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.