New 860 MW converter platform
The Dutch-German transmission system operator, TenneT announced the installtion of its sixth High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore platform west of the German island of Sylt. The SylWin alpha converter platform has a capacity of over 860 MW and is the North Sea’s most powerful converter platform for wind energy.
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A 100 million Euros cooperation
Since its foundation in October 2011 the International Grid Control Cooperation (IGCC) for optimized control energy utilisation produced cost savings of more than 100 Million Euros. The organisation is comprised of the Belgian TSO, Elia SA and the TSC members 50Hertz, Amprion, APG, CEPS, Energinet.dk., Swissgrid, TenneT, and TransnetBW.See article on single page
Management change at TenneT
TSC member TenneT, the Dutch-German TSO today announced that Dr. Urban Keussen has been appointed deputy CEO of TenneT Holding B.V. and chairman of the management board of TenneT TSO GmbH. He succeeds Martin Fuchs, who moves to the supervisory board of TenneT TSO GmbH after 34 years in the energy industry.
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Dutch government decides for TenneT
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.
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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.
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