Reserve Power Plants (ResKV)

Call for expressions of interest in accordance with s. 4 para 2 of the German Regulation on Reserve Power Plants (ResKV)

In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on Network reserve (Netzreserveverordnung - abbr. NetzResV) dated 27 June 2013 and adjusted 22.12.2016, the German transmission system operators are obliged to execute call for expressions of interest - EoI (§4 NetzResV). The call for expressions of interest is based on requirements for additional reserve power for the network reserve (§ 3 Abs. 1 NetzResV) examined by the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur. Associated reports can be found under the following link:

Associated NetzResV-reports from Bundesnetzagentur

Interested operators of electricity generation or storage facilities (“plant”) are invited to submit an expression of interest in accordance with § 4 para 2 NetzResV to have their plant or portfolio included in the network reserve. 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:

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.

Please consider the respective deadlines for submissions of expressions of interests to have plants included in the network reserve. The stamp showing the date of receipt by post shall determine whether expressions of interest have been submitted in good time.

Any resulting contracts depend on approval by Bundesnetzagentur, especially regarding the selection of plant operators to be contracted and resulting financial obligations upon the responsible transmission system operator. There is no legal entitlement to conclude a contract.

Information according to the report on additional reserve power for the network reserve, published from Bundesnetzagentur in 02.05.2017:

In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power plants (Netzreserveverordnung - abbr. NetzResV) dated 27th June 2013 and adjusted 22.12.2016, the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur has examined the requirement for additional reserve power for the network reserve as calculated by the transmission system operators for the winter periods 2017/2018 and 2018/19, and has published the associated report in accordance with § 3 para 1 NetzResV.

According to the report by Bundesnetzagentur from 2nd May 2017 there is a requirement for 1600 MW additional generation capacity for the network reserve during the winter period 2017/2018. Therefore the transmission system Operators launch a call for expressions of interest for this winter period. The deadline for submissions of expressions of interest is 15th May 2017.

For winter period 2018/2019 there is no additional generation capacity required.

Further information and the documents for the current call for expressions of interest are provided under this link.

Information according to the report on additional reserve power for the network reserve, published from Bundesnetzagentur in 02.05.2017:

In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power plants (Netzreserveverordnung - abbr. NetzResV) dated 27th June 2013 and adjusted 22.12.2016, the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur has examined the requirement for additional reserve power for the network reserve as calculated by the transmission system operators for the winter periods 2017/2018 and 2018/19, and has published the associated report in accordance with § 3 para 1 NetzResV. According to the report by Bundesnetzagentur from 2nd May 2017 there is a requirement for 1600 MW additional generation capacity for the network reserve during the winter period 2017/2018. Therefore the transmission system Operators launch a call for expressions of interest for this winter period. The deadline for submissions of expressions of interest is 15th May 2017.

For winter period 2018/2019 there is no additional generation capacity required.

Further information and the documents for the current call for expressions of interest are provided under this link.

Contact for general requests concerning Reserve Power Plants (Please use for request concerning particular EoI the provided contact form on the associated webpage): ten.noirpma@tkatnoK-seRpaK