Operational and availability schedules
Guidelines for submission of operational and availability schedules
The new rules for operational schedules will take effect as of 13 April 2023 in parallel with the discontinuation of power imbalance settlement, however, only for balance-responsible parties active in the mFRR market. Balance-responsible parties will be moved to the new operational schedules one at a time.
The new rules will be introduced for the remaining balance-responsible parties later in April.
This successive move makes it possible to help the individual balance-responsible party during the process.
For balance-responsible parties that only have DSO-connected wind and/or solar power that is not regulated, an agreement can be made to postpone the move to the new system for an extended period of time.
Balance-responsible parties may choose to move to the new system by special arrangement.
Guidelines for submission of operational schedules
Schedules must be submitted in a new format which is described in more detail in our Implementation Guide (link to the right).
We are ready to test submission and control of – as well as acknowledgement of – operational schedules.
However, requirements submitted for approval for direct lines, for submission of structural data, and for selecting DSO-connected weather-dependent RE facilities for submission of power schedules instead of shutdown schedules will not be implemented in April.
TEST OF SUBMISSION OF OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES
It is possible to test schedule submission and acknowledgement receipts via an ECP connection. How to configure ECP correctly is described on the How to get started with ECP page.
Energinet will check the format and content of the operational schedule and via ECP return an acknowledgement receipt and - if there are no errors in the submitted schedule - an approved schedule from Energinet to the balance-responsible party. Tests with checks of merged schedules are not possible yet.
Tests are carried out with the following changes (included in the Implementation Guide):
- Discontinuation of power imbalance settlement
- Power schedules for transmission-connected RE
- Shutdown schedules for each individual RE facility > 10 MW
- Total shutdown schedules split into solar and wind power
- Supplementary time series for activation of mFRR
- Process for acknowledgement receipts on subsmission of schedules has changed
- Process upon mFRR activation has changed (see mFRR EAM)
- Batteries are considered consumption or generation facilities, respectively, depending on operation mode
- Total schedules broken down onto fuel types
- Large generation facility are split onto generators if these vary
- Submission is done via ECP
- Submission format, CIM
One supplementary time series for activation of mFRR must be sent, indicating upward and downward regulation, respectively. This time series must be indicated by signs (+/-).
Content checks include whether the balance-responsible party has sent the relevant time series to match registered master data and that the maximum limit is not exceeded. The basis for this check of operational schedules is available to the balance-responsible party at the Electricity Market Service portal with a display of expected time series; we will add balance-responsible parties to the system upon request.
Individual balance-responsible parties are offered an introduction prior to the start of the test. The introduction includes a presentation of functions that can be tested.
When ready for testing, please contact email@example.com (state whether the language must be Danish or English).
We have created an example file (SampleResourceSchedule). The file can be downloaded under Implementation Guides on the right-hand side in a zip format, which also includes a two-page explanation (Resource Schedule Example).
The file formats are defined by ENTSO-E. The ENTSO-E zip.file, also available under Implementation Guides on the right, contains schema files, and the following two files are useful when setting up the correct schedule format.
Planned Resource Schedule is IEC 62325-451-7. Filnavn: iec62325-451-7-plannedresourceschedule_v6_2.xsd - Note: file updated in April 2022
Resource Schedule Confirmation is IEC 62325-451-7. Filnavn: iec62325-451-7-resourcescheduleconfirmation_v6_1.xsd - Note: file updated in April 2022
The zip file also includes a file for setting up acknowledgement of receipt. This is the file: iec62325-451-1-acknowledgement_v8_1.xsd
To create sample files, we recommend using, for example, XMLSpy to generate XML files. In XLPSpy, you can use the XSD file as your starting point and have it create your sample file, and 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.
Energinet have changed market regulations C3 and F, and these changes have been registered with and approved by the Danish Utility Regulator (see link on the right). The changes applicable the submission of operational schedules and availability are described in regulation C3, while the change to regulation F merely states that this regulation will no longer be applicable to the exchange of operational schedules.
Applicable regulations can be found here (Danish only):
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF AVAILABILITY
Following revisions to regulations C3 and F, the submission of operational schedules and availability 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 moves to the new system.
Schedules must be submitted in a new format, as described in more detail in our Implementation Guides (links to the right).
Operational and availability schedules will be introduced at different times. The new availability rules, which will replace 4-week schedules and daily forecasts, are not expected to take effect until after the new requirements for the submission of operational schedules (i.e. later in 2023) and will involve a prior test process.
Tests of availability submission are not yet available; Energinet expect the process and set-up to resemble the above for operational schedules.
LIST OF CHANGES
|02-07-2021||THE FIRST VERSION OF PAGE PUBLISHED|
|20-01-2022||REVISION – TIME SCHEDULE FOR TESTS – OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES|
|05-04-2022||REVISION – TIME SCHEDULE FOR TESTS AND CORRELATION WITH OTHER PROJECTS, AS WELL AS NEW IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE AND NEW VERSIONS OF SCHEMA FILES|
|03-05-2022||REVISION - CORRELATION WITH POWER IMBALANCE, RE PLANS, AND CHANGES TO ACTIVATION OF MFRR|
|03-10-2022||REVISION IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES: CORRECTIONS TO TABLE 1, PLANNED RESOURCE SCHEDULE|
|02-12-2022||REVISION – TEST OF CONTENT OF OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES AVAILABLE, REVISED IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES|
|20-12-2022||REVISION – MFRR TIME SERIES SPECIFIED, REVISED IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES ON THIS TOPIC, ELECTRICITY MARKET SERVICE ACCESIBLE|
|02-03-2023||REVISION - IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES REVISED, TECHNICAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 'CONFIRMEDRESOURCESCHEDULE' REMOVED.|
|30-03-2023||REVISION - USE HYPHEN IN MESSAGE TYPES|
|04-04-2023||REVISION – THE OPTION TO MOVE TO NEW OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT, EXCEPTION IN CASE OF SHUTDOWN SCHEDULES WITHOUT SHUTDOWN|
|30-05-2023||REVISION - IN CREATEDDATETIME, INDICATION OF SECONDS WAS ADDED|