Improved Coordination Solution implemented


The power transmission system operators (TSOs) in the Core Capacity Calculation Region (Core CCR) are developing and implementing market integration solutions defined in European legislation. Further integration of the market is essential to the energy transition towards a carbon free energy system. It leads to more efficient use of the supply sources and infrastructure and enhances security of supply.

As part of this process on 1 November, the Improved Coordination Solution (ICS) process was launched by Core TSOs and RSCs (Regional Security Coordinators) such as TSCNET Services.

The ICS improves remedial actions coordination among the Core TSOs and RSCs during the Day-Ahead Security Analysis process. This process will allow us to better communicate and work together to prepare the future Coordinated Security Analysis (CSA) service implementation. It improves efficiency and enhances security of supply.

The implementation of ICS is an important milestone for Core TSOs and RSCs as it is the first regional coordination process implemented in the Core CCR.

The Core CCR consists of the bidding zone borders between the following EU member states’ bidding zones: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

First step taken to coordinate remedial actions in the Core CCR (picture: Walter Sturn, Unsplash)

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Report on Regional Coordination Assessment published


ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, has published its Annual Report on Regional Coordination Assessment. This fulfils the obligations under Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2017 / 1485. The report was prepared by the ENTSO-E Article 17 Project Group using a jointly developed template. It contains the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the services provided by the regional security coordinators (RSCs) and is in turn based on the reports of the European RSCs.

The KPIs were collected using the common pan-European tools and the individual templates of the RSCs. In 2020, the pan-European Outage Planning Coordination (OPC) and Short-Term Adequacy (STA) services were operational according to the methodology approved by the regulators. This enabled detailed KPIs. The regional service OPI (Operation Planning Incompatibility) was partially operational at some RSCs, such as TSCNET Services, so that detailed KPIs were also available. The Coordinated Security Analysis (CSA) and Common Grid Model (CGM) services have only been implemented to varying degrees so far.

The next major step foreseen is the launch of the pan-European Common Grid Model service planned for 2021. The conclusion of the report: Overall, the assessment of regional coordination shows well-established RSCs with high-quality services and good cooperation on cross-regional issues.

ENTSO-E has presented the Annual Report on Regional Coordination Assessment

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