Nordic TSOs' proposal on minimum activation period to be ensured by FCR providers

Closed 25 Jan 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020


This consultation concerns the proposal of all Nordic TSOs for the minimum activation period to be ensured by FCR providers in accordance with Article 156(10) of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 of 2 August 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation (SO Regulation).

This Proposal takes full account of the results of the cost-benefit analysis that has been conducted together with the TSOs of the CE synchronous area pursuant to article 156(11) of the SO Regulation. The TSOs published the results of this CBA for public consultation from 27 February to 30 April 2020 and sent the results to their NRAs in June 2020. The assumptions and methodology for this CBA had already been approved by the Nordic NRAs on 16 April 2019.

The common proposal of the Nordic TSOs and the results of the cost-benefit analysis can be found below under the Related Documents.

Why your views matter

The proposal is subject to public consultation according to article 11 of SO Regulation.

What happens next

The TSOs of the Nordic synchronous area shall duly take into account the views of stakeholders resulting from the consultation and use them to prepare the final version of the document that will be submitted to the Nordic NRAs.

In all cases, a sound justification for including or not the views resulting from the consultation shall be provided together with the submission of the proposal and published in a timely manner before, or simultaneously with the publication of the amended proposal on the minimum activation period to be ensured by FCR providers.


  • Electricity balancing actors


  • Market Network Codes
  • System Operations Code