TSOs need to implement further steps in operational coordination in the European electricity system. The Multilateral Agreement (MLA) signed 16 November 2015 sets up the framework and design of TSO coordination regarding the essential coordination functions.
Since then, two European Union regulations (guideline on electricity transmission system operation or System Operation Guideline and guideline on Capacity Allocation & Congestion Management ) have been published to defined recommendations and further describe the 5 mandatory services to be delivered by RSCs.
The framework shall strike a balance between regional flexibility (to allow for solutions tuned to the needs of this region) and a centralized approach (to ensure cross-regional coordination).
The scope of this Agreement is to describe the framework of TSO coordination in the operational planning time frame regarding:
With both these regulatory and contractual frameworks, the official roles and responsibilities of Coreso as RSC are now totally formalized. It must be pointed that Coreso fulfils its role in providing the five services but also acts as developer of criteria and procedures for ENTSO-E (hence for all associated TSOs):