For­eign grid re­serve

Expression of interest procedure

If the TSOs determine there is additional demand for generation capacity for the grid reserve and this is confirmed by the Bundesnetzagentur (section 3 NetzResV), an expression of interest procedure is initiated to cover the additional demand. Then facility operators can express their interest in entering a contractual agreement with the TSOs to add their facility to the grid reserve in accordance with section 4(2) NetzResV. The TSO takes into account the lowest priced offer when there are several facilities that are equally suited technically. This happens with regard to safeguarding the security and reliability of the electricity supply system.

The relevant contracts are finalised following coordination with the Bundesnetzagentur. The remuneration is based on the quantity offered for the capacity tendered (sections 4 and 5 NetzResV).

On 15 February 2018 Ruling Chamber 8 issued a decision to each TSO on the recognition of costs for contracting plants outside Germany for the grid reserve:

  • decision issued to TransnetBW GmbH (BK8-17/4500-R)
  • decision issued to TenneT TSO GmbH (BK8-17/3500-R)
  • decision issued to Amprion GmbH (BK8-17/2500-R)
  • decision issued to 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (BK8-17/1500-R)

Company

reference number

Network operatorProcedure
BK8-17/1500-R 50Hertz Transmission GmbHDecision on the recognition of costs for contracting
plants outside Germany for the grid reserve
BK8-17/2500-R Amprion GmbHDecision on the recognition of costs for contracting
plants outside Germany for the grid reserve
BK8-17/3500-R TenneT TSO GmbHDecision on the recognition of costs for contracting
plants outside Germany for the grid reserve
BK8-17/4500-R TransnetBW GmbHDecision on the recognition of costs for contracting
plants outside Germany for the grid reserve

Further information

Decision on the recognition of costs for contracting plants outside Germany for the grid reserve under section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV as regulated costs within the meaning of sections 11(2) sentence 4 and 32(1) para 4 of the ARegV – referred to as "FSV IBV" (voluntary commitment expression of interest procedure) – issued to 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (BK8-17/1500-R )
[22 February 2018]

Decision on the recognition of costs for contracting plants outside Germany for the grid reserve under section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV as regulated costs within the meaning of sections 11(2) sentence 4 and 32(1) para 4 of the ARegV – referred to as "FSV IBV" (voluntary commitment expression of interest procedure)– issued to Amprion GmbH (BK8-17/2500-R)
[22 February 2018]

Decision on the recognition of costs for contracting plants outside Germany for the grid reserve under section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV as regulated costs within the meaning of sections 11(2) sentence 4 and 32(1) para 4 of the ARegV – referred to as "FSV IBV" (voluntary commitment expression of interest procedure)– issued to TenneT TSO GmbH (BK8-17/3500-R)
[22 February 2018]

Decision on the recognition of costs for contracting plants outside Germany for the grid reserve under section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV as regulated costs within the meaning of sections 11(2) sentence 4 and 32(1) para 4 of the ARegV – referred to as "FSV IBV" (voluntary commitment expression of interest procedure)– issued to TransnetBW GmbH (BK8-17/4500-R)
[22 February 2018]

Initiation of determination proceedings with respect to 50Hertz Transmission GmbH concerning the foreign grid reserve in accordance with section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV ("FSV IBV") (EBK8-17/1500-R)
[10 January 2018]

Initiation of determination proceedings with respect to Amprion GmbH concerning the foreign grid reserve in accordance with section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV ("FSV IBV") (BK8-17/2500-R)
[10 January 2018]

Initiation of determination proceedings with respect to TenneT TSO GmbH concerning the foreign grid reserve in accordance with section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV ("FSV IBV")(BK8-17/3500-R)
[10 January 2018]

Initiation of determination proceedings with respect to TransnetBW GmbH concerning the foreign grid reserve in accordance with section 6(2) sentence 2 NetzResV ("FSV IBV") (BK8-17/4500-R)
[10 January 2018]

Date of modification: 2021.09.03