The European Network Codes are a set of technical rules which aim at harmonising the EU internal electricity market. These codes are detailed documents that dictate EU wide standards and requirements covering power generation, demand, grid network operations and wholesale market participation.
The implementation of these codes is required by all EU Member states over the next few years to enable electricity network operators, generators, suppliers and consumers to operate more effectively in the pan-European electricity market.
The CRU, on 20th November 2018, published a letter approving the amended Load Frequency Control (LFC) Block proposal as submitted by EirGrid (in conjunction with SONI Ltd) for the Synchronous Area of Ireland/Northern Ireland. This approved LFC Block proposal follows a previous request for amendment (RfA) by the CRU to ensure that EirGrid is monitoring its licensed area.
The CRU, on 23 November 2018, approved the technical requirements for power generators as required by EU Regulation 2016/631 – Network Code on Requirements for Generators (RfG). The decision paper, published today 26 November 2018, outlines the CRU approval of proposals submitted by EirGrid and ESBN in line with the requirements of the RfG regarding power generating technologies connecting to the Distribution and Transmission networks. These technical parameters will apply to all generators over 800 Watts (0.0008MW) from the 17th May 2019.
The CRU, on 23 November 2018, approved a request for amendment to the imbalance netting implementation framework, developed by all TSOs, as required under Article 22 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 establishing a guideline on Electricity Balancing (the “EBGL Regulation”). The CRU, today 26th November 2018, publishes the letter in line with the decision reached by all NRAs, requesting an amendment of the implementation framework.