The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) today sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop state of the art cyber security regulation, practices & standards for the electricity transmission system.
The two European Regional Security Coordinators (RSCs) Coreso and TSCNET Services have concluded a Cooperation Framework Agreement aimed at strengthening their cooperation in assisting transmission system operators (TSOs) in their task of maintaining the operational security of the electricity system
The Winter Review 2016/2017 published alongside the Summer Outlook is complemented by a dedicated ENTSO-E report on the January 2017 cold spell entitled “Managing critical grid situations - Success and Challenges”.
The Energy Community Secretariat hosted the ENTSO-E System Development Committee, Regional Group Continental South East meeting on 11 May at its premises in Vienna. The meeting served to strengthen the cooperation between the Secretariat and the ENTSO-E Regional Group Continental South East (CSE), especially regarding regional investment planning and the selection of priority infrastructure projects.
“Fairer prices and more choice for European energy consumers”, this is the goal of the energy liberalisation and market integration. Network codes, jointly developed by the European Commission, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Network for Transmission System Operators for gas and electricity, (ENTSOG and ENTSO-E), with the key involvement of stakeholders, provide European answers on technical and market issues. By the end of 2017 they will all be adopted. It is time to look into achievements but also the implementation and monitoring challenges. A joint conference is organised in Brussels to celebrate this common achievement and to discuss the next steps.
Find out in our Annual Report 2016, released this week. We are one year closer to seeing the internal energy market becoming reality: 2016 saw the acceleration of the implementation of the network codes, we planned the grid of the future with our TYNDP 2016, toured Europe to discuss regional cooperation, and much more.
ENTSO-E is launching on 11 April 2017 an online public consultation on the proposal for the Cross-zonal Intraday Capacity Pricing (CZIDCP) Methodology in accordance with Article 55 of Regulation (EU) 2015/1222 of 24 July 2015 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM Regulation).
Gathering in Brussels on 30 March 2017, ENTSO-E’s Assembly voted positively on OST becoming a full member of the association. With TEIAS in Turkey as observer member, ENTSO-E now stretches over 36 countries.
Yesterday in Brussels, ENTSO-E Assembly elected Ben Voorhorst, COO of TenneT (having operations in The Netherlands and Germany), as its new President and re-elected Bente Hagem, Executive Vice-President Statnett (Norway) as Chair of the Board.
On 30 March ENTSO-E sent a letter to Michel Barnier and The Rt Hon David Davis MP encouraging them to look early on the energy dimension of Brexit and to say that ENTSO-E is ready to provide any technical and/or expert support as required.
Today ENTSO-E releases its key recommendations on the clean energy package for all europeans.
Today member states approved the last of the eighth network codes – the Balancing Guideline.
The ITC mechanism functions according to the terms defined in the ITC Agreement, compensating transmission system operators for costs associated with hosting transit flows (i.e. facilitating the transfer of power between two countries). This mechanism aims to incentivise the hosting of cross border flows and to facilitate the creation of an effectively competitive pan-European electricity market.
According to the review of 2016, ENTSO-E has seen the satisfaction with its work increase: the Advisory Council, a more visionary approach but also efforts to communicate with a wider audience, including NGOs, and to follow up on feedback received have been mentioned in results and led to a four percent increase in the rating, compared to the previous year.
ENTSO-E is pleased to confirm that the public consultation on the draft Common Grid Model Methodology as well as the draft Generation and Load Data Provision Methodology, both revised in line with the requirements set out in Regulation 2016/1719 and referred to as "CGMM-v2" and "GLDPM-v2", respectively, is opening on Monday 06 March 2017. Comments on the methodologies can be submitted via a web form link included in the documents.
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.