Network Reserve

Call for expressions of interest in accordance with § 4 para 2 of the German Regulation on Network Reserve (NetzResV) for the winter period 2017/2018 (1600 MW)

In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power plants (Netzreserveverordnung – abbr. NetzResV gesetze-im-internet.de) dated 27th June 2013 and adjusted 22nd December 2016, the German regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur has examined the requirement for additional reserve power for the network reserve as calculated by the transmission system operators for the winter period 2017/2018, and has published the associated report bundesnetzagentur.de in accordance with § 3 para 1 NetzResV.

The report by Bundesnetzagentur dated 2nd May 2017 identifies a direct additional requirement for the winter period 2017/2018 of total 1600 MW generation capacity for the network reserve. To cover the required generation capacity, the transmission system operators launch a call for expression of interest in accordance with § 4 NetzResV.

We hereby invite interested operators of electricity generation or storage facilities (“plant”) to submit an expression of interest in accordance with § 4 para 2 NetzResV to have their plant or portfolio included in the network reserve for winter 2017/2018 beginning from 1st October 2017. To submit expressions of interest, interested operators are required to complete the documents ZIP/221KB/EN supplied for this purpose and to return them to the responsible transmission system operator, both electronically and in printed form:

Details of the specific prerequisites and requirements for the plants and/or plant operators, including the geographical network region of the demand and the technical parameters involved, are included in the documents provided.

The deadline for submissions of expressions of interest to have plants included in the network reserve from 1st October 2017 is 15th May 2017. The stamp showing the date of receipt by post shall determine whether expressions of interest have been submitted in good time.

Any resulting contracts will depend on approval by Bundesnetzagentur, especially regarding the selection of plant operators to be contracted and resulting financial obligations upon the responsible transmission system operator. There is no legal entitlement to conclude a contract.

TransnetBW GmbH reserves the right to change the published information without further announcements.

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