ENTSO-E and EDSO for Smart Grids welcome applications from R&D projects to display their work at the InnoGrid2020+ conference, the not-to be-missed annual event on innovation in electricity networks. This year's conference will address the ‘Network of Networks’ and is scheduled in Brussels on 26-27 June 2017.
Sixteen transmissions system operators (TSOs) are cooperating to create a Core capacity calculation region that will cover most of continental Europe. In this Core region they will adopt common methodologies to calculate and optimise cross-border transmission capacity. This will increase cross-border trade without endangering security of supply. This important move towards an integrated energy market was made possible by the EU network codes - a European code of conduct for the power system that is about to be completed this year with new rules on the Balancing market.
Bernard Energy (BEA); the European Distribution System Operators’ Association for Smart Grids (EDSO for Smart Grids); the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E); the Union of the Electricity Industry - EURELECTRIC (EURELECTRIC) and the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) have the pleasure to announce the launch of the 1st Scholarship Award in Memoriam of Ana Aguado.
Today ENTSO-E releases its recommendations for the cooperation of ENTSO-E with third-country TSOs and is adopted in accordance with Article 8(3)(c) Regulation (EC) No 714 / 2009.
This week the European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) presents long term key priorities to enable the transition towards a reliable and sustainable European electricity system with very high shares of renewables. Overall the roadmap estimates that 2.5 billion euros investments in Research and Innovation are needed over the next 10 years to help manage Europe’s Energy Transition as a system.
ENTSO-E has launched a web-based public consultation on Harmonised Allocation Rules for long-term transmission rights and invites all interested parties to submit comments by 17 February 2017. ENTSO-E is also organising a stakeholder workshop on 7 February 2017 in Brussels to provide information about, and receive feedback on, the draft Harmonised Allocation Rules.
In the summer of 2016, all TSOs submitted the Common Grid Model Methodology (CGMM) as well as the Generation and Load Data Provision Methodology (GLDPM) to all regulatory authorities (NRAs) for approval under Regulation 2015/1222 (“CACM Guideline”). Stakeholders had earlier been consulted on these documents and the public consultation included a workshop held at ENTSO-E Secretariat on 18 February 2016.
ACER and ENTSO-E call on EU associations involved in the Electricity sector to express their interest to participate in the System Operation European Stakeholder Committee.
To support the implementation of the Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL), several pilot initiatives have been set up. The common market for procurement and exchange of Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) constitutes such a project.
ENTSO-E publishes its annual work programme 2017. The focus of the Work Programme is on the implementation of network codes, enhanced cooperation and co-creation with stakeholders, enhanced transparency, contributions to new EU policy and legislative initiatives, the retail-wholesale interface and TSO-DSO co-operation, and the regional co-operation.
ENTSO-E officially releases on 20 December 2016 its final 10-year network development plan (TYNDP) 2016. On the same day, ENTSO-G, the equivalent of ENTSO-E for gas releases the draft gas TYNDP 2017 for public consultation.
The new European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) just launched its activities this week and will be seeking experts from mid December 2016 until mid January 2017 to take an active part in its six Working Groups.
ENTSO-E Winter Outlooks offer a detailed and consistent analysis EU-wide of risks to security of supply taking into consideration the possibility for a deficit in one country to be covered by surpluses from neighbouring countries. The calculations show that in normal and severe conditions Europe should be able to cover demand.
Earlier this year, “All TSOs” approved the Common Grid Model Methodology (CGMM) as well as the Generation and Load Data Provision Methodology (GLDPM) for submission to national regulatory authorities (NRAs) as required by Regulation 2015/1222 (the CACM Guideline). The NRAs’ review of the methodologies is still ongoing as of the beginning of November 2016.
The Regulation (EU) 2016/631 of 14 April 2016 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators (RfG)mandated ENTSO-E to provide within six month of the entry into force of the this legislation, non-binding written guidance (IGDs) to its members and other system operators concerning the elements of this Regulation requiring national decisions.
