Options for the future of power system regional coordination
The ongoing transformation of the electricity industry with the development of decen- tralised generation, storage, smart grids and active consumer participation, together with the implementation of the Internal Energy Market (IEM), are having a significant impact on the functioning of the European power system – and more specifically on system operations.
The Clean Energy for All Europeans package: important improvements needed
ENTSO-E takes note of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package released last week by the European Commission, and agrees with the objectives to foster growth, improve market design, investment incentives and energy efficiency, and above all to put the empowered customer into the centre of the clean energy system. As in its Vision Package published last year, ENTSO-E strongly agrees with several of the main directions of the package, including bringing wholesale and retail markets together, and bringing renewable energy better into the market.
Position on energy storage and storage services
Variable renewable generation requires the power system to become more flexible to respond to the variability and uncertainty of operational conditions at various timeframes. Storage is one of the promising options to provide more flexibility to the system. This paper assesses the services that storage could provide and gives recommendations on how to maximise the benefits of storage in the most competitive manner in both the short and long term.
RES Directive review - ENTSO-E views on RES support schemes
In view of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) recast, ENTSO-E has reviewed the main types of current European renewables support schemes and provides with this paper recommendations on how RES development should be further incentivised to reach the EU’s 27% target for 2030.
TSO-DSO Data Management Report
This joint report provides input to the European Commission in their work on identifying an appropriate TSO – DSO framework, being part of the forthcoming “Market design and Renewables package. ENTSO-E, CEDEC, GEODE, EURELECTRIC and EDSO for Smart Grids are the authors of the report.
Governance of the market coupling operation functions
As markets integrate further and move closer to real time, there is an increasing need for TSOs to get involved in how power exchanges design and operate market coupling operation functions.
ENTSO-E Recommendations to ACER & NRAs on the CBCA Implementation
Regional cooperation and governance in the electricity sector
ENTSO-E position on the review of the Renewable Energy Directive
Policy Paper on Market Design for Demand Side Response
6 key recommendations and concrete market design solutions to boost Demand Side Response in Europe
General Guidelines for Reinforcing the cooperation between TSOs And DSOs
These general guidelines set the basis for ongoing and future cooperation between TSOs and DSOs on data management, active/reactive power management, and coordinated network development planning.
ENTSO-E Response to EC Consultation on Market Design
ENTSO-E’s responses to the Commission’s market design consultation highlight the progress achieved with network codes and the target model, while suggesting how to close regulatory gaps.
ENTSO-E Response to EC public consultation on risk preparedness in the area of security of electricity supply
Solar Eclipse: The successful stress test of Europe’s power grid – more ahead
Solar eclipses occur all the time, all over the globe. In the traditional generation
mix with fossil fuels, they were not a big deal for power system operators. This
changed with the increasing share of solar generation. An eclipse is thus a
button ‘off’ for solar, taking huge amounts out of the system, within seconds.
For power systems where every second needs to be in perfect balance as power
moves at the speed of light, very high variations in solar generation that take
place during an eclipse are indeed a challenge. The 20 March 2015 solar eclipse
was thus first of its kind event; a true stress test, passed successfully.
Towards an Energy Union: ENTSO-E’s Initial Proposals for a European Energy Union
ENTSO-E publishes its initial proposals on the Energy Union. It outlines several recommendations for the design and implementation of the Energy Union framework.
Towards Smarter Grids: ENTSO-E Position Paper on Developing TSO and DSO Roles for the Benefit of Consumers
Consumers have an increasingly active role in the electricity market, due to the development of renewable sources of energy and of demand-side response. This paper identifies needed changes in the TSO-DSO interface in order to unlock consumers’ potential as electricity producers and balancing actors while increasing consumers’ choice, electricity affordability and reliability.
ENTSO-E Policy Paper on Cross-Border Participation to Capacity Mechanisms
This ENTSO-E policy paper focuses on the compatibility of national capacity mechanisms and on the design of cross-border participation solutions, presenting both the underlying guiding principles and concrete recommendations.
Ensuring the Viability of Europe's Future Energy Mix
Because of their central, neutral role in the system and the market, TSOs will ensure that the shift in the generation portfolio, needed to reach Europe’s ambitious energy and climate policy targets, takes place in the most secure and cost-efficient way.
Dispersed Generation and Security of Supply in the Region of Continental Europe
TSOs are calling Member States to take action to reduce significant operational risks to the European electricity grid represented by the possible uncoordinated disconnection of a high amount of dispersed generation, mainly photovoltaics (PV), in the Continental Europe synchronous area.
Fostering Electricity Transmission Investments to Achieve Europe´s Energy Goals: towards a Future-Looking Regulation
A strong and secure transmission network is a widely recognised prerequisite to achieve EU energy and climate policy goals, which would lead to a major increase of welfare for the European economy.
Future TSO Coordination for Europe Policy Paper
TSOs within ENTSO-E have decided to implement and enforce a higher level of coordination among the TSOs for operating the European transmission system, as an answer to the challenge of the transformation of the European electricity system.
ENTSO-E Policy Recommendations
The purpose of the paper is to outline the key issues facing Europe's power system today and lay out a series of recommendations which can set the EU on the path to addressing these challenges.
Demand Side Response Policy Paper
Demand Side Response is a decisive part of market design, for which all industry stakeholders – particularly policymakers, distribution system operators and TSOs – need to cooperate more closely to establish and define clear rules, roles, and market approaches.
Market Design Policy Paper
A general principle of market design should be that market participants are incentivised to contribute to solving system scarcities (such as capacity and flexibility issues) for which they are responsible.