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. Therefore, MARI and PICASSO projects in collaboration with ENTSO-E organised a public online workshop on 2 December 2021, which covered:

  • General information and recap of platform design, including pricing;
  • Preparation of Go-live, including Accession Roadmap, Transparency and Reporting.

This public workshop builds on previous stakeholder workshops (4 September 2017, 5 October 2017, 20-21 June 2018, 18 October 2018, 13 July 2020) and other public consultations and stakeholder meetings.

For more information, please see the presentation material, PICASSO Questions & Answers document, and MARI Questions & Answers document For more information, please see the agenda.