The survey provides support for the future implementation of the Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL) and highlights the challenges facing the pan-European harmonisation of electricity balancing market design. The survey information is used to monitor the implementation of the EB GL and to report on the development towards a European balancing market.
The survey includes maps illustrating how different approaches have been taken to the design elements of Ancillary Services and Imbalance Charges across Europe.
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The members who responded to the 2016 survey are as follows: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland & NI, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom.
Data collection is a relatively high-level exercise; therefore not all details are captured.
Different countries use different concepts. Hence the development of a single set of definitions encounters difficulty in matching the various concepts. Consequently, in a number of specific cases, the position of a country in a certain group might be debatable.
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