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Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR)

What is Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR)? Definition To ensure the required grid frequency of 50 or 60 Hz (depending on the concerning country) the Transmission System Operators (TSO) of each country need instruments to maintain this reference value. These instruments are the balancing services. Balancing services are reactive short-term means to level out frequency deviations More… (Published: 26. March 2021 by Lotte Lehmbruck)
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Cross-Border Interconnectors

What are Cross-Border Interconnectors? Definition To turn national electricity grids into a large European electricity market, the various national transmission system operators (TSOs) need transit capacity for cross-border electricity trade. These border connection points, also called cross-border interconnectors, enable TSOs at international level to transfer electricity from one national grid to another. Only cross-border interconnectors More… (Published: 23. June 2020 by Marie Volkert)
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Who is disrupting the utility frequency?

On 10 January 2019, the utility frequency of Europe’s power grid dropped to 49.8 hertz. Many factors contributed to the near-blackout that evening, but the incident is not the only one in recent weeks that has shaken the grid. (Published: 15. February 2019 by Christian)
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A nearly complete list of European TSOs

A nearly complete list of European TSOs Same as our list of Power & energy exchanges worldwide this is a list in progress. We give our best to keep it correct, up to date and to gather the still missing information. If you have additional information to complete or enhance this list or if you More… (Published: 27. December 2018 by Christian Sperling)
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