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D.2.7. EU Network Codes

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ACER publishes first implementation Report on the Network Codes on Demand Connection and on Requirements for Grid Connection of HVDC Systems

Thursday, August 2, 2018


ACER states that the implementation of the two Network Codes (NC) is on track, but more is needed regarding the publication of criteria for granting derogations

In the beginning of August 2018, ACER published the first Monitoring Report on the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388 establishing a network code on demand connection (NC DC) and Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1447 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of high voltage direct current systems and direct current-connected power park modules (NC HVDC). ACER states in the Report that the implementation of the two NCs is “well on track, however, progress is still required in the publication of criteria for granting derogations”.

Furthermore, the Monitoring Report makes the following recommendations for the implementation of the NC DC and NC HVDC: (i) ACER urges Member States, which are still non-compliant, promptly to implement the requirements on criteria for granting derogations and asks NRAs to promote rapid progress and transparency in this area; and (ii) when amending the criteria for granting derogations at most once a year, NRAs should take into account best practices, as shared in the framework of ACER.