Network Reserve

In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power plants (abbr. Reservekraftwerksverordnung – ResKV) dated 27th June 2013, 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 periods 2016/2017 and 2018/19, and has published the associated report in accordance with § 3 para 1 ResKV.

According to the report by Bundesnetzagentur from 2nd May 2016 there is no direct requirement for additional generation capacity for the network reserve. Thus, currently there is no requirement for the transmission system operators to launch a call for expressions of interest for the examined winter periods.