Synchronous Area Operational Agreements and LFC Block Operational Agreements for Great Britain

Closed 18 May 2018

Opened 5 Apr 2018

Overview

This consultation concerns the NGET proposals for the Synchronous Area Operational Agreements and LFC Block Operational Agreements on Load Frequency Control and Reserves developed in accordance with articles 118 and 119 respectively of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 of 2 August 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation (SOGL).

SOGL requires that TSOs of the synchronous area responsible for operating load frequency control and reserves, which for GB is NGET alone, must develop Synchronous Area Operational Agreements and LFC Block Operational Agreements by 12 months after the entry into force of SOGL, 14 September 2018.

These documents for the Synchronous Area Operational Agreements and LFC Block Operational Agreements are contained in two respective documents with text relative to the legal articles, and aim at presenting operational rules from GB according to the pan-EU framework, thereby facilitating greater cross-border cooperation in matters of security and in facilitates the development of cross-border balancing services in terms of sharing and exchange of reserves.

The documents presented for public consultation contain those methodologies from SOGL articles 118 and 119 that are also referenced in SOGL articles 6(3)(d), 6(3)(e) and article 11 for public consultation prior to NRA approval.  For clarification, the additional articles not subject to public consultation or NRA approval shall be inserted into Title 3 of these documents after the completion of this publication consultation but prior to their publication.

This consultation runs from 5 April to 18 May 2018.

Why We Are Consulting

NGET consults on the proposal for Synchronous Area Operational Agreements and LFC Block Operational Agreements to obtain the input and views of stakeholders on these proposals and to fulfil the requirements from article 11 of regulation 2017/1485 (SOGL)

Audiences

  • ENTSO-E stakeholders

Interests

  • System Operations Code