ACER and ENTSO-E monitor the implementation of the RfG Regulation, DCC Regulation and HVDC Regulation.
The purpose of these tasks is generally twofold. First, the Agency and ENTSO-E monitor the effectiveness in the implementation in terms of requirements and provisions by TSOs. Second, once the specific requirements have been implemented, ENTSO-E and the Agency monitor the effect on the harmonisation of applicable rules to facilitate market integration, non-discrimination, effective competition and the market’s efficient functioning.
Both aspects will be addressed in different monitoring reports issued by the Agency and ENTSO-E.
The Agency monitors the network codes’ and guidelines’ implementation by ENTSO-E, as well as their effect on the harmonisation of applicable rules and reports to the Commission.
The first Implementation Monitoring Report of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid ConnectionGenerators was published by the Agency in October 2017.
This report covered:
Non-binding guidance on implementation;
List of relevant information for implementation monitoring;
Criteria for granting derogations, and
Transitional arrangements for emerging technologies.
The first Implementation Monitoring Report of the Network Code on Demand Connection and of the Network Code on requirements for grid connection of high voltage direct current systems and direct current-connected power park modules was published by the Agency in August 2018. The report covered the implementation status of the specific NC DCC provisions due by mid-2018.
This report included:
List of relevant information for implementation monitoring; and
Criteria for granting derogations.
The Agency also monitored the effects of all the provisions applied after the end of the transitional period (from 17 May 2016), as well as on the harmonisation of applicable rules.
The second ACER Implementation Monitoring Report of the Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connection of Generators was published by the Agency in November 2019.
An implementation monitoring report on RfG, DCC and HVDC is expected to be published in 2020. The document will include the monitoring function on the non-exhaustive requirements’ application included in the Regulations.
Derogations monitoring: the RECORD tool
National regulatory authorities must maintain a register of all derogations they have granted or refused and provide the Agency with an updated register at least once every six months. The Agency then conducts a monitoring procedure concerning granted and revoked derogations.
To better perform the monitoring task, the Agency set up the RECORD tool for recording derogation and revocation decisions in Grid Connection Codes. RECORD allows regulatory and other relevant authorities to maintain a register of all national derogations they have granted or refused and to provide ACER with an updated and consolidated archive.
RECORD also serves as a single source of information to stakeholders wishing to access derogation criteria as defined by regulatory authorities or the Member States’ relevant authorities or their decisions on derogations and revocations.
Access to RECORD is public.
Member States' regulatory or other relevant authorities aiming to provide information on the derogation criteria and derogation or revocation decisions have to register first at AEGIS portal. The manual for registered RECORD users is available in the section 'Documents' in the RECORD application menu.
In case of any questions related to the derogation criteria and decisions collection process, please contact: electricity(at)acer.europa.eu
For any problems or questions related to the RECORD application or AEGIS system, please contact the support team: aegis.admin(at)acer.europa.eu
ENTSO-E's monitoring of the implementation of the Regulations covers in particular:
The identification of any divergences in the national implementation, and
The assessment on whether the selection of values and ranges in the requirements applicable to power-generating modules continues to be valid.
TSOs have the duty to submit the information required to perform this task to ENTSO-E.
Consult ENTSO-E's website to access all the relevant information.