Restoration Service Provider
European Union Electricity Market Glossary

 


 

 

Pursuant to Article 3(2) of the the Emergency and Restoration Network Code (Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 of 24 November 2017 establishing a network code on electricity emergency and restoration - NC ER) restoration service provider is a legal entity with a legal or contractual obligation to provide a service contributing to one or several measures of the restoration plan.

 

Pursuant to the NC ER in the design of the Restoration Plan each Transmission System Operator (TSO) specifies the measures to be implemented by restoration service providers.

 

Unless the terms and conditions to act as restoration service providers are defined in the national legal framework, each TSO defines the terms and conditions to apply as restoration service providers on a contractual basis including at least:

 

a) characteristics of the service to be provided;

 

b) target geographical distribution of power sources with black start and island operation capabilities;

 

c) the possibility of and conditions for aggregation; and

 

d) additional requirements and conditions.

 

Each TSO is required to submit to the relevant regulatory authority for approval the terms and conditions to act as restoration service providers on a contractual basis (Article 4(2)(b) and Article 4(4) of the NC ER).

 

According to Article 40 of the NC ER each TSO when in the following system states:

 

emergency,

 

blackout or

 

restoration,

 

is entitled to gather from restoration service providers information about at least the following conditions:

 

(i) the current status of the installation;


(ii) the operational limits;


(iii) the full activation time and the time to increase generation; and


(iv) the time critical processes.

 

According to Articles 44 and 46 of the NC ER:

 

- each restoration service provider which is a power generating module delivering black start service must execute a black start capability test, at least every three years;


- each restoration service provider which is a power generating module delivering a quick re-synchronisation service must execute tripping to houseload test after any changes of equipment having an impact on its houseload operation capability, or after two unsuccessful consecutive tripping in real operation;


- each restoration service provider which is an HVDC system delivering a black start service must execute a black start capability test, at least every three years.

 

 

 

 

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Network Code on Emergency and Restoration (Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 of 24 November 2017 establishing a network code on electricity emergency and restoration - NC ER), Article 3(2), Article 4(2)(b), Article 4(4), Article 40, Article 44, Article 46

 

ENTSO-E draft for the Network Code on Emergency and Restoration of 25 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:06
 

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