Thursday, September 24, 2020
Home Electricity Towards a fully unified, single smart electricity grid connecting CEE

Towards a fully unified, single smart electricity grid connecting CEE

The implementation of a single, unified electricity market is one of the main challenges the European Union has to face, says the Hungarian Power Exchange (HUPX).

Stability in electricity supply has to be maintained even during system disturbances such as a power plant failure or the loss of a large load. Under extreme conditions, EU Member States need to be able to rely on other market players of the neighbouring countries to meet their balancing energy needs.

Although the importance of market coupling has been highlighted for a long time already, Southern European countries are not in such an advanced state on this field as the Western- and Northern-European member states. Coupling European energy markets will boost the security of supply and give Southern European markets the opportunity to improve their current state.

In this regard, HUPX highlights the importance of the TRINITY project which is intended to support the creation of a fully unified, single smart electricity grid connecting EU and non-EU countries in the South- and Central-Eastern European regions, whilst new, innovative products developed within the framework of the project will promote higher penetration of renewables.

The consortium consists of 19 partners, including Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs), Transmission System Operators (TSOs), Research centres and technology providers.

Most Popular

Poland’s District Court judge demands to accelerate the Bełchatów power plant’s closure

A District Court judge in Poland demanded that the operators of the Bełchatów power plant start negotiating with environmental law charity Client Earth to accelerate the plant’s closure and find a solution within three months.

The importance to have cleaner energy in the retail business – interview with Shell Retail’s Executive VP István Kapitány

István Kapitány, Global Executive Vice President for Shell's Retail business, speaks about the company’s journey through the energy transition and how, especially in the retail area, it is important to have cleaner energy.

The finest and the poorest National Energy and Climate Plans from CEE

The European Commission has assessed all the Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans for 2021-2030. And countries from Central and Eastern Europe are often mentioned as good examples to follow.

Romania is one step closer to link Black Sea fields to shore

Romania took an important step to start the exploitation of its first gas deposit offshore as BSOG launched the installation phase for a 121 km subsea gas pipeline within the offshore Midia Natural Gas Development Project.