Controlling of power flows between transmission systems of 50Hertz and CEPS can now be improved
The cross-border electricity flows on the two lines connecting the transmission systems of 50Hertz and the Czech partner CEPS can now be better controlled. After a successful long-term test period 50Hertz commissioned two phase shifting transformers (PST) in its substation in Röhrsdorf in Saxony close to the border to Czech Republic
South-West Interconnector creates significantly more transport capacities along the north-south axis and reduces load on power grid
Another feat accomplished: after more than ten years of planning, approval
procedures and construction, the South-West Interconnector, running
from Bad Lauchstädt (Saxony-Anhalt) via Erfurt-Vieselbach and Altenfeld (Thuringia)
to Redwitz (Bavaria), has finally reached its full potential with today’s
commissioning of the second electrical circuit.
Eight European transmission system operators establish cooperation: Goal is implementation of automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves platform
In July 2017, eight transmission system operators (TSOs) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the design, implementation and operation of a platform for common activation of automatic Frequency Restoration Reserves (aFRR platform) in order to, among others, integrate their aFRR balancing markets. The project name PICASSO stands for “Platform for the International Coordination of the Automatic frequency restoration process and Stable System Operation”. The eight involved TSOs are the Belgian TSO Elia, which is coordinating the project, the Austrian TSO APG, the Dutch TSO Tennet, the French TSO RTE and the German TSOs – 50Hertz, Amprion, Tennet, TransnetBW.