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Continental Europe Operation Handbook

​​​​​​General part

ID Title Status
I Introduction
Final version
G Glossary
Final version

Policies

ID Title Status
P1 Load-Frequency Control and Performance
Final version
P2 Scheduling and Accounting
Final version
P3 Operational Security
Final version
P4 Co-ordinated Operational Planning
Final version
P5 Emergency Operations
Final version
P6 Communication Infrastructure
Final version
P7 Data Exchanges
Final version
P8 Operational Training
Final version

Appendices

ID Title Status
A1 Load-Frequency Control and Performance
Final version
A2 Scheduling and Accounting
Final version
A3 Operational Security
Final version
A4 Co-ordinated Operational Planning
Final version
A8 Terminology
Final version

Reference Documents​

Document
Implementation Guide for the ESS in the UCTE p​rocesses (i.e. SO-SO Matching Guide)
The Operation Handbook is divided into three parts:
  • General part comprising the introduction and the glossary of terms
  • Policies comprising technical criteria, requirements, standards, procedures and measures
  • Appendices with technical description of the subject

It is recommended to start with the introduction document (I). Basic principles and frameworks for the complete handbook are described here in detail. Moreover, the introduction includes the full table of operation policies that are part of the handbook.

The glossary of terms (G) needs to be consulted as a reference only. All terms written in capitals can be found here. In case of unknown terms, acronyms or units please refer to this glossary for definitions and explanations.

For reading a policy (policies are numbered by #) it is recommended to start with the introduction of the policy and to consult the corresponding appendices (A#) before reading the requirements, standards and guidelines. The appendices usually give a general motivation and technical description of the subjects that is required for reading the policies.

The policies themselves (P#) are organised in independent chapters (starting with A), each of them in sections with numbered paragraphs. Before reading a policy it is necessary to have background knowledge on the subjects concerned. Internal references may point to other paragraphs of this policy before or after the current paragraph, external references may point to other policies or appendices as well.

 

Revision of  Emergency Operations (Policy 5) of the Continental Europe Operation Handbook

 

What has been updated:

  • A new definition for total load. This definition will be used when TSOs design the schemes for disconnection of demand at low frequency level. The new definition takes into account the percentage of connected renewable energy sources with the overall objective to minimize the disconnection of generation connected to distribution systems.  
    In order to optimize performance of the demand disconnection scheme, the new definition of total load takes into account the percentage of renewable energy sources connected to distribution systems with the overall objective to guarantee that renewable generation units remain connected  under a demand disconnection situation.
  • Detailed description of roles and responsibilities of TSOs in the restoration processes: this framework ensures coordination of national control centres  and ensures efficient management of wide area emergency situations under challenging time constraints. Through these processes TSOs can bring the system back to the normal operating conditions and minimize the impact for consumers.
  • Updated TSO/DSO coordination framework: this framework addresses the importance of the TSO/DSO coordination in the management of emergency situations in the planning phase (design of defence plans ) as well as in the operational processes in real-time emergency situations.