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Responsibility area
European Union Electricity Market Glossary




Responsibility Area means 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.


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








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