The Swedish TSO Svenska kraftnät has informed the Nordic power exchange Nord Pool Spot AS that the planned commissioning of The SouthWest Link is to be postponed from the first quarter of 2015 to the end of the third quarter of 2015. The reason is that Alstom Grid announced a one year delay in delivering the HVDC converter stations ordered by Svenska kraftnät.
Svensk kraftnät together with fifteen Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and five Power Exchanges across Europe, are engaged in a development project for delivery of a common European cross border intraday solution.
Nordic balance settlement (NBS) will become operative stepwise starting from November 2015. Finland will be the first to implement it in November to be followed by Sweden and Norway in February 2016. A new milestone has been reached as the industry preparation can begin. The Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Fingrid, Statnett and Svenska kraftnät have already established a joint service company eSett Oy which will operate the settlement process.
On Thursday plans for a new high voltage interconnector –
Hansa PowerBridge – between Sweden and Germany were revealed at Svenska kraftnät's Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Stockholm. On Friday the CEOs of Svenska kraftnät (Swedish National Grid), Mikael Odenberg, and the German Transmission System Operator 50Hertz, Boris Schucht, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the German Embassy in Stockholm. The signing was made in the presence of Mr. Rainer Baake, German State Secretary at the Ministry for Economics and Energy and
Mr. Christian Pegel, Minister for Energy in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
With the establishment of the joint service company eSett Oy, the Transmission System Operators Fingrid, Statnett and Svenska kraftnät have taken a big step towards the establishment of a Nordic balance settlement.
The Nordic Transmission System Operators (TSOs) will arrange a system operation workshop. This will take place 9th October 2013 in Oslo. The workshop will focus on Nordic power system operation development.
The North-Western Europe (NWE) Power Exchanges and Transmission System Operators are working on implementing an NWE Price Coupling Solution, to replace the current coupling mechanisms in Great Britain, Central Western Europe and the Nordic-Baltic regions.