The Regulatory Authorities of CCR Nordic refer proposals for a Nordic aFRR capacity market to ACER

The Regulatory Authorities of Capacity Region Nordic (the Danish Utility Regulator, the Finnish Energy Authority and the Swedish Energy Market Inspectorate) have decided to refer proposals on the establishment of a Nordic Market for frequency restoration reserves with automatic reserves to the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).

The proposals were submitted by the Nordic Transmission System Operators for regulatory approval in accordance with the EU Regulation Establishing a Guideline on Electricity Balancing (EB GL). The purpose of the regulatory approval is to ensure that the proposals are compliant with the EB GL and other relevant EU legislation.

The Norwegian Energy Regulatory Authority has participated in discussions with the CCR Nordic NRAs on an informal basis pending the implementation of EB GL in Norway.

None of the revised proposals were found approvable by all of the CCR Nordic Regulatory Authorities. A unanimous approval within the deadlines in the EB GL is a prerequisite for approval at regional level.

As a consequence of the referral, ACER will now have to decide on the revised proposals within six months in accordance with the decision-making procedure set out in the ACER Regulation.

The referral letter to ACER with an accompanying document explaining why the proposals were not found approvable can be accessed here:

Contact persons in NordREG

Thomas vom Braucke, DUR

Maria Rydberg, Ei

Jori Säntti, EV

Alexander Kellerer, NVE-RME