Published Date: 13 Jun 2017

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EU Electricity Network Codes

The European Electricity Network Codes have been developed at a European level and are designed to enable electricity network operators, generators, suppliers and consumers to operate more effectively in the pan-European electricity market. These Codes intend to deliver a harmonised set of rules for the operation of the  electricity sector in Europe.
Member States are obliged to implement the European Electricity Network Codes. There are eight EU Network Codes in total, 3 focused on Markets; Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM), Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA)and  Electricity Balancing (EB), 3 focused on connections ; Requirements for Generators ( from 800W upwards) , Demand connections (DCC) and HVDC and power park (HVDC), and 2 on operational issues; System Operation(SO) and Emergency Restoration (ER). The CER along with the TSO and DSO regularly publishes consultations and information on Network Code implementation and holds stakeholder forums to inform industry of recent progress. To date the CER has consulted and made decisions on the following European Electricity Network Codes in relation to connections:
1. Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators (RfG):
• On 12 June 2017 the CER published a decision paper on the Generator Classification as an Emerging Technology according to the RfG (CER/17/119);
• On 13 April 2017 the CER published a decision paper on the Criteria for Granting Derogations Pursuant to Articles 62 and 63 of the RfG (CER/17/084);
• On 10 February 2017 the CER published a consultation paper on the Criteria for Granting Derogations pursuant to Articles 62 and 63 of the RfG (CER/17/013);
• On 26 October 2016 the CER published an information paper regarding the RfG Emerging Technology Application Guidance (CER/163/05).
2. Network Code on Demand Connection (DCC):
• On 1 June 2017 the CER published a decision paper on the Criteria for Granting Derogations pursuant to Articles 52 and 53 of the DCC (CER/17/116);
• On 13 April 2017 the CER published a public consultation on the Criteria for Granting Derogations pursuant to Articles 52 and 53 of the DCC (CER/17/083).

3. Network Code on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC NC):

• On 3 August 2017 the CER published a consultation paper on the Criteria for Granting Derogations pursuant to Articles 79, 80 and 81 of the HVDC (CER/17/156);

• On 5 October 2017 the CRU published a decision paper on the Criteria for Granting Derogations pursuant to Articles 79, 80 and 81 of the HVDC (CRU17289)

 

Round 1

2017

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CRU17289 Decision Paper - Derogation Criteria for the High Voltage Direct Current Commission Regulation

2017

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CER17156 Derogations Pursuant to Articles 78 to 82 of the HVDC NC

2017

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CER17041 EU Network Codes Stakeholder Forum Agenda and Registration

2016

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CER16305 RfG Emerging Technology Application Guidance

2017

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CER17013 Criteria for Granting Derogations Pursuant to Articles 62 and 63 of the RfG

2017

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CER17119 Decision Paper - Generator Classification as an Emerging Technology - according to the RfG

2017

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CER17116 Decision paper on Criteria re Derogations Pursuant to Articles 52 and 53 of the DCC

2017

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CER17084 Decision paper on Criteria re Derogations Pursuant to Articles 62 and 63 of the RfG

2017

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CER17083 Consultation Paper on Criteria for ~ Derogations Pursuant to Articles 51 and 53 of the DCC