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According to Elering AS “Rules on Balancing”, approved by Estonian NRA with decision No 31.12.19 nr 7-10/2019-014, Kiisa emergency reserve power is allowed to participate for Baltic system balancing purposes only after the CMOL of mFRR standard product is used (empty). The energy price of Kiisa emergency reserve power stations as power stations outside the balancing market must give a clear signal that it concerns activation of out-of-market reserves.

Therefore, since of 1 July 2020, the energy price established for Kiisa emergency reserve power stations upon activation thereof for balancing purposes will be the maximum permitted price on the Baltic balancing market, i.e. 5,000 EUR/MWh. 

The "Rules on Balancing" can be found in the attachment below.

Please find attached the "Rules for suspension and restoration of market activities in accordance with Article 36(1) and Rules for imbalance settlement of balancing energy in case of suspension of market activities in accordance with Article 39(1) of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 of 24 November 2017 establishing a network code on electricity emergency and restoration."

During October 7 – November 7 of 2020, the Baltic TSOs submitted to public consultation the updated Baltic balancing market rules for operation with MARI. The materials, which were submitted to the public consultation can be found here: https://elering.ee/en/current-consultations#tab0.

In the attachement below, please find the summary of feedback received from the market participants during the public consultation, along with the responses from the Baltic TSOs.

Baltic TSOs are planning to join MARI platform to ensure that Baltic balancing market is an integral part of European mFRR balancing energy market. This can be done by applying standard mFRR balancing energy product characteristics and activation principles as defined in Implementation framework for the European platform for the exchange of balancing energy from mFRR in accordance with Article 20 of EB regulation.

Baltic TSOs have commonly prepared Baltic Balancing Market Rules which includes common requirements for Baltic balancing market and shall be implemented in order for Baltic states to comply with requirements of EB Regulation and join the MARI platform. Baltic TSOs provide clarification of mFRR balancing standard product characteristics, bid features and activations process in the appendix of the rules. Baltic TSOs also explain possible timing and scenarios for joining MARI platform in additional explanatory note.

With the approval of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) in 2009, the Baltic countries agreed to work jointly towards opening, liberalizing and harmonizing electricity market as well as creation of a common balancing market and harmonized imbalance settlement and imbalance pricing. ENTSO-E, following the requirements set in Regulation 714/2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity, has developed the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing which, foresees different requirements and activities supporting the objective to develop a more efficient regional cooperation which shall result in a single integrated European electricity balancing market. 

As the first step towards this ambitious goal, the Baltic TSOs (Elering AS, AS “Augstsprieguma tīkls” and LITGRID AB), based on previously made studies and continuous work, have agreed to cooperate in coordinated balancing area and will launch a common Baltic balancing market starting from the 1st January 2018. The objective of the common Baltic balancing market is to establish the same rules and principles for all balancing related activities while stimulating competition and, at the same time, paving the way towards equal treatment of each market participant regardless of the country it operates or resides in, therefore facilitating the overall cost-efficiency and leading to higher consumer welfare. 

In order to achieve the level playing field for the participants of the Baltic balancing market, and to fulfil the requirements of the guideline on electricity balancing, the Baltic TSOs have agreed on harmonized Baltic balancing market rules for balance service providers and imbalance settlement for balance responsible parties. The detailed information regarding the Baltic balancing market framework and imbalance settlement principles can be found in the attached documents, which are public annexes of Baltic TSOs’ Agreement on the operation and settlement of the Baltic coordinated balancing area: 

• “Baltic balancing market rules” (link);

• “Baltic CoBA imbalance settlement rules” (link);

• “Used definitions and abbreviations” (link). 

The Baltic TSOs would like to inform that Baltic national regulatory authorities have expressed support to the implementation of the common Baltic balancing market. However due to relevant upcoming amendments in national laws and regulations, and different public consultation processes in each Baltic State, the attached documents are subject of the final approval and might be adjusted during December 2017 as a result of the national implementation processes. 

During October 7 – November 7 of 2020, the Baltic TSOs submitted to public consultation the updated Baltic balancing market rules for operation with MARI. The materials, which were submitted to the public consultation can be found here: https://elering.ee/en/current-consultations#tab0.

In the attachement below, please find the summary of feedback received from the market participants during the public consultation, along with the responses from the Baltic TSOs.

Baltic TSOs are planning to join MARI platform to ensure that Baltic balancing market is an integral part of European mFRR balancing energy market. This can be done by applying standard mFRR balancing energy product characteristics and activation principles as defined in Implementation framework for the European platform for the exchange of balancing energy from mFRR in accordance with Article 20 of EB regulation.

Baltic TSOs have commonly prepared Baltic Balancing Market Rules which includes common requirements for Baltic balancing market and shall be implemented in order for Baltic states to comply with requirements of EB Regulation and join the MARI platform. Baltic TSOs provide clarification of mFRR balancing standard product characteristics, bid features and activations process in the appendix of the rules. Baltic TSOs also explain possible timing and scenarios for joining MARI platform in additional explanatory note.

With the approval of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) in 2009, the Baltic countries agreed to work jointly towards opening, liberalizing and harmonizing electricity market as well as creation of a common balancing market and harmonized imbalance settlement and imbalance pricing. ENTSO-E, following the requirements set in Regulation 714/2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity, has developed the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2195 of 23 November 2017 establishing a guideline on electricity balancing which, foresees different requirements and activities supporting the objective to develop a more efficient regional cooperation which shall result in a single integrated European electricity balancing market. 

As the first step towards this ambitious goal, the Baltic TSOs (Elering AS, AS “Augstsprieguma tīkls” and LITGRID AB), based on previously made studies and continuous work, have agreed to cooperate in coordinated balancing area and will launch a common Baltic balancing market starting from the 1st January 2018. The objective of the common Baltic balancing market is to establish the same rules and principles for all balancing related activities while stimulating competition and, at the same time, paving the way towards equal treatment of each market participant regardless of the country it operates or resides in, therefore facilitating the overall cost-efficiency and leading to higher consumer welfare. 

In order to achieve the level playing field for the participants of the Baltic balancing market, and to fulfil the requirements of the guideline on electricity balancing, the Baltic TSOs have agreed on harmonized Baltic balancing market rules for balance service providers and imbalance settlement for balance responsible parties. The detailed information regarding the Baltic balancing market framework and imbalance settlement principles can be found in the attached documents, which are public annexes of Baltic TSOs’ Agreement on the operation and settlement of the Baltic coordinated balancing area: 

• “Baltic balancing market rules” (link);

• “Baltic CoBA imbalance settlement rules” (link);

• “Used definitions and abbreviations” (link). 

The Baltic TSOs would like to inform that Baltic national regulatory authorities have expressed support to the implementation of the common Baltic balancing market. However due to relevant upcoming amendments in national laws and regulations, and different public consultation processes in each Baltic State, the attached documents are subject of the final approval and might be adjusted during December 2017 as a result of the national implementation processes. 

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