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Network Code on Load Frequency Control and Reserves (LFCR)

​Please note this network code will be merged into the Single System Operation Guideline​

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​The Load-Frequency Control and Reserves Network Code will help ensure coherent and coordinated operation of transmission networks to achieve a satisfactory level of frequency quality. It will do this by focusing on frequency quality criteria, frequency control structure, frequency containment reserves, frequency restoration reserves, replacement reserves, exchange of reserves and synchronous time control. These LFCR provisions will also help to ensure efficient utilization of infrastructure and resources

Latest Status Update (July 2015)

On 27 September 2013, ACER issued a positive reasoned opinion and recommendation to adopt the network code on Load Frequency Control and Reserves. The European Commission is now reviewing the Network Code before they begin the process of changing the network code into a European law. During this phase, ENTSO-E is seeking to provide the appropriate support and engage in discussions with Member States, Institutions and stakeholders. ENTSO-E hopes this will contribute to a smooth adoption later this year of the code in a form that will create strong benefits for European Consumers.

An overview of the latest developments for all network codes is available.

Stakeholder Engagement

ENTSO-E’s stakeholder engagement has comprised of DSO Technical Expert Group Meetings, four Public Stakeholder Workshops, a dedicated public consultation where stakeholders provided feedback on the work that had been out, as well as ad-hoc meetings and exchange of views with interested parties as appropriate. The DSO Technical Expert Groups reflect the importance of involvement of Distribution System Operators, who play a significant role in contributing to overall system security. The technical experts in this group are designated from the DSO associations CEDEC, EDSO for Smart Grids, Eurelectric and GEODE. All material, including minutes and presentations from meetings will be made public.

 

DSO Technical Expert Group Meetings

Date

Workshop

Minutes

Documents

08/05/2013

4th

Minutes

13/02/13

3rd as a teleconference

Minutes

Agenda

25/09/12

2nd

Minutes

Presentation

12/07/12

1st

Minutes 

Participants
Documents

 Public Stakeholder Workshops

Date

Workshop

Minutes

Documents

07/05/13

4th

Agenda
Presentations

12/03/13

3rd

Minutes

Agenda
Presentations

25/09/12

2nd

Minutes

Presentation

12/07/12

1st    

Minutes 

Participants
Documents

19/03/12

General SO Issues

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Agenda
Presentations

Related Documents

Date

Documents

28/06/13

Final LFCR Network Code

28/06/13

Final LFCR Supporting Paper

30/04/13

Draft LFCR Network Code

30/04/13

NC LFCR - Supporting Paper

01/02/13

Draft for consultation - LFCR Network Code 

01/02/13

NC LFCR - Supporting Paper

14/06/12

Final Report on Operational Reserves

24/02/12

EC request for ENTSO-E to start drafting the LFCR NC

02/12/12

ACER’s Framework Guidelines on System Operation

For further information on NC LFCR, please contact Kristel Romeo​