Nordic TSOs present new development plan

26.08.2019

The four Nordic transmission system operators (TSOs), which include the the Danish TSO and TSCNET shareholder Energinet, Fingrid from Finland, Statnett from Norway, and Svenska kraftnät from Sweden, have published the new edition of the biennial Nordic Grid Development Plan. The four TSOs will continue to intensify their cooperation work in the future and shape it even more comprehensively.

It is planned to significantly expand the transmission grid. The main reasons for this are increased volatility due to the massive increase in renewable electricity generation, the decommissioning of fossil fuel facilities, the growth in consumption from increasing electrification and new industries, aging equipment and the need for reinvestment in existing grid assets, and the decommissioning of nuclear power plants in Sweden. The capacity for the import and export of electricity between the Nordic states and continental Europe is also to be substantially increased with several interconnectors. At the same time, several measures are being developed to make electricity markets and grid operations more effective.

The four Nordic TSOs have published the biennial Nordic Grid Development Plan (picture: Fingrid)

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Agreement on nordic balancing

12.03.2018

Volatile production of renewable energy and diversification of consumption patterns effect the energy system fundamentally. It is essential for any European transmission system operator (TSO), to achieve greater system flexibility and to improve control over imbalances. Against this background, the five nordic TSOs, which include the Danish TSCNET shareholder Energinet, have reached a cooperation agreement on developing and implementing a new nordic balancing concept and common balancing markets.

The agreement not only defines roles and responsibilities of each TSO for the implementation of the new balancing model, but also provides for the development of new market platforms. A joint statement by the CEOs of all the nordic TSOs describes the agreement as “a major step forward for the development of an efficient power market that ensures security of supply”.

> See Energinet press release (html)

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Designing a nordic balancing model

22.01.2018

The Danish TSCNET shareholder Energinet is one of the five nordic transmission system operators (TSOs), who all join forces in creating a balancing model for the future nordic electricity system. For that purpose, the nordic TSOs have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding, which defines important principles for this model, like establishing one common Nordic Load-Frequency. The CEOs of the nordic TSOs released a joint statement declaring that the companies are working on a collective proposal to the national regulatory authorities.

> See Energinet press release (html)

Picture: Edited screenshot taken from video “Nordic RSC” (YouTube, Energinet)

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Challenges and opportunities in the north

16.08.2016

The Nordic transmission system operators (TSOs), Svenska kraftnät, Statnett, Fingrid and TSC member Energinet.dk issued a report summarising their views on challenges and opportunities affecting the Nordic power system in the years ahead until 2025. “Climate policy, technical developments, and a common European framework for markets, operation and planning” are expected to be the main drivers of change. The four TSOs understand that the changing environment will come along with a higher demand for flexibility. A follow-up report is porjected to be published in the second quarter of 2017.

> See Nordic TSOs’ press release at Energinet.dk website (html)

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