MARI and PICASSO are the TSOs’ projects for establishing the European mFRR and aFRR platforms, two key deliverables of the European regulation establishing a guideline on electricity balancing (the ‘EB Regulation’). These European platforms will enhance the efficiency of balancing in Europe and integrate balancing energy markets, promoting the possibilities for exchanging mFRR and aFRR balancing energy while contributing to operational security.

On 24 January 2020, ACER approved the implementation frameworks for the respective platforms and their pricing methodology, setting the regulatory framework for the establishment of the platforms.

TSOs via ENTSO-E aim to keep stakeholders informed of the evolution of the European platforms while gathering their feedback for future developments. MARI and PICASSO projects in collaboration with ENTSO-E are therefore organising a public online workshop on 13 July, which will cover:

- General information, including the gate closure times for submission of bids and future monitoring and reporting;

- Information specific to each platform, such as the general processes, the functioning of the activation optimisation functions, the pricing principles or the bidding design.

TSOs will also inform of the accession roadmaps of the respective platforms, published on the ENTSO-E website on 21 April 2020 (MARI and PICASSO).

This public workshop builds on previous stakeholder workshops (4 September 2017, 5 October 2017, 20-21 June 2018, 18 October 2018) and other public consultations and stakeholder meetings.

For more information, please see the agenda, the slides or contact Please also see the Q&As (PICASSO, MARI) discussed in the workshop.

Here you can register to the PICASSO-MARI stakeholder workshop on 13 July 2020.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.