The FCR-Design project, which is a continuation of the project "Review of the Frequency Containment Process (FCP)", has been finalized. The goal of the project has been to review and harmonize the technical requirements for FCR-D with the goal of relaxing the requirements in order to ease pre-qualification / pre-qualify more capacity/units, based on the results from the FCP-project.
The Nordic TSOs have decided to increase the number of procurement hours for aFRR to 48 hours per week starting from week 14 2019.
The Swedish government has appointed Lotta Medelius-Bredhe acting director-general for Svenska kraftnät. Ulla Sandborgh consequently steps down from the position.
Throughout the month of January a newspaper has published several articles about Svenska kraftnät, painting a picture Svenska kraftnät does not agree with. There are however, as stated in the articles, shortcomings in our routines surrounding security screening and new hire entry into our facilities as well as shortcomings in our systematic work against irregularities.
The Nordic TSOs have decided to continue with procurement of a total volume up to 300 MW during weekdays (Monday to Friday) in Q1/2019 (January-March).
The Nordic TSOs have decided to continue with procurement of a total volume up to 300 MW during weekdays (Monday to Friday) in Q4/2018 (October-December).
The Nordic TSOs have decided to continue with procurement of a total volume up to 300 MW during weekdays (Monday to Friday) in Q3/2018 (July-September). The basis for the procurement is the targeted frequency quality level and the TSOs will continue to procure aFRR in the morning and evening hours where the frequency variations are most challenging. An evaluation will be done for each quarter of the year.
The power system will experience major changes due to climate policies, technological development and new regulatory frameworks. Today the Nordic TSOs present a report on common solutions for the future Nordic power system.
The four Nordic TSOs Energinet, Fingrid, Statnett and Svenska kraftnät have presented the Nordic Perspectives on the ENTSO-E Mid-term adequacy forecast (MAF) of 2017.
In order to prepare for the new Nordic balancing concept and implementation of ACE (Area Control Error) based balancing, the Nordic TSOs have agreed on a plan for increasing aFRR procurement hours and volume.