Imbalance prices (15 min)
Elia publishes imbalance price applied if an imbalance is found between injections and offtakes in a BRP's balance area.
Imbalance price indicator and validated imbalance price
When imbalance prices are published on a quarter-hourly basis, the published prices have not yet been validated and can therefore only be used as an indication of the imbalance price. Only after the published prices have been validated can they be used for invoicing purposes.
Net Regulation Volume
The net regulation volume is calculated for each quarter-hour by working out the difference between the sum of the volumes of all upward regulations and the sum of the volumes of all downward regulations requested by Elia.
The system imbalance is calculated for each quarter-hour by working out the difference between the Area Control Error (ACE) and the NRV
Additional incentive applied on top of regulation costs in the event of major system imbalances
The highest price paid by Elia for upward regulation in the quarter-hour in question
The lowest price received by Elia for downward regulation in the quarter-hour in question
Rate applicable for a positive imbalance
Rate applicable for a negative imbalance
Strategic reserve price if the activated strategic reserve volume is greater than 0 MW