Coreso, the Regional Coordination Service Centre set by 5 major TSOs in Europe (50Hertz, Elia, National Grid, RTE and Terna), takes a new step for a better European security of electricity supply, by completing its operational coordination services with a service of support to TSOs in case of potential large disturbance.
On 5th December, Coreso launched a new tool that is useful for both intraday and real-time processes. This innovative tool gives Coreso’s operators real time data updated every minutes. They can thus monitor the grid with a more global vision than individual TSO can have, and understand more easily European wide issues. By this new development, Coreso confirms and improves the added-value it gives to its partners in order to maintain the security of supply.
The electricity Transmission System operators (TSOs) of Italy (Terna) and North and East of Germany (50Hertz Transmission) have today become shareholders in Coreso, alongside their fellow TSOs from France (RTE), Belgium (Elia) and Great Britain (National Grid). This move extends significantly the area monitored by Coreso's Brussels-based technical coordination centre that now covers 215 million customers, some 43% of the European Union’s population.
In a European electricity market that has acquired a truly transnational dimension and where renewable energy is becoming increasingly more relevant, the coordination services provided by Coreso have dramatically increased since the creation of the company. They take today a new major step in ensuring security of supply and preventing major electrical incidents.
The European Union, in its support for the integration of renewable energies in the European high-voltage grid, especially that of wind power origin, has launched the Twenties Project.
The aim of this pioneering initiative is to significantly develop the testing and implementing of new technologies in order to increase a safe wind power generation within the European electricity system. Gathering 26 partners (TSOs, electrical companies, institutions) from 10 different member states, the Twenties project will last 3 years and has a total budget of 60 million euros, of which 32 million will be financed by the European Union.(...)
After more than one year of operations, Coreso has proved a high reliability and expertise. Its added value to prevent major incidents has been confirmed.
Coreso significantly increased operational coordination between TSOs in the Central Western European (CWE) region in answer to new developments. Power flows become more and more variable due to the development of renewable energy, which is intermittent by nature, and the growth of cross-border exchanges in the European electricity market.(...)
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Coreso, the first European technical coordination centre, launches today its around the clock operations, providing Transmission System Operators (TSOs) network security analyses and monitoring of the grid every 15 minutes, 24/7, thus confirming the commitment taken at the start of its day-ahead activities in February 2009.
This extension of activities to a continuous basis will increase the security of supply in a context characterized by a high variability of power flows due to the development of renewable energy and cross-border exchanges in the European electricity market. Since the start of its operational activities on February 16th, Coreso has been supplying the control centres of the relevant TSO’s with forecasts about the security of the grid in North Western Europe, by performing security analyses, simulating various scenarios and proposing sets of coordinated remedial actions that TSO’s can take to master the security of the electrical system in this area. So far, these daily activities had been focusing on the next day.(...)
National Grid joins Elia and RTE in Coreso, the first technical coordination centre, aimed at strengthening power security in Central Western Europe.
National Grid, the British electricity transmission system operator (TSO), has joined Elia and RTE, the Belgian and French TSO’s, as a new shareholder of Coreso. Each of the three TSO’s, Elia, RTE and National Grid, now equally owns 1/3 of the capital of Coreso. National Grid had indicated its interest in the initiative from the very beginning. Elia, RTE and National Grid are very pleased of this new collaboration which now includes the flows of electricity between mainland Europe and the UK in the management of the European grid. Coreso, the first technical coordination centre to be shared by several TSO’s, was founded on December 19th 2008 and started its activities on February 16th 2009. Coreso is located in Brussels (...)
Coreso, the first regional technical coordination centre to be shared by several TSO’s, was officially inaugurated today. Its activities contribute to strengthening power security in Europe.
Coreso, the first regional technical coordination centre to be shared by several TSOs, started its activities on February 16 and was officially inaugurated by Dominique Maillard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coreso, who is also Chairman of the Executive Board of RTE, and Daniel Dobbeni, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Elia, in presence of the representatives of the European Commission and European Parliament. The inauguration ceremony was placed under the patronage of the French and Belgian Ministers of Energy (...)
Coreso welcomes the creation of permanent Security Panel and IT Platform in Central-Eastern Europe .
The company CORESO (Coordination of Electricity System Operators), the first regional technical coordination center for operating electricity networks in Central-Western Europe, welcomes the creation by eleven Transmission System Operators of a permanent security panel and IT platform for data exchange in Central-Eastern area in Europe (...)
RTE and Elia create a new company, Coreso, a crucial step to strengthen the power security in Central Western Europe.
RTE and Elia, the French and Belgian electricity transmission system operators (TSOs), founded on December 18 a new company named CORESO (Coordination of Electrical System Operators). The purpose of the joint venture is to house the first regional technical coordination centre to be shared by several TSOs in the Central Western European (CWE) region. Coreso will start operating on 16 February 2009. Vattenfall Europe Transmission and National Grid, German and British TSOs, have already made known their interest in the initiative (...)