The international cooperation of several national transmission system operators (TSOs) on the procuration and exchange of Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) came into being in the summer of 2016. To support the implementation of the Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL), TSOs from Central and Northern Europe form the largest transnational frequency containment reserve cooperation in Europe. Among the partner TSOs are the Austrian, Danish, Dutch, German, and Swiss TSC members APG, Energinet.dk, TenneT, 50Hertz, Amprion, TransnetBW, and Swissgrid. The Belgian TSO Elia and the French TSO RTE also take part in the cooperation’s weekly cross border FCR auction.
With the collaboration of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), the nine TSOs start a public consultation on the future design of the FCR cooperation on 9 January 2017. The five-week long campaign is destined to assess the current cooperation status and to bring forth the market participants’ views on possible design options. Beneficial proposals will be taken into account for the next phase of the project. The accompanying consultation document has already been published on 2 January. It describes all the important FCR related topics in detail and adresses specific questions to stakeholders who are invited to comment and to answer the questions. The answers can be submitted through the ENTSO-E consultation interface.
> See ENTSO-E press release (html)
> Open FCR cooperation public consultation document (pdf, 1mb)