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Balance Responsibility Agreement

The Balance Responsibility Agreement applies until further notice between a balance responsible party and Svenska kraftnät.

Fees for balance responsible parties

Balancing energy and regulation power are invoiced weekly by eSett Oy, which also handles settlement.

Fees for balance service are governed by the terms set out in eSett Oy's Imbalance Settlement Agreement. The following fees apply from 1 January 2018 and until 31 December 2018:

  • Consumption imbalance fee: €0.50 per MWh (for consumption balancing energy
  • Consumption fee: €0.404 per MWh
  • Production fee: €0.202 per MWh
  • Weekly fee: €30 per week

From 1 January 2019 and until further notice the following fees will apply:

  • Consumption imbalance fee: €0.50 per MWh (for consumption balancing energy
  • Consumption fee: €0.530 per MWh
  • Production fee: €0.265 per MWh
  • Weekly fee: €30 per week

Since imbalances are settled in euros, the fees are also set in euros. Balance service providers may choose to be invoiced in euro or in national currency as set out in the terms of the Imbalance Settlement Agreement.

The above fees are charged and credited according to the current Imbalance Settlement Agreement with eSett Oy.

Fee for the Peak Load Reserve (in effect from 16 November 2018 and until further notice):

  • Fee for Peak Load Reserve is applied to consumption, excluding power losses in the network subject to concession. 0.35 EUR per MWh during weekdays 06-22, from November 16 2018 until further notice.

About the agreement

The agreement includes, among other things, requirements that the balance responsible party shall plan and provide hourly balance, report important information to Svenska kraftnät as well as pay for services from Svenska kraftnät. The agreement is updated roughly once a year.

Svenska kraftnät shall on its part continuously analyse the power situation in the country, report information to the balance responsible party and settle accounts. The agreement also describes trade and pricing.

Parts of the settlement, billing and information exchange are managed by eSett Oy for Svenska kraftnät according to the Balance Responsibility Agreement. The conditions for this are included in eSett Oy's Imbalance Settlement Agreement which is found at: www.esett.com.

The Balance Responsibility Agreement is only available in Swedish. Download the updated Swedish Balance Responsibility Agreement here (550 kB, pdf, new window). The updated Agreement entered into force on November 1st, 2018.

Please note that a number of documents (reglerdokument) complement the Balance Responsibility Agreement. These documents (in Swedish only) are available here.

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