Important progress has been achieved by the South East European region in implementing European energy legislation, setting up and liberalising power markets. There is a strong commitment to move to the next step: couple the region with the rest of Europe through the Multi-Regional Coupling.
On 24 October 2016, EU Member States in the Electricity Cross-border Committee voted positively for the Network Code on Emergency and Restoration. This code sets out harmonised rules on how to deal with emergency situations and to restore the system as efficiently and as quickly as possible. ENTSO-E welcomes the approval of the code as together with the previously voted System Operation Guideline, it will ensure the highest level of system security for Europe.
The Assembly of ENTSO-E yesterday appointed Mr Laurent Schmitt as Secretary-General to succeed to Mr Konstantin Staschus, who was not seeking a third four-year mandate beyond his current one which ends in early 2017.
After the Baltics in June and before South East Europe in November, ENTSO-E’s tour of regions stops today, 23 September 2016, in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, for a conference entitled “Completing the Energy Market – A Central East Perspective”.
The ENTSO for gas and electricity had gathered in the past 6 month significant feedback for the stakeholder on the assumptions and storylines of the 2030 and 2040 scenarios for the TYNDPs 2018. Now the ENTSOs invite you to express your view on how to interpret the feedback: e.g. what does it mean “high RES penetration”? What is meant “in line with 2050 targets”?
The four European associations representing electricity distribution system operators, CEDEC, EDSO, EURELECTRIC and GEODE, and ENTSO-E, representing the transmission system operators, teamed up to share their views on how to manage data and information exchanges between system operators. The resulting effort is a joint report that sets out how rules on data management and exchanges represent a precondition to deploying smart grids and unleashes all potential of the demand side of the electricity system. The report also intends to stir up the debate among stakeholders across networks and markets.
ENTSO-E conducted, along with European and American vendors and Transmission System Operators (TSOs), a common information model (CIM) interoperability test (IOP) — ENTSO-E IOP "CIM for System Development and Operations" 2016. The test was organised and directed by ENTSO-E from 11 to 15 July 2016 at ENTSO-E's premises, in Brussels.
ENTSO-E had decided to create an independent Advisory Council, as to increase transparency and to take stakeholder opinions better into account. The Advisory Council is composed of personalities nominated by the main European stakeholders of the power transmission system. Meeting for the first time in Brussels on 15 September, these representatives of consumers, environmental NGOs, smart grids, traders, utilities and manufacturers appointed Juan Alba Rios, EURELECTRIC, as their Chair.
This new methodology, CBA 2.0, is the result of “learning by implementing” and of taking into account stakeholder suggestions over the past 2 years.
ENTSO-E is consulting between 29 July and 29 September on its 2016 pan-European Mid-term Adequacy Forecast (MAF 2016).
The Governing Board of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Smart Networks for the Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) gathering actors from electricity, storage and ICT but also heating, transport and gas adopted Konstantin Staschus, ENTSO-E Secretary-General, as their Chairman.
Michael Zigo, MSc student in Business Information Management at Erasmus University (the Netherlands), has been appointed as the winner of the call for papers: ‘What do digital energy and digital consumers mean to you?’, launched for the first time by ENTSO-E, EDSO for Smart Grids and the Florence School of Regulation in the context of the 5thInnoGrid2020+ Conference (27th – 28th June 2016).
On day 2 of their conference on Europe innovation in grids, InnoGrid2020+, EDSO for Smart Grids (EDSO) and ENTSO-E insist on the distribution and transmission system operators' eagerness to support Europe's entry in the digital energy era.
ENTSO-E and EDSO for Smart Grids call for an innovation push in the European power system.
What electricity grid is needed in Europe to reduce emissions by 80% and integrate 60% renewables by 2030? This is one of the questions answered by the 2016 edition of ENTSO-E's biennial 10-year network development plan (TYNDP) which is out for public consultation as of 23 June.
