Keeping the Balance
Elia aims to maintain the balance on the Belgian grid in real time by making use of the market flexibility offered by Balancing Service Providers (BSPs).
Elia takes action to restore the balance by using balancing services in accordance with the rules for the compensation of quarter-hourly imbalances (entry into force: 1 December 2018), as approved by the regulator (also known the Balancing Rules).
Dimensioning of balancing services
Elia evaluates and determines the volume of balancing services that may be required to keep the balance in the control area, taking into account active power forecasts and the risk of a dimensioning incident (for example, a sudden drop in active power generation following an unplanned outage of a power plant).
In line with the, Elia publishes the rules for the dimensioning of reserves in the LFC Block Operational Agreement following approval by the regulator.
Based on the dimensioning of balancing needs, Eliafor each day.