iCAROS

The coordination of assets and related information exchange forms a cornerstone for dispatching operations, enabling Elia to:

  • avoid congestions on the grid
  • ensure the availability of ancillary services
  • monitor the availability of production to satisfy demand 

with the aim of providing a secure grid.

This coordination is currently managed in the CIPU contract (Coordination of Injection of Power Units). For more information about the CIPU contract: please see the product sheet in the Products & Services section.                  

The entry into force of the European guidelines requires the development of a new framework for the coordination of assets. Therefore Elia has launched the iCAROS Project (Integrated Coordination of Assets for Redispatching and Operational Security) with as objective to develop a new EU Network Code compliant approach for the coordination of assets for system operations & market procedures.