ACER workshop on the definitions of electricity network congestions

09/11/2023 14:00 - 15:30 (Europe/Ljubljana)
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What is it about?

What is it about?

ACER organises an online workshop to present the outcomes of its consultancy study on technical and legal definitions of congestions in electricity networks.

What is congestion?

The Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM) Regulation defines structural congestion as congestion:

  • that can be unambiguously defined;
  • is predictable;
  • is geographically stable over time; and
  • is frequently recurring under normal power system conditions.

ACER considers that enhancing the existing definitions for congestion in electricity networks by incorporating quantitative criteria can lead to better identification of such congestion.

What is the workshop’s key objective?

ACER engaged a consultant (Engie Impact and Janson) to conduct a study to provide clearer and simpler definitions of:

  • physical congestion;
  • areal congestion; and
  • structural congestion.

The primary goal of this workshop is to present and discuss with the stakeholders the study’s outcomes.

What are the next steps?

ACER intends to use the study’s results and the insights gained from the workshop as input to the upcoming revisions to the CACM Regulation and associated methodologies.

Watch the workshop recording.

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