The German Energy Industry Act (“Energiewirtschaftsgesetz”) provides in §13e regulation regarding the provision of a capacity reserve by the German TSOs. In the event of threats to or disruptions of the security or reliability of the power supply system caused by supply/demand imbalances on the electricity markets in the German grid control cooperation, the capacity reserve shall be used to compensate for these shortfalls. The capacity reserve shall be formed via a public tender. According to the state aid approval by the European Commission from 7th February 2018 the capacity reserve is foreseen for three two-year contracting periods with the first period starting on 1st October 2019.
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