Operational and availability schedules
Guidelines for submission of operational and availability schedules
The new operational schedules are now used.
With this type of operational schedule, all balance-responsible parties must submit schedules for generation facilities and selected demand facilities in their portfolios.
We are working on developing a solution where balance-responsible parties with only DSO-connected solar and wind power facilities without mFRR deliveries can submit schedules via a drop zone on the Electricity Market Service portal. These balance-responsible parties may also use ECP to submit schedules. We are considering supplementing with a solution where each balance-responsible party can download a '0 plan' from the Electricity Market Service portal if there is a demand for this.
In order to be able to submit operational schedules in the new format, all balance-responsible parties must be registered with Electricity Market Service. Register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will prioritise this registration.
Registration requires the name(s), e-mail(s), and telephone number(s) of the user(s) to be added as well as the name of the balance-responsible party.
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) - also see the section on SAMPLE FILES below.
We are ready to test submission via ECP and control of – as well as acknowledgement of – operational schedules. Submission of schedules via a drop-zone will be available shortly, with acknowledgement of submission given on the portal.
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 are not part of this implementation. Requirements are specified in Energinet’s market regulation C3.
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.
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.
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; we are currently updating the description in our Implementation Guide Availability Data (link to the right).
The new availability requirements, which will replace 4-week schedules and daily forecasts, are not expected to take effect until later in 2023 or in early 2024 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.
We will send a news update and add new information to this page when the implementation plan is ready.
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|
|03-07-2023||TEXT REVISED DUE TO NEW OPERATIONAL SCHEDULES NOW IN USE|