Provision of ancillary services
In order to participate on ancillary service markets, you must cooperate with, or become, a Balance Responsible Party (BRP). This does not apply for FFR.
Guidance on the provision of reserves
More information on becoming a provider of ancillary services is found in our Guidance document: Guidance on the provision of reserves (.pdf) Opens in a new window
Your possible earnings depend on the capacity and/or energy you have available to bid as well as the price you choose for your bid.
You can get an indication of how much you can earn on each market by looking at historical prices for cleared volumes. Historical prices can also be used to get an indication on how to price your bids. Remember that the pricing of your bid should cover any eventual investment cost, operational cost as well as desired return on investment.
Capacity remuneration = Price (Pay as cleared or Pay as bid) * sold capacity (MW)
Energy remuneration = Price (upward or downward regulation) * activated energy (MWh)
A market where capacity is procured. Bids are cleared usually one day before the day of operation. The capacity remuneration is always received for accepted bids, independent of any energy activation. Some capacity markets also include energy remuneration for the actual energy activations.
Energy activation market
A market where energy is procured. Bids are cleared during the operating hour. Energy remuneration is received for the actual energy activations. No capacity remuneration is received.
Information on providing ancillary services
Contact information regarding ancillary services
For questions on FFR, email: email@example.com.
For questions on FCR-N and FCR-D, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on aFRR, email: email@example.com.
For questions on mFRR, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on the Disturbance Reserve, email: email@example.com.
For questions on the Power Reserve, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.