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Responsibility (control) area
European Union Electricity Market Glossary


Responsibility (control) area is a coherent part of the interconnected transmission system including interconnectors, operated by a single Transmission System Operator (TSO) with connected Demand Facilities or Power Generating Modules, if any.


There are three possibilities when it comes to interactions of the control areas with bidding zones:


1. the control area matching the bidding zone (most often, Poland, Belgium, etc.);

2. the control area split into several the bidding zones (for example Sweden);

3. several control areas forming one bidding zone (for example Germany).


Pursuant to the ENTSO-E Supporting Document for the Network Code on Operational Security of 24 September 2013 2nd Edition Final the term 'responsibility area' covers a different part of the system than the term LFC Area: the TSO is responsible for maintaining the (N-1)-Criterion of its own grid and all the interconnectors to adjacent TSOs.


The components comprising this network are together called Responsibility Area.





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Network Code on System Operation (System Operation Guideline - SOGL)


Electricity Balancing Network Code (Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing - EBGL)












Scheduling area


Synchronous area


Load-Frequency Control Area (LFC Area)


Load-Frequency Control Block (LFC Block)


Monitoring area




Last Updated on Monday, 03 June 2019 22:07


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