EOI 2024 for 2024/2025

Call for expressions of interest in accordance with § 4 para 2 of the German Regulation on Network Reserve (NetzResV) for the winter period 2024/2025 (1st October 2024 - 31st March 2025)

In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on network reserve of power plants ( Netzreserveverordnung) as last amended on December 22nd 2023, the German national regulatory authority (Bundesnetzagentur, NRA) has examined the requirement for additional reserve power for the network reserve as determined by the German transmission system operators for the winter period 2024/2025, and has published the associated  report in accordance with § 3 para 1 NetzResV.

In the report of the German NRA dated April 30th, 2024, an additional demand for generation capacity for the network reserve in the total amount of 1367 MW is determined for the winter term 2024/2025, for the coverage of which an expression of interest pursuant to §4 NetzResV is initially launched. The total amount of network reserve capacity to be acquired may change depending on the sensitivity to network congestions and has to been evaluated in the context of possible alternatives within the congestion management as well as the current political situation.

The German transmission system operators hereby invite interested power plant operators to submit expressions of interest in accordance with § 4 (2) NetzResV for the participation of their power plants in the network reserve in the period from 2nd May 2024 to 21st May 2024 8 a.m. CET. To submit an expression of interest, interested operators are required to complete the documents supplied for this purpose and return send them to the responsible transmission system operator, both electronically or in printed form.

  • for Germany: the relevant connecting transmission system operator
  • for Italy and Switzerland:  TransnetBW GmbH
  • for France and Luxemburg: Amprion 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 submitting expressions of interest for participation in the network reserve is on May 21st, 2024, 8 a.m. CET. The electronic submission of the signed documents is relevant for the on-time submission.

Possible resulting contracts will depend on approval by the German NRA, 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.

Amprion GmbH reserve the right to change the published information without further announcements.

Contacts for expressions of interest to be submitted to