ACER adopted a Decision on the definition of System Operation Regions

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ACER adopted a Decision on the definition of System Operation Regions

What is it about?

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) adopted 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.

Why is the definition of System Operation Regions (SORs) relevant?

The definition of the System Operation Regions (SORs) represents the first step towards the establishment of Regional Coordination Centres (RCCs). RCCs will ensure an enhanced institutional framework for a higher level of coordination between Transmission System Operators (TSOs) at regional level, as well as reinforce system security and market efficiency.

The decision published today replaces ACER Decision No 10/2020, by which ACER had amended and approved the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)’s proposal of 6 January 2020.

With this Decision, ACER added further reasoning to its amendments and revised the definition of SORs, taking into consideration the impact of UK’s withdrawal from the EU. ACER also decided to maintain the South-West Europe as a separate SOR, as proposed by ENTSO-E.  

Access ACER's Decision 05/2022.