Reserve power plants
In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power plants (abbr. Reservekraftwerksverordnung - ResKV, s.4) Transmission System Operators are obliged to publish a call for interest when the regulatory authority (Bundesnetzagentur) has identified an additional requirement of generation capacity for the network reserve (ResKV, s.3).
Current calls for interest
In accordance with the provisions of the German regulation on reserve power
- ResKV dated 27th June 2013, the German regulatory authority
Bundesnetzagentur has examined the requirement for additional reserve power for
the network reserve as calculated by the transmission system operators for the
winter periods 2016/2017 and 2018/19, and has published the
associated report in
accordance with § 3 para 1 ResKV.
According to the report by Bundesnetzagentur from 2nd May 2016 there is no requirement for additional generation capacity for the network reserve. Thus, currently there is no requirement for the transmission system operators to launch a call for expressions of interest for the examined winter periods.