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.
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.
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, 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.