“Regions can speed up the delivery of the Energy Union to customers”, said Bente Hagem, ENTSO-E Chair of the Board in the margins of ENTSO-E’s first regional conference in Vilnius, Lithuania which gathered close to 300 delegates.
The EU power system is adapting fast to meet Europe’s renewables target. On 4 May 2016 the Member States gave a favourable opinion on the Draft Regulation establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation – the System Operation Guideline. It sets out harmonised rules on how to operate the grid to ensure security of supply with more and more renewables. It also formalises Regional Service Coordinators, RSCs, which will cover the whole of Europe by end 2017. The Nordic RSC was kicked off today at a meeting in Copenhagen.
RGI and ENTSO-E will be working closely together to promote a responsible reinforcement of the power grid needed to achieve Europe’s climate and energy targets.
ENTSO-E releases its draft Research & Innovation Roadmap 2017-2026 for public consultation until 24 May.
With the energy transition, European countries need more and more to rely on and coordinate with each other to guarantee security of supply and well-functioning markets. ENTSO-E favours the creation of "policy regions" to advance further on regional coordination of energy policies. Transmission system operators will on their side fulfil their commitment towards more cooperation in their area of expertise.
Today representatives of transmission system operators, national regulatory authorities, and ministries of energy and power exchanges of the Western Balkans 6 countries committed to implementing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) setting out general principles of cooperation as well as concrete actions to develop the regional electricity market. The memorandum of understanding was signed at the premises of the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna.
The second of eight network codes, Requirements for Generators, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It will become a binding regulation in all Member States on 17 May.
The previous stakeholders’ feedback and the ENTSO-E experience with the current CBA (used in the ten-Year Network Development Plan 2014 and 2016) has clearly shown the need for improving the European project assessment methodology. Based on this ENTSO-E has drafted a new Cost Benefit Analysis methodology (CBA 2.0) which is now put forward for consultation until 31 May.
Market Committee - Approves ITC Audit Results and 2016 Perimeter Fee. The 2016 perimeter fee has been established at € 0,5 / MWh.
Each year the European association of transmission system operators carries out a stakeholder survey. The 2015 results show an important progress (+5% satisfaction). ENTSO-E announces new actions in 2016 to increase stakeholder engagement and transparency.
ENTSO-Es Assembly has decided today to set up an independent Advisory Council. The European Network of Transmission System Operators is growing as the internal electricity market progresses. This comes with strict obligations in terms of openness and interaction with stakeholders.
The Electricity Balancing network code is still under discussion and should be put to vote in 2016. As with other network codes, transmission system operators are engaged in projects that are implementing already some of the objectives of the future EU regulation on electricity balancing. One of these projects is called TERRE: Trans European Replacement Reserves Exchange.
The sixteen transmission system operators of the Central Western Europe and Central Eastern Europe capacity calculation regions (CCRs) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 3 March to develop a common day-ahead flow-based capacity calculation methodology and merge the two regions into one.
European transmission system operators have to step up regional coordination to deliver to the internal energy market and accommodate increasing shares of renewables. Today, ENTSO-E publishes an agreement it has signed with 36 interconnected TSOs to roll out regional security coordination service providers (RSCSPs).
Submit your outstanding practice in grid development and receive an award at the European Commission's 2nd annual Energy Infrastructure Forum in Copenhagen in November
The 5th edition of the InnoGrid2020+ conference will take place on 22-23 March in Brussels and will address 'Digital Energy'. Co-organisers ENTSO-E and EDSO for smart grids and partner the Florence School of Regulation are calling for papers written by students doing a bachelor’s or master’s degree to explain what digital energy and digital consumers mean to them.
The European association of transmission system operators proposes in its answer to the European Commission consultation on the review of the Renewable Energy Directive measures to increase the share of renewables in Europe’s energy mix up to 27% by 2030 while maintaining a high level of security of supply and cost-effectiveness.