What is a balance responsible party (BRP)?
A balance responsible party, also referred to as a BRP, and is a company that can and may handle the balance responsibility for production and consumption units and/or trades physical power.
The balance responsible party is financially responsible for imbalances and deviations between the planned and the actual production, consumption, and trade of power.
Read more about the BRP role in forskrift C1.
What is a balance service provider (BSP)?
A balance service provider, also referred to as BSP, is a company that can deliver ancillary services with limited energy supplies.
A Danish BSP has, through an agreement with Energinet, access to the markets FFR, FCR, & FCR-D, and can deliver these services if the technical and legal requirements are met.
Read more about the BSP role in forskrift C1.
What is a supplier of ancillary services?
A supplier of ancillary services is a company that deliver ancillary services and is either a balance responsible party (BRP) or a balance service provider (BSP).
The BRP can, if the technical and legal requirements are met, deliver all ancillary services, whereas the BSP can deliver ancillary services with limited energy supplies.
Read more about ancillary services here.
What is an aggregator?
An aggregator is a person, company or technology that gathers (or aggregates) related products, in this case up- and down-regulation capacity.
The legal requirements to become an aggregator depends on whether the bids are sent in by the aggregator or through a BRP or BSP.
Read more about the aggregator role here.
Q&A concerning roles
Do we need an agreement with a BRP to deliver ancillary services in Denmark?
If your company wants to deliver the ancillary services FFR, FCR and/or FCR-D, then your company does not necessarily need an agreement with a BRP, if the company is or becomes a BSP (balance service provider) in Denmark.
If your company wants to deliver the ancillary services FCR-N, aFFR and/or mFRR, it either needs an agreement with a Danish BRP or it can become a Danish BRP itself.