ACER decides on the definition of System Operation Regions

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ACER decides on the definition of System Operation Regions

What is it about?

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) published today a Decision defining the system operation regions (SORs). This Decision is part of the implementation of the regulation on the internal market for electricity and the Clean Energy Package.

The definition of the SORs represents the first step towards the establishment of regional coordination centres, which will ensure an enhanced institutional framework for a higher level of coordination between transmission system operators at regional level, as well as to enhanced system security and market efficiency. 

The decision published today replaces ACER Decision No 10/2020 of 6 April 2020, by which ACER had amended and approved ENTSO-E’s proposal of 6 January 2020 for the definition of SORs.

With this Decision, ACER added further reasoning to its amendments and revised the definition of SORs, including introducing changes in light of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Access the Decision and its related annexes.