The Platform for the International Coordination of Automated Frequency Restoration and Stable System Operation (PICASSO) is the implementation project endorsed by all TSOs through the ENTSO-E Market Committee to establish the European platform for the exchange of balancing energy from frequency restoration reserves with automatic activation or aFRR-Platform, pursuant to Article 21 of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing (EB GL).
Main targets of the project
The main targets of the project are:
Design, implement and operate an aFRR-Platform compliant with the approved versions of the EB GL, SO GL and CACM, as well as other regulations.
Enhancing economic and technical efficiency within the limits of system security.
Integrating the European aFRR markets while respecting the TSO-TSO model.
Press releases and updates
Updated accession roadmap of PICASSO – accession roadmap for the aFRR-Platform (27 April 2021)
FAT Harmonisation Survey – February 2021
Updated accession roadmap of PICASSO – accession roadmap for the aFRR-Platform (13 October 2020)
Accession roadmap of PICASSO – accession roadmap for the aFRR-Platform (24 April 2020)
aFRRIF public consultation - Implementation framework for the exchange of balancing energy from aFRR (26 April – 29 June)
First stakeholder consultation – Call for input from 21 November 2017 until 20 December 2017