Control area balance
The control area balance is calculated based on the sum of all deviations occurring within an individual balancing group. For this calculation, the deviations are derived from the submitted schedules as well as the actual consumption of electricity and the actual feed-in by power plants.
The control area balance is given as the average power, expressed in megawatts (MW), per quarter of an hour. To increase the quality of the data, 50Hertz can update the published values at any given time.
Please note that the rule determining plus or minus that applies to the data was changed on 1 May 2009: a positive control area balance signifies an energy balance deficit in the control area (deficient cover). A negative control area balance represents an energy balance surplus in the control area (excess cover).