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) lays down the requirements, among others, on:




Scope of application


NC ER applies to: 

In particular, NC ER applies to the following SGUs:

NC ER also applies to the following entities as long as they qualify as defence service providers or restoration service providers:

  • existing and new Type A power generating modules,
  • existing and new Type B power generating modules other than those referred to in point (b) above,
  • existing and new demand facilities, closed distribution systems and third parties providing demand response.

NC ER applies, moreover, to energy storage units of a SGU, a defence service providers or a restoration service providers, which can be used to balance the system, provided that they are identified as such in the system defence plans, restoration plans or in the relevant service contract.


Amendments to contracts and general terms and conditions


According to Article 54 of the NC ER all relevant clauses in contracts and general terms and conditions of TSOs, DSOs and SGUs relating to system operation must comply with the requirements of the said Regulation. To that effect, those contracts and general terms and conditions shall be modified accordingly.


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