ENTSO-E releases its assessmentof stakeholder comments and FAQon "grid connection requirementsapplicable to all gen

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Following the release of the ENTSO-E requirements for grid connection applicable to all generators in the context of the pilot network code on 22 March 2011 and extensive dialogue with stakeholders comprising two public workshops and some 15 bilateral meetings, ENTSO-E today publishes a summary of received comments and a frequently asked questions catalogue on the informal pilot code.

Since the Florence Forum in summer 2009, when ENTSO-E and ERGEG announced the launch of their pilot projects on the network code on grid connection requirements applicable to all generators and the framework guideline on grid connection respectively, the two entities have engaged in an intense and collaborative work that concluded, first with the release of the ERGEG framework guideline on 7 December 2010 and second with the release of the ENTSO-E informal pilot code on 22 March 2011.

ENTSO-E has since received more than 1500 comments from stakeholders which were thoroughly considered. ENTSO-E thanks stakeholders for the hard work invested in analyzing the drafts and acknowledges the improvements that have been enabled by this input.

With the publication of all received comments and the FAQ catalogue, ENTSO-E aims at providing stakeholders with a comprehensive feedback on their valuable input, and most importantly at renewing this dialogue during the months to come towards the finalization of the pilot code. Furthermore, ENTSO-E plans to release in October 2011 a paper explaining its reasons for the main technical choices in the pilot code, demonstrating, in a qualitative manner, the anticipated benefits of the code.

Formal pilot code process

On 3 March 2011, ACER launched a public consultation on its Framework Guideline on Grid Connection (largely based on ERGEG's corresponding document(1)), which commenced the formal period for the elaboration of the pilot code. At the completion of this process and the anticipated finalization of the framework guideline in July 2011, ENTSO-E anticipates being requested by the European Commission to start the formal drafting of the Network Code for Requirements Applicable to Generators.

ENTSO-E's will remain open to comments on the code, and particularly to reinforce the collaboration with all relevant DSO Associations as they have an important role to fulfill in developing a connection code l. Following this collaboration and the review of the final ACER framework guidelines, the pilot code will be further improved. The formal drafting process will then include a 6-week public consultation period, in autumn 2011, where all stakeholders will be invited to comment on the formal pilot code.Please note the following important information:

Please note the following important information:

-Only comments referring to the draft Requirements for Generators document released on 20 October 2010 have been addressed in the documents below. Comments received prior to this release have been taken into account for producing this draft. Comments received after this release date are still under consideration.

-For any comments or corrections on the stakeholder references in the document, please contact dimitrios.chaniotis@entsoe.eu.

Related Links

-Summary document of Stakeholder Comments on ENTSO-E's Informal Pilot Network Code for Requirements for Grid Connection Applicable to all Generators: https://www.entsoe.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/_library/SDC/Pilot_code/ENTSOE-Assessment_of_comments_from_external_stakeholders.pdf
-Frequently Asked Questions on ENTSO-E's ENTSO-E's Informal Pilot Network Code for Requirements for Grid Connection Applicable to all Generators: https://www.entsoe.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/_library/SDC/Pilot_code/110711-Pilot_Code_FAQ.pdf
-Informal Pilot Network Code for Requirements for Grid Connection Applicable to all Generators: https://www.entsoe.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/_library/SDC/Pilot_code/110711-Pilot_Code_FAQ.pdf

(1) Please note that the pilot code published by ENTSO-E on 22 March 2011 does not take into account the differences between the ERGEG and the ACER framework guidelines as it is based on the former one
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