|Central Dispatch Electricity System - only as a derogation|
|Friday, 14 August 2015 18:51|
Is there still a room for Central Dispatch Model is the EU Internal Electricity System?
In the recent Recommendation No 03/2015 of 20 July 2015 on the Network Code on Electricity Balancing, the European overseer of electricity markets - the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) - departs from its earlier stance expressed in the Framework Guidelines on Balancing (which acknowledged the parallel existence of central dispatch and self-dispatch arrangements of European electricity markets when drafting the Network Code on Electricity Balancing) and nominates the Self-Dispatching Model to be "the primary dispatching model to be applied by TSOs for determining generation and consumption schedules".
Consequently, Central Dispatch has been allowed for Transmission System Operators only as an exemption, provided the relevant authorities' approval has been granted.