Interim Operational Notification (ION)
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Interim Operational Notification (ION) is a notification issued by the relevant system operator to a power generating facility owner, demand facility owner, distribution system operator or HVDC system owner which allows them to operate respectively a power generating module, demand facility, distribution system or HVDC system by using the grid connection for a limited period of time and to initiate compliance tests to ensure compliance with the relevant specifications and requirements (Article 2(64) of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators (NC RfG)).

 

 

 

Article 35 of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators

Interim operational notification for type D power generating modules

 

1. An ION shall entitle the power generating facility owner to operate the power generating module and generate power by using the grid connection for a limited period of time.

 

2. An ION shall be issued by the relevant system operator, subject to completion of the data and study review process as required by this Article.

 

3. With regard to the data and study review, the relevant system operator shall have the right to request that the power generating facility owner provide the following:

(a) itemised statement of compliance;

(b) detailed technical data on the power generating module of relevance to the grid connection as specified by the relevant system operator;

(c) equipment certificates issued by an authorised certifier in respect of power generating modules, where they are relied upon as part of the evidence of compliance;

(d) simulation models, as specified by point (c) of Article 15(6) and required by the relevant system operator;

(e) studies demonstrating the expected steady-state and dynamic performance as required by Chapter 5, 6 or 7 of Title IV; and

(f) details of intended compliance tests in accordance with Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of Title IV.

 

4. The maximum period during which the power generating facility owner may maintain ION status shall be 24 months. The relevant system operator is entitled to specify a shorter ION validity period. The modalities of that notification shall be determined in accordance with the applicable national regulatory framework. An extension of the ION shall be granted only if the power generating facility owner has made substantial progress towards full compliance. Outstanding issues shall be clearly identified at the time of requesting extension.

 

5. An extension of the period during which the power generating facility owner may maintain ION status, beyond the period established in paragraph 4, may be granted if a request for derogation is made to the relevant system operator before the expiry of that period in accordance with the derogation procedure laid down in Article 60.

 

 

 

An ION is also present in the provisions of the Network Code on Demand Connection (see box).

 

 

 

Article 24 of the Network Code on Demand Connection


Interim operational notification

 

An ION shall entitle the transmission-connected demand facility owner or transmission-connected distribution system operator to operate the transmission-connected demand facility, the transmission-connected distribution facility, or the transmission-connected distribution system by using the grid connection for a limited period of time.

 

2. An ION shall be issued by the relevant TSO, subject to completion of the data and study review process as required by this Article.

 

3. With regard to the data and study review, the relevant TSO shall have the right to request that the transmission-connected demand facility owner or transmission-connected distribution system operator provide the following:
(a) an itemised statement of compliance;
(b) detailed technical data of the transmission-connected demand facility, the transmission-connected distribution facility or the transmission-connected distribution system relevant to the grid connection as specified by the relevant TSO;
(c) equipment certificates issued by an authorised certifier in respect of transmission-connected demand facilities, transmission-connected distribution facilities and transmission-connected distribution systems, where these are relied upon as part of the evidence of compliance;
(d) simulation models, as specified in Article 21 and required by the TSO;
(e) studies demonstrating expected steady-state and dynamic performance as required in Articles 43, 46 and 47;
(f) details of intended practical method of completing compliance tests according to Chapter 2 of Title IV.

 

4. The maximum period during which the transmission-connected demand facility owner or transmission-connected distribution system operator may maintain ION status shall be 24 months. The relevant TSO is entitled to specify a shorter ION validity period. An extension of the ION shall be granted only if the transmission-connected demand facility owner or transmission-connected distribution system operator has made substantial progress towards full compliance. Outstanding issues shall be clearly identified at the time of requesting extension.

 

5. An extension of the period during which the transmission-connected demand facility owner or transmission-connected distribution system operator may maintain ION status, beyond the period established in paragraph 4, may be granted if a request for a derogation is made to the relevant TSO before the expiry of that period in accordance with the derogation procedure laid down in Article 50.

 

 

 

Further details concerning the ION procedure are to be specified and made publicly available by the relevant Transmission System Operator (TSO) - Article 22(3) of the DCC.

 

 


 

 

Links

 

 

Final Operational Notification (FON)

 

Limited Operational Notification (LON)

 

Energisation Operational Notification (EON)

 

Power-generating module document (PGMD)

 

 

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