Towards the European Energy Union
In February 2015, the European Union made the first proposal for a European Energy Union with the adoption of “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”. The aim of the energy union is to ensure secure, affordable and climate friendly energy across all EU member states. By doing so, it aims to create investments, jobs and a better climate for the future.
In response to the Energy Union, ENTSO-E (the European Network of Transmission System Operators) published the ENTSO-E Vision – The Energy Union Ahead. The ENTSO-E Vision was manifested in a Vision Package, which includes four executive papers of which one of them deals with regionalization in the electricity sector: Where the Energy Union Starts: Regions.
The establishment of Regional Security Coordinators (RSCs) are part of this ambitious ENTSO-E paper. It describes the need and use for the RSCs in working towards the Energy Union. The document furthermore describes the importance of developing the five core services that the ENTSO-E described in their document Future TSO Coordination for Europe Policy Paper.
There are five Regional Security Coordination (RSC) centers across Europe:
- Nordic RSC based in Copenhagen
- TSCNET Services based in Munich
- Coreso based in Brussels
- SCC based in Serbia
- Baltic RSC served from the three national control centres
See more about the European RSCs on ENTSO-E’s website.
The Conference on Electricity Security Coordination (ElSeC)
On 24 November 2020 the fourth RSC conference took place as a digital event hosted by the Baltic RSC. The topic was Securing future power systems with digital cooperation and more information can be found on the conference' website.
On 8 October 2019 the third European regional security coordination conference took place in Copenhagen hosted by the Nordic RSC.
On 16 October 2018 the second European regional security coordination conference will be held in Brussels organized by Coreso and ENTSO-E. Agenda and practical information can be found on the Power Coordination Europe conference website.
On 17 October 2017 the first European regional security coordination conference was held in Munich organized by TSCNET and ENTSO-E. All presentations of the day were recorded and can be seen on the TSCNET website.