Balancing group settlement
Due to the multitude of balancing groups and their deviations, energy flows occur that need to be counterbalanced. Only the remainder, i.e. the balance of all balancing group deviations (control area balance), makes it necessary to activate control energy. The resulting costs were allocated to the balancing groups in the course of the balancing group settlement.
Uniform model to determine a standard cross-control area balancing energy price (reBAP)
The standard cross-control area balancing energy price (reBAP) applies to all German control areas since May 2010.
In addition to the reBAP, the relevant balance of the activated control energy is also mentioned for each quarter-hour of the control areas participating in the GCC (GCC balance). A plus sign corresponds to a purchase of positive control energy as a result of the deficient cover of the control areas, whereas a negative sign corresponds to the purchase of negative control area (delivery of surplus energy) in case of excess cover of the affected control areas.
Below you can find the detailed description of the model and extra information can be downloaded as PDF files.