PICASSO

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).

PICASSO implementation project (As of April 2021)

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.

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