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.
The Nordic TSOs have decided to procure a total volume of up to 300 MW for weekdays (Monday to Friday) during the second half of 2017. The TSOs will procure aFRR for the morning and evening hours when the frequency variations are most challenging.
Nordic Grid Development Plan and Generation Adequacy Assessment presented as part of upcoming joint Nordic solutions report
The transmission system operators (TSOs) of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway just launched two common documents: A Nordic Grid Development Plan and a common report on Generation Adequacy, including market measures to assure adequacy and a methodology for assessment. The two documents are responses to tasks set out by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The parties of the European project MARI invites stakeholders to a workshop which will be held on 4 September 2017 at the ENTSO-E premises in Brussels.
In order to meet future challenges to the Nordic power system, and at the same time fully benefit from the European market development, the Swedish and Norwegian TSOs are taking the first steps towards an updated power system balancing model. The model is founded on proven methodology and modern IT solutions. The Finnish and Danish TSOs are invited to join.
On April 5, 2017, nineteen European Transmission System Operators signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the design, implementation and operation of a new manual frequency restoration reserve platform.
The four Nordic TSOs (Statnett, Svenska kraftnät, Fingrid, and Energinet.dk) are jointly performing an analysis of how to implement 15 minute imbalance settlement period (ISP) in the Nordics. Introducing 15 minute imbalance settlement is part of the upcoming guideline on Electricity Balancing. With 15 minute ISP all imbalances will be settled over a 15 minute time period instead of the current 60 minute time period and market players will have the opportunity to trade 15 minute products.
The Nordic transmission system operators (TSOs) have prepared a detailed report describing the Nordic balancing philosophy to outline the principles and strategy behind the current rules and procedures for the balancing process.