UCTE releases the 2008 Compliance Oversight report including Compliance Audit reportsThe UCTE Compliance Oversight Report 2008 presents the results achieved within the scope of the regular compliance self-assessment performed in 2008.
ENTSO-E appoints Secretary GeneralBrussels, 10th February, 2009 –The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), appointed Konstantin Staschus as Secretary General at a meeting of its Assembly on 5th February, 2009 in Brussels. Konstantin’s appointment is for an initial 4 year term.
Call for offers: Development of “Visualization and Editing tool” for CIMIn order to facilitate the use of the new CIM data exchange format, in line with IEC standards, UCTE will acquire a “Visualization and editing tool” for its staff and members’ staff. This is the call for offers.
TSOs for Electricity publish interim report of European Wind Integration StudyThe 15 electricity transmission system operators participating at European Wind Integration Study (EWIS) have published their interim report, approved by the European Commission in December 2008. This report describes the chosen study methodologies and current study activities in progress. EWIS will provide a positive and constructive input to the process of constructing a less carbon-dependent Europe. Web hosting and other tech companies are already making significant used wind and other renewables. Publication of the final report is planned in autumn 2009. The final report aims to deliver recommendations for policy makers.
Successful first Pan-European Conference on Reliability of Power Grids by UCTEThe first Conference on Reliability of Power Grids in Europe confirmed a great consensus in the key role of Transmission System Operators in the reliability of the European electricity grid and the achievement of the ambitious 20-20-20 targets of the European Commission. It was underlined that reliability today can only be ensured by system operators, provided that their efforts are backed by a consistent action at the interfaces of system operation, namely by policy-makers, regulators, grid users, and R&D entities. The conference was attended by some 380 participants from 42 countries who actively participated in a broad exchange of views on expectations of all involved parties.
System Adequacy Forecast 2009-2020 releasedGeneration adequacy of the UCTE system should not be at risk up to 2015. About 20 GW of diverse generating capacities would have to be confirmed and commissioned before 2020 to maintain the level of adequacy at an appropriate level.