Synchronous Area Framework Agreement

The ENTSO-E Regional Regional Group Continental Europe Synchronous Zone Framework (SAFA) replaces and replaces the 2005 Multilateral Agreement Operating Manual. It drafts the agreement on the implementation of synchronous zones in accordance with Article 118 of the guideline for the operation of the system, one of the eight European network codes and guidelines, and also includes the necessary arrangements between continental European TMMs that are not bound by EU law. The electricity system in continental Europe spans 26 countries and is one of the largest interconnected electrical systems in the world. The electricity grid of the Baltic States is currently asynchronously connected to continental Europe via LitPol Link between Lithuania and Poland and the Nordic synchronous zone between Lithuania and Sweden and Estlink 1 and Estlink 2 between Estonia and Finland. A synchronous zone is a group of electrical installations connected to the same frequency and operating. ENTSO-E has five synchronous zones: continental Europe, the Nordic region, the Baltic Sea region, the British region, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Continental Europe is the largest with 26 countries. Each synchronous area is represented by a regional group on the ENTSO-E system operating committee. . ENTSO-E is pleased to announce that the agreement on the terms of a future synchronous link between the electricity grid of the Baltic States and the energy system of continental Europe came into force on 27 May 2019. The electricity system in continental Europe spans 26 countries and is one of the largest interconnected electrical systems in the world. . Baltic synchronization with continental Europe is part of the European Union`s energy union strategy and provides that the Baltic TMrs operate their systems at the frequency of the European continental system and in accordance with EU rules.

The operational rules for continental European TMRs were updated on 14 April 2019, with the entry into force of the Synchronous Space Framework Agreement (SAFA), which guarantees compliance with network codes and EU directives. The application for future connection was submitted by the Baltic STRs (Elering, AST and Litgrid) and was supported by the Polish GRT (PES), all members of ENTSO-E. ..


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