Public consultation on the test plan


Elia launches a public consultation in the framework of Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 establishing a network code on electricity emergency and restoration (NC ER) on the test plan. 


In accordance with article 7 of the NC ER, Elia organizes a formal public consultation on its proposal of test plan. This document describes the tests (including their frequency and conditions) applied to TSO, DSOs, SGUs, defense and restoration service providers and identifies the equipment and capabilities relevant for the System Defence Plan and the Restoration Plan that have to be tested.

A first version of the test plan has been submitted for public consultation in October 2019 and subsequently submitted to the minister of energy for approval on the 18th of December 2019. The minister of energy communicated her decision to partially approve the test plan, namely the part related to black-start in the ministerial decree of the 15th of April 2020 on the approval of the test plan proposal according to Article 259 of the Royal Decree of the 22nd of April 2019 establishing a technical code for the electricity transport grid operation and the access thereto. In this ministerial decree, the minister of energy asks Elia to submit a new version on the other part of the test plan by the 1st of November 2020.

The test plan has been adapted according to the comments provided in the ministerial decree of the 15th of April 2020 and the CREG advice (A)2065 of the 11th of March 2020.

Elia also provides an explanatory note in support of the public consultation explaining some key aspects of the document. 

Consultation period

For this public consultation the stakeholders are kindly requested to provide their comments, input and suggestions. The consultation period is set from Tuesday the 15th of September 2020 to Thursday the 15th of October 2020.

Reply form

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