ENTSO-E releases draft Load Frequency Control & Reserves Network Code
The draft code reflects the work carried out by TSO experts as of 14 September 2012. The ENTSO-E workshop on 25 September will address a version of the network code in legal format, in which the most important stipulations are close to their final formulations. The feedback from discussions and the Q&A session with stakeholders are particularly important at this stage of drafting. The draft NC is published in both pdf and word format. The word format allows stakeholders the opportunity to draft any comments directly into the draft NC and submit to ENTSO-E.
Stakeholders are reminded to register to participate in the public stakeholder workshop by 21 September. The workshop is of particular interest, but not limited to, DSOs, industrial electricity consumers, generators, energy traders and turbine suppliers. The draft of the Network Code as well as the agenda for the workshop will be published on ENTSO-E's website on 14 September 2012.
Reminder that the workshop will be held on:
Tuesday, 25 September 2012, from 13h00 to 17h00,
at ENTSO-G premises (in the 2nd floor of the same building in which ENTSO-E is located),
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Please register for the workshop via email, by indicating your full name, contact details and organization to Ms Pilar Munoz-Elena (Pilar.Munoz-Elena@entsoe.eu), no later than 21 September 2012.
This stakeholder workshop is the second of several workshops with all stakeholders. Further workshops will be held during and after the formal public consultation on the LFC&R NC in line with the consultation timetable on ENTSO-E's website.
The LFC&R NC focuses on frequency quality criteria, frequency control structure, frequency containment reserves, frequency restoration reserves, replacement reserves, exchange of reserves and synchronous time control. These LFC&R NC provisions provide the basis for the power system to function with a satisfactory level of security and quality of supply, as well as efficient utilization of infrastructure and resources.
The European Commission officially invited ENTSO-E to start formally drafting the LFC&R NC on 24 February 2012. The code must be in line with ACER's Framework Guidelines on Electricity System Operation and submitted to ACER by 1 July 2013.