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.
The five Nordic TSOs have reached a cooperation agreement on the development of a new Nordic balancing concept.
In December 2017 Svenska kraftnät published the System Development Plan 2018–2027: a document focusing on the long-term development of the future power system. The plan was approved by the Board of Svenska kraftnät on 30 November 2017.
The work on a future Nordic balancing model continues forward and all five Nordic Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have agreed to a Memorandum of understanding. This paves the way towards the future balancing of the Nordic power system, including the introduction of modernized Area Control Error (ACE) as the balancing method. The aim of the TSOs is to have one common Nordic Load-Frequency (LFC) block, consisting of 11 LFC areas corresponding to the current bidding zones.
The Nordic TSOs have decided to procure a total volume up to 300 MW during weekdays (Monday to Friday) in the first half-year 2018. The TSOs will continue to procure aFRR in the morning and evening hours where the frequency variations are most challenging.
Svenska kraftnät and other Nordic transmission system operators discuss common aggregation and consumption solutions
Svenska kraftnät, together with the other Nordic TSO Fingrid, Statnett and Energinet, has published the document "Unlocking flexibility –Nordic TSO discussion paper on third-party aggregators". The document is a first step towards the harmonisation of aggregator-related issues at the Nordic level.
On September 28th, Svenska kraftnät's board decided on small adjustments to the level of the fees collected from balance responsible parties as set out in appendix 6 of the Balance Responsibility Agreement.
In the end of 2014, the Nordic TSOs launched the common FCP project ('Revision of the Frequency Containment Process') (www.svk.se). The aim with the project was to review and harmonize the requirements for primary frequency controlled reserves (FCR-N and FCR-D) in the Nordics, with the superior goal of improvement of the frequency quality.
Svenska kraftnät announces a pilot project in demand side response/energy storage with the aim of testing new solutions for maintaining balance in the electricity system. The pilot project pertains to the Frequency Containment Reserve – Disturbance (FCR-D) which automatically reacts to the balance in the electricity system.
According to Energitilsynet's decision of May 17th 2017 and Energimarknadsinspektionen's decision of April 12th 2017, Energinet and Svenska kraftnät have been asked to ensure sufficient hedging products regarding the bidding zones DK1 and DK2.