Monitoring

ACER monitoring

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ACER and ENTSO-E monitor the implementation of the RfG RegulationDCC Regulation and HVDC Regulation.

The purpose of these tasks is generally twofold. First, the Agency and ENTSO-E monitor the effectiveness in the implementation in terms of requirements and provisions by TSOs. Second, once the specific requirements have been implemented, ENTSO-E and the Agency monitor the effect on the harmonisation of applicable rules to facilitate market integration, non-discrimination, effective competition and the market’s efficient functioning.​

Both aspects will be addressed in different monitoring reports issued by the Agency and ENTSO-E.​

ACER monitoring

The Agency monitors the network codes’ and guidelines’ implementation by ENTSO-E, as well as their effect on the harmonisation of applicable rules and reports to the Commission.

 

​RfG

​DCC

​HVDC

The first Implementation Monitoring Report of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid ConnectionGenerators​ was published by the Agency in October 2017. ​

This report covered: 

  • Non-binding guidance on implementation;

  • List of relevant information for implementation monitoring;

  • Criteria for granting derogations, and

  • Transitional arrangements for emerging technologies.​

The first Implementation Monitoring Report of the Network Code on Demand Connection and of the Network Code on requirements for grid connection of high voltage direct current systems and direct current-connected power park modules was published by the Agency in August 2018. The report covered the implementation status of the specific NC DCC provisions due by mid-2018.

This report included:

  • Non-binding guidance on implementation;

  • List of relevant information for implementation monitoring; and

  • Criteria for granting derogations.​​

​The Agency also monitored the effects of all the provisions applied after the end of the transitional period (from 17 May 2016), as well as on the harmonisation of applicable rules.

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​The second ACER Implementation Monitoring Report of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators was published by the Agency in November 2019.

The third edition of ACER Implementation Monitoring Report on the Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators was published in December 2020.

This report included:

  • Application of the NC RfG to PGMs
  • Non-exhaustive requirements
  • Operational notification procedure and
  • Amendments of contracts and general terms and conditions

The second edition of ACER Implementation Monitoring Report on the Network Code on Demand and HVDC Connections was published in December 2020.

This report covered:

  • Application of the NC DC and NC HVDC to all relevant users

  • Requirements of general application

  • Interim operational notification procedure, and

  • Amendments of contracts and general terms and conditions

ACER published the follow-up Report on Monitoring the Implementation of the Grid Connection Network Codes in November 2021.

The document provides an updated analysis of the compliance issues identified in previous monitoring exercises by clustering them in seven topics concerning NC RfG and seven topics concerning NC DC and NC HVDC, including:

  • the approval of the requirements of general applications, and

  • the presence of discrepancies (at national level) compared to the values in the corresponding Network Codes.

Derogations monitoring: the RECORD tool

​National regulatory authorities must maintain a register of all derogations they have granted or refused and provide the Agency with an updated register at least once every six months. The Agency then conducts a monitoring procedure concerning granted and revoked derogations.

To better perform the monitoring task, the Agency set up the RECORD tool for recording derogation and revocation decisions in Grid Connection Codes. RECORD allows regulatory and other relevant authorities to maintain a register of all national derogations they have granted or refused and to provide ACER with an updated and consolidated archive.

RECORD also serves as a single source of information to stakeholders wishing to access derogation criteria as defined by regulatory authorities or the Member States’ relevant authorities or their decisions on derogations and revocations.​

 

Using RECORD​

Access to RECORD is public.

Member States' regulatory or other relevant authorities aiming to provide information on the derogation criteria and derogation or revocation decisions have to register first at AEGIS portal. The manual for registered RECORD users is available in the section 'Documents' in the RECORD application menu.

 

Contact and support

acer imageIn case of any questions related to the derogation criteria and decisions collection process, please contact: electricity(at)acer.europa.eu​

​For any problems or questions related to the RECORD application or AEGIS system, please contact the support team: aegis.admin(at)acer.europa.eu

External monitoring

​ENTSO-E's monitoring of the implementation of the Regulations covers in particular:

  • The identification of any divergences in the national implementation, and

  • The assessment on whether the selection of values and ranges in the requirements applicable to power-generating modules continues to be valid.

TSOs have the duty to submit the information required to perform this task to ENTSO-E.

 

Consult ENTSO-E's website to access all the relevant information.