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Balancing (BAL) network code – DSO response to ENTSO-E publication

On August 16th 2013, EDSO for Smart Grids, in cooperation with other associations, released a joint response to ENTSO-E public consultation on the electricity balancing network code.

The paper provides an input on several aspects of the code, and highlights three key DSO concerns:

  • DSOs should be allowed to access relevant data and conduct constraints management
  • Recovery of constraints management costs should be ensured
  • Network codes should be written in a more prescriptive manner, removing formulations like “making best endeavours” or “cooperate loyally”.