All Continental European and Nordic TSOs’ proposal for a Cost Benefit Analysis methodology

Closes 18 Feb 2018

Opened 10 Jan 2018

Overview

This consultation concerns the proposal on the assumptions and methodology for a cost-benefit analysis to be conducted, in order to assess the time period required for FCR providing units or groups with limited energy reservoirs to remain available during alert state, developed in accordance with article 156(11) of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 of 2 August 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation (SO GL).

SO GL requires that, by 6 months after entry into force of SO GL, the TSOs of the Continental Europee and Nordic synchronous areas shall propose assumptions and methodology for a cost-benefit analysis to be conducted, in order to assess the time period required for FCR providing units or groups with limited energy reservoirs to remain available during alert state.
 
By 12 months after approval of the assumptions and methodology by all regulatory authorities of the concerned region, the TSOs of the CE and Nordic synchronous areas shall submit the results of their cost-benefit analysis to the concerned regulatory authorities, suggesting a time period which shall not be greater than 30 or smaller than 15 minutes.
 
The cost-benefit analysis has to take into account at least: 
(a) experiences gathered with different timeframes and shares of emerging technologies in different LFC blocks; 
(b) the impact of a defined time period on the total cost of FCR reserves in the synchronous area; 
(c) the impact of a defined time period on system stability risks, in particular through prolonged or repeated frequency events; 
(d) the impact on system stability risks and total cost of FCR in case of increasing total volume of FCR; 
(e) the impact of technological developments on costs of availability periods for FCR from its FCR providing units or groups with limited energy reservoirs. 
 
In order to facilitate the understanding of the proposal, an explanatory document is provided for information together with the proposal below under Related Documents. 
 

Why We Are Consulting

The proposal is subject to public consultation accoring to article 11 of SO GL.

Give Us Your Views

Events

  • Stakeholder workshop

    From 15 Jan 2018 at 10:00 to 15 Jan 2018 at 15:00

    The public workshop can also be attended via GoToMeeting web conference using the following link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/941453205

    You can also dial in using your phone with Access Code: 941-453-205 :

    Austria: +43 7 2081 5337
    Belgium: +32 28 93 7002
    Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69
    Finland: +358 923 17 0556
    France: +33 170 950 590
    Germany: +49 692 5736 7300
    Ireland: +353 15 360 756
    Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80
    Netherlands: +31 207 941 375
    Norway: +47 21 93 37 37
    Spain: +34 932 75 1230
    Sweden: +46 853 527 818
    Switzerland: +41 225 4599 60
    United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0097

Audiences

  • ENTSO-E stakeholders

Interests

  • System Operations Code