The Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center has started its operation in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Greek Minister of Energy Kostas Skrekas said that the launch of operations of the Center marks the beginning of a new era for energy security and cooperation in the region. It is an important step for the alignment of the region with the European policies for energy transition but also the retention of stability of electricity networks, given that more and more RES are added in the European energy mix. The close cooperation of the operators will allow the maximizing of energy transmission between countries and will reinforce transparency in the European energy market, by means of monitoring energy exchanges in southern Europe.
The Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center was established in May 2020 and from July 2021, entered commercial operation with the provision of consulting services to the electricity transmission system operators of Greece (ADMIE), Bulgaria (ESO), Italy (Terna) and Romania (Transelectrica).
Under the European regulatory framework, the Center’s main responsibilities regarding regional network security will be the operational planning security analysis (also known as coordinated security analysis), outage planning coordination, coordinated capacity calculation, short- and very short-term adequacy forecasts and individual and common grid modeling and data set delivery.