Network codes implementation: Orgalime joins new ENTSO-E stakeholder group

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At the beginning of the year, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), in close collaboration with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for electricity (ENTSO-E), launched a call for EU associations involved in the electricity sector to express their interest in participating in a new stakeholder committee, namely the System Operation European Stakeholder Committee (SO ESC). This is the third ESC to be set up with the aim of ensuring effective engagement of stakeholders in network code implementation. It will tackle the Guidelines on Electricity Transmission System Operation and the Network Code on Electricity Emergency and Restoration and their implementation.

Already a member of the Grid Connection European Stakeholder Committee (GC ESC), Orgalime has now also expressed its interest in joining this committee. We have received a positive response and the first SO ESC meeting took place on 14 March. The Draft Terms of Reference of the SO ESC have been approved and an IT platform was presented for practical implementation. This is a common dedicated platform for all ESCs and will contain all terms of reference (ToRs), the composition of committees, documents related to the committees’ work (agendas, minutes, information, presentations and reports), and so on. Content wise, ENTSO-E presented the SO NCs implementation status. The presentation was focused on regional cooperation: Common Grid Model and Operational Planning Data environment and key implementation activities. The next meeting will be held on 6 June 2017 in Ljubljana. The meeting was streamed and the video is available here.

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