Closed EoI 2013 for 2015/2016
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Call for expressions of interest in accordance with s. 4 para 2 of the German Regulation on Reserve Power Plants (ResKV) for the winter period 2015/2016
in accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power plants (abbr. Reservekraftwerksverordnung - ResKV) dated 27 June 2013, the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur has examined the requirement for additional reserve power for the network reserve as calculated by the transmission system operators regarding the upcoming winter period 2015/2016, and has published the associated report in accordance with s. 3 para 1 ResKV.
The report by Bundesnetzagentur from 30 September 2013 identifies a direct additional requirement for a total of 1215 MW generation capacity for the network reserve. To cover the required generation capacity, the transmission system operators launch a call for expressions of interest in accordance with s. 4 ResKV.
We hereby invite interested operators of electricity generation or storage facilities (“plants”) to submit an expression of interest in accordance with s. 4 para 2 ResKV to have their plant or plant portfolio included in the network reserve from 01 October 2015. To submit expressions of interest, interested operators are required to complete the documents supplied for the purpose and to return them to the responsible transmission system operator, both electronically and in printed form:
- for Germany: the relevant connecting transmission system operator
- for Austria: TenneT TSO GmbH
- for Italy and Switzerland: TransnetBW GmbH
- for France: Amprion GmbH
- for Poland and Czech Republic: 50Hertz GmbH
- for other European countries: TransnetBW GmbH
Details of the specific prerequisites and requirements for the plants and/or plant operators, including the geographical network region in question and the technical parameters involved, are included in the documents provided.
The deadline for submissions as per s. 13 para 1 no. 2 ResKV is 31 Januar 2014. The stamp showing the date of receipt by post shall determine whether expressions of interest have been submitted in good time.
It is expected that any resulting contracts will be concluded by 28 Februar 2014 pursuant to s. 13 para 1 no. 3 ResKV. These will depend on approval by the Bundesnetzagentur, especially regarding the resulting financial obligations upon the responsible transmission system operator. There is no legal entitlement to conclude a contract.
If you are interested in taking part or if you have any questions about the call for expressions of interest, please complete the contact form and our experts will get back to you as quickly as possible.