D-2 CWE Net Position Forecasting

The Net Position Forecast (NPF) process for CWE area (i.e. Net Position Forecast and computation of likely NTC Corners ) is technically ready using among other things the iNProve tool developed by RTE . iNProve tool will compute the “net positions forecast” of CWE countries based on models designed by RTE, CORESO and ELIA. In addition, another tool will compute the likely market directions (NTC corners) using the forecasts data. This new Coreso process concerns ‘NP forecast definition’ for Elia only, process with SSC doesn’t change. Coreso is now ready to take over the task of Elia operators for the computation of NTC corners every evening. The process will run at Coreso, in normal conditions, between 20:30 and 21:30 (target time is set to21:00 and the critical dead line is at 23:00). A manual back-up procedure using the results of the reference day is foreseen in order to ensure the continuity of the service. The launch of the new NPF service will happen in two phases; Coreso will carry out a parallel run of this process with Elia from 21st February till 5th March and the Go Live of the activity (i.e. complete takeover by Coreso) would be on Monday 6th of March.