Guidelines for submission of operational and availability schedules
Following revisions to regulations C3 and F, the submission of operational and availability schedules will be changed to ensure that Energinet has all the information necessary to underpin the common European grid model. The former 4-week schedules and daily forecasts will no longer apply when the submission of availability schedules moves to the new system.
Schedules must be submitted in a new format, as described in more detail in the implementation guides (links on the right).
The introduction of these new rules is not imminent, but initial tests may be carried out as described below. When Energinet has a final version ready for balance responsible parties to carry out tests, we will have a 5-month transition period before the final move.
TEST OF SUBMISSION OF OPERATIONAL AND AVAILABILITY SCHEDULES
It is now possible to test schedule submission and acknowledgement receipt via an ECP connection. How to install ECP is described in the How to get started with ECPpage. This test makes sure that the connection works, that the schedule is received, and that it is generally in the correct format. The test does not yet confirm whether the schedule matches the grouping of the balance-responsible party’s portfolio, or whether the individual fields in the schedule are filled in correctly, for example that no production values are submitted that exceed the maximum production of the unit in question.
When you are ready to test submission, book a time slot 1-2 weeks in advance (Danish or English) at firstname.lastname@example.org to give us the best possible chance to provide feedback before and during the test.
COMMUNICATION CHANNEL OPTIONS
There will be two possible communication channels between the market participant and Energinet:
Market Operation Service
Currently, it is only possible to test exchange of schedules via the ECP channel. When we open up more options, we will announce it here and send out news via our Danish Rules and Regulations newsletter in both Danish and English (please sign up on our Danish site).
It will only be possible to exchange schedules a few times a day with the online channel. This channel does not allow for regular schedule changes and, thus, cannot be used to activate regulating power unless the ECP connection fails.
In future, the online channel option will be used to share information with the balance responsible parties as a replacement for the information available on the current self-service portal.
The file formats are defined by ENTSO-E. The zip.file from ENTSO-E, available under Implementation Guides on the right, contains schema files, and the following two files can be of help when setting up the correct schedule format.
Planned Resource Schedule is IEC 62325-451-7. File name: iec62325-451-7-plannedresourceschedule_v6_0.xsd
Resource Schedule Confirmation is IEC 62325-451-7. File name: iec62325-451-7-resourcescheduleconfirmation_v6_0.xsd
The zip.file also includes a file that can be used to set up acknowledgement of receipt. Use this file:
To create sample files, we recommend using, for example, XMLSpy to generate XML files. In XMLSpy, you can use the XSD file as your starting point and have it create your sample file, where you then insert the correct attributes that we need in the file.
If you unzip the attached file on a file drive, you can load XSD files directly into XMLSpy and use it as the basis for your sample files.
We have not yet created specific sample files.
Energinet has revised market regulations C3 and F, and these changes have been approved by the Danish Utility Regulator. Find a link to the Danish Utility Regulator’s decision to the right (Danish only). The changes applicable to the submission of operational and availability schedules are described in C3, while the change to regulation F merely states that this regulation will no longer be applicable to the exchange of operational schedules.