Tenders for aFRR in the APG Control Area

This page contains the most important information for potential suppliers of aFRR. More precise and legally binding information can be found in the contract documentation in the Download column.

Participation conditions

See Conditions for participation in tenders for control energy.

The documents required for participation in the tenders for aFRR can be found in the Download column on the right-hand side.

Tendered products

With Delivery Day 12 July 2018 (Tender Date 11 July 2018), the aFRR products in Austria are converted to six 4-hour blocks per day for delivery and purchase.

New products (starting 12 July 2018)

SRL_00_04_POS

SRL_00_04_NEG

SRL_04_08_POS

SRL_04_08_NEG

SRL_08_12_POS

SRL_08_12_NEG

SRL_12_16_POS

SRL_12_16_NEG

SRL_16_20_POS

SRL_16_20_NEG

SRL_20_24_POS

SRL_20_24_NEG

Volume put out to tender

The aFRR needed in the APG control area currently amounts to +/-200 MW procured in weekly and daily tenders.

In exceptional circumstances, the required volume of aFRR can be changed by the control area manager.

Minimum and maximum bid

The minimum bid is 5 MW. Bids in excess of the minimum bid can be placed in full 1 MW increments but must not, however, exceed the pre-qualified power.

Tendering platform

The tenders take place exclusively via the electronic tendering platform.

When do the tenders take place?

As part of the conversion, the tendering periods will also be adjusted. Thus, the required SRR in Austria is tendered on a calendar daily basis (from Monday to Sunday). This also gives rise to new dates for the Gate Open and Gate Closure of the call for tenders and the publication of the tender results.

The corresponding times are summarized in the following table:

Event

 

Time

Gate Open

Gate Open of SRR tender for delivery day D

D-7 10:00

Gate Closure

Gate Closure of SRR tender for delivery day D

D-1 08:00

Publication of tender results

Publication of results of SRR tender for delivery day D

D-1 09:00

The following graphic also shows the process for a delivery week:

SRR Overview

The suppliers will be informed in due time should it be necessary to postpone or change the bidding period in exceptional circumstances.

Award procedure

At the end of the bidding period the bids are ranked according to the following criteria and the contracts are awarded:

  1. Lowest awarded price
  2. If there are several bids with the same awarded price, the lowest power price
  3. If the awarded and power prices are identical, the bid that was placed first wins (time stamp)

Suppliers whose offers are successful will receive the power price they quoted, i.e. a "pay as bid" approach is adopted. Once the bid has been accepted, the suppliers are obliged to reserve the corresponding volume of aFRR.

Factors for quarter Q3/2019, valid from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 are:

  • SRR_POS: 0.0799
  • SRR_NEG: 0.0841

Calling aFRR

 aFRR is called on the basis of an automatic, continuously defined power setpoint which is forwarded to the supplier by the secondary controller at APG.

Unsuccessful tender

In the event of an unsuccessful tender, e.g. not enough bids, the valid bids will be accepted and a new tender will be opened for the shortfall.

If there is still a shortfall after the second invitation to tender, a further invitation to tender will be opened in a "last call". In this case, APG calls on the suppliers to offer available power by e-mail or if possible, by telephone.

In the event that an insufficient volume of aFRR is still not available after the "last call", APG has the right to oblige suppliers to make available and provide the aFRR (obligation to supply).

Detailed information relating to this procedure can be found in the Tendering Conditions for aFRR (German only).