EU-wide network codes have been drawn up to promote cross-border exchanges in electricity. The network codes are divided into three areas: grid connection, system operation and market codes. The EU network codes are now complete. The network codes, which have entered into force, are outlined in this article.
The guideline on electricity balancing was approved in a vote by EU member states in March 2017. The harmonised requirements are expected to entry into force by the end of the year. The guideline promotes the cross-border trade of reserves needed by TSOs, in particular balancing energy, and harmonises procedures concerning imbalance settlements.
The Demand Connection Code (DCC) has been published. Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388 establishing a Network Code on Demand Connection took effect on 7 September 2016. Fingrid has started implementation of the network code and will present the related execution plan in November 2016.