Elia commits to an international transmission system operator cooperation project aiming to optimise electricity grid control


Offsetting imbalances between the volume of electricity consumed and the volume of electricity generated is all in a day's work for transmission system operators (TSOs). The IGCC platform is the first step on the way to grid management on an international scale.

The cooperation project will make it possible for imbalances in opposite directions – i.e. a surplus for one TSO and a shortfall for another – to be mutually offset automatically through an exchange system. This system has the benefit of allowing transmission system operators to cut down on their use of the reserve capacities available to them to maintain balance in their control areas.

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