Load Frequency Control & Reserves

LOAD related Deliverables

European Stakeholder Committee

History & Development of the network code


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System Operations Code

Below you will find the Frequently asked questions relating to the network code Load Frequency Control & Reserves.

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.

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.