Steps for registering a new balance group in APG control area
1. Registering a new balance group takes place at APCS Power Clearing & Settlement (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org). The staff at APCS will assist you with the registration process.
2. APCS will check the information submitted and will provide us, Austrian Power Grid AG, a data sheet with your basic data.
3. Upon receipt of the data sheet, the corresponding data transmission contracts are written up by us and transmitted to you together with an accompanying letter informing you of the further steps.
On the part of APG, therefore, the following requirements are to be met for the registration process:
a) Return of the signed data transmission contracts (with APG as the transmission grid operator and the control area manager, respectively), together with all accompanying documents, filled out
b) a data-test with our central control station for sending schedules (contact: + 43 (0) 50320 – 53220)
Electricity trading crosses borders
The liberalization of the European energy market resulting from the EU power trading regulation 1228/2003 is to create a pan-European marketplace for free power trading. In the process, the highest goal is to primarily generate electricity in areas where it is especially possible from an economic and environmentally friendly perspective (key word: renewable energies) and, using this advantage in the generation of electricity, to then to deliver this energy via transmission grids to the areas where it is actually needed. In accordance with the EU guidelines, the saving resulting from this should go to the benefit of the consumers (industry, households) or contribute to the improvement of the generation and supply situation (e.g. the promotion of renewable energies for climate protection or grid expansion).
The most important instrument for achieving this goal is the liberalization of the European electricity market. According to this, the generated energy is offered to interested parties (traders, regional energy suppliers) via free commercial markets (electricity markets) and results in a pan-European, transparent and discrimination-free trade system from which the producer and consumer profit equally.