The Baltic TSOs launch a public consultation on the Baltic aFRR energy market concept


In order to achieve a level playing field for Baltic balancing market participants and to meet the requirements of the electricity balancing guidelines, the Baltic electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) AS "Augstsprieguma tīkls", Elering AS and LITGRID AB have prepared common Baltic energy market concept for frequency restoration reserves with automated activation (aFRR).

The purpose of the Baltic aFRR energy market concept is to introduce a framework of harmonized rules and principles across all three Baltic bidding zones for introduction of aFRR processes integrated into common European aFRR market, which will be ensured by Baltic TSOs joining to the European platform for exchange of aFRR energy – PICASSO. The concept foresees promotion of competition and at the same time ensuring equal treatment of each market participant, regardless of the country in which it operates or resides, thereby promoting overall cost efficiency and increasing consumer welfare.

Public consultation on the Baltic aFRR energy market concept will take place from 15th November to 15th December of this year. The materials can be found on the websites of the Baltic TSOs. The Baltic TSOs will jointly review the results of the public consultation and prepare the updated Baltic aFRR market concept.