APG: New Software Increases Security of European Power Supply
The transport of electricity is becoming increasingly digitalized. With two new software tools the balance between supply and demand can be even better predicted. “We have developed the software together with our European ENTSO-E partners. A total of 38 European transmission network operators (TSOs) have already been using it since the spring 2020. We have been able to adhere to the go-live schedule despite the corona crisis,” says Tahir Kapetanovic, head of the APG control center. The two tools are called “Outage Planning Coordination” (OPC) and “Short Term Adequacy forecast” (STA) and will simplify the cooperation of TSOs within Europe while at the same time making the power supply in Europe and Austria even more secure.