Brussels Wednesday, May 11th 2016


Reliable electricity in the renewables age: EU grid operation rules approved


On 4 May the Member States gave a favourable opinion on the Draft Regulation establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation – the System Operation Guideline.

The Guideline sets out harmonised rules on how to operate the grid to ensure security of supply with more and more renewables. It also formalises Regional Service Coordinators, RSCs, which will cover the whole of Europe by end 2017. The Nordic RSC was kicked off today at a meeting in Copenhagen.

“These are really exciting times for the European grid. We drafted 150 pages of rules that streamline across Europe state-of-the-art operational rules supporting more market integration and more renewable energy”, commented Bente Hagem, Chair of the ENTSO-E Board.
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