Core CCR: Cooperation of 16 European TSOs to further integrate European Energy Markets


Sixteen TSOs follow a decision of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
(ACER) to combine the existing regional initiatives of former Central Eastern Europe and
Central Western Europe to the enlarged European Core region (Decision 06/2016 of
November 17, 2016). The countries within the Core region are located in the heart of
Europe which is why the Core CCR Project has a substantial importance for the further
European market integration.

Therefore, the TSOs have confirmed their commitment to realize all CCR-related
obligations according to the respective European Commission Network Codes and
Guidelines on electricity. The sixteen TSOs continue the development of a common dayahead
flow-based capacity calculation methodology in the Core CCR, project already
started in March 2016. In accordance, the TSOs will also design and implement common
capacity calculation methodologies for intraday and long-term time-frames. These
methods will enable the TSOs to optimize the transmission capacity of the grid by
maintaining high level of security of supply. Also, the Core Project will develop a common
methodology for coordinated redispatching and countertrading to effectively relieve
congestions within the interconnected transmission network.

For an effective cooperation, the TSOs are setting up the Governance structure of the Core
CCR and are working on a Roadmap to perform the related tasks.

For reasons of transparency and information, the Core CCR TSOs plan to engage the
concerned Market Parties of the Core CCR. These stakeholders are invited to get involved
into the discussion and on the status of deliverables via periodic consultative groups. A first
stakeholder workshop is planned to be scheduled in Q1 2017.

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