TenneT has set up a single buyer market for regulating and reserve capacity to be
able to perform its tasks in the area of transmission and system services. On this
single buyer market, market parties can offer regulating or reserve capacity to
TenneT, i.e. capacity they can produce or consume over or under the amount reported
TenneT primarily uses reserve capacity to solve transmission restrictions. Furthermore, we use reserve capacity, together with regulating capacity, to maintain or restore the balance between the demand for and supply of electricity in the Netherlands at any given moment.
The Grid Code contains stipulations about the compulsory and voluntary provision of regulating and reserve capacity to TenneT.
A bid is an option in which a market party offers TenneT to do the following (when the option is exercised):
The volume calculation is based on:
The size of the bid in MW
TenneT TSO activates bids for each direction according to the demand and in bid price order.
The data are shown per day, per Programme Time Unit (PTU) and per direction:
The settled volumes of regulating and reserve capacity and imbalance are listed under:
A more detailed explanation can be found in: