing Institute of Technology and renowned international energy authority, in his article for www.energytransition.de, an experts’ blog about the German Energy Transition (“Energiewende”). Martinot describes quite detailed, which technical and regulatory changes allowed Germany’s power grid to “remain highly reliable” with renewables providing 30 % of the country’s electriticy demand.

> See “How is Germany integrating and balancing renewable energy today?” (html)


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New shareholders


TSCNET Services GmbH welcomes three new shareholders: The Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk, the Hungarian TSO MAVIR, and the Polish TSO PSE have been registered as shareholders, following an increase in share capital. Now all thirteen member TSOs of the TSO Security Cooperation (TSC) hold an equal share of ownership.

> Open TSCNET Services press release (pdf, 212 kb)

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Partial solar eclipse


When the moon passes in front of the sun, a partial solar eclipse will take place on March 20. Today, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) published some detailed information about the measures the European TSOs take to maintain security of supply on the eclipse day. The grid experts are sure, “that operational coordination among European TSOs will be crucial”.

> See ENTSO-E solar eclipse newsletter (html)

> Open ENTSO-E solar eclipse FAQ (pdf, 196 kb)

> Open ENTSO-E Solar Eclipse Impact Analysis Report (pdf, 1.3 mb)

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Workshop on transmission and storage


The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) today started registration for its public stakeholder workshop for inclusion of transmission and storage projects in preparation of the Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2016 (TYNDP). The workshop will take place on 25 February 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

> See ENTSO-E meeting agenda (draft, pdf, 217 kb)

> Visit ENTSO-E registration site (html)

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