The European Electricity 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.
This webpage contains the latest CRU updates, CRU Decisions and Consultations relating to the following Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines;
- Requirements for Generators (RfG) Code EU Regulation 2016/631
- Demand Connection Code (DCC) EU Regulation 2016/1388
- High Voltage Direct Current Code (HVDC) EU Regulation 2016/1447
- System Operation Guideline (SOGL) EU Regulation 2017/1485
- Emergency Restoration Code (ER) EU Regulation 2017/2196
- Electricity Balancing Guidelines (EBGL) EU Regulation 2017/2195
The most recent update is the publication on the 15th November of the Joint Decision by CRU and UR to approve, the Synchronous Area Operational Agreement and the Load Frequency Control Block Operational Agreement, in accordance with the System Operation Guideline EU Regulation 2017/1485. Additionally, the paper outlines the decision by the Regulatory Authorities to require the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) to progress the resolution of a number of important cross cutting issues that impact system operations, wholesale markets, scheduling and dispatch decisions and operational constraints.