Public consultation for the design of the FCR Cooperation 09 Jan - 10 Feb


To support the implementation of the Electricity Balancing Guideline (EB GL), several pilot initiatives have been set up. The common market for procurement and exchange of Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) constitutes such a project.

Why We Are Consulting

With the ongoing changes in the technology mix, e.g. increased share of renewable, demand side response, and storage technologies, TSOs and NRAs decided to assess the current status of the cooperation and study the possible market design evolutions. The assessment aims at clarifying if the current market design is sufficient or if changes are justified. When considering changes to the market design, the TSO’s objectives are facilitation of participation of all technologies including new entrants, increased competition, European integration of balancing markets, and increase of social welfare.

The FCR Cooperation project partners are launching a public consultation from 9 January to 10 February 2017. They are seeking market participants’ views on detailed design options and proposed choices to be implemented in the next phase of the project.

The consultation document presents options for the design of FCR Cooperation (Auction frequency and product duration, Bid design possibilities, Auction allocation algorithm, Cross border transfer of capacity obligation, TSO-BSP settlement and Market rules harmonization).

This document describes each of the topics in detail and specific questions aimed at stakeholders are presented (highlighted in boxes). TSOs encourage stakeholders to answer the questions and to explain their answers.

The consultation lasts 5 weeks and answers can only be submitted through the ENTSO-E consultation interface:

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In case of any questions regarding the public consultation, please contact your local TSO representative:

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