The Platform for the International Coordination of Automated Frequency Restoration and Stable System Operation (PICASSO) is the implementation project endorsed by all TSOs through the ENTSO-E Market Committee to establish the European platform for the exchange of balancing energy from frequency restoration reserves with automatic activation or aFRR-Platform, pursuant to Article 21 of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing (EB GL).

PICASSO implementation project (as of February 2024)
PICASSO implementation project (as of February 2024)

Main targets of the project

The main targets of the project are:

  • Design, implement and operate an aFRR-Platform compliant with the approved versions of the EB GL, SO GL and CACM, as well as other regulations.
  • Enhancing economic and technical efficiency within the limits of system security.
  • Integrating the European aFRR markets while respecting the TSO-TSO model.


Key Performance Indicators of Implementation and Operation of the aFRR-Platform

According to the Article 13.1 of the Annex I to the ACER Decision on the Implementation framework for aFRR Platform, all member TSOs shall monitor, evaluate and report on the key performance indicators of implementation and operation of the aFRR-Platform at least on a yearly basis. The common report shall be published by ENTSO-E on its website and reported to regulatory authorities.

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