According to provisions for system responsibility in the power system (FoS), Statnett shall define Elspot/Elbas areas (§5) as part of managing:
- Major and long-term operational congestions occurring in the regional and central grid system
- Foreseen energy deficit situations in defined geographical areas.
Due to the planned commissioning of the new 420 kV line between Ørskog and Høyanger in the North-Western part of Norway, a change in the Norwegian Elspot/Elbas area definitions will take place during 2015. The current interface between areas NO3 and NO5 will be moved from the 132 kV double busbar at Åskåra to the 132 kV lines Mel-Fardal and Høyanger-Fardal.
A specific date for the change will be published in a separate message.
Information on production, consumption and hydrology will be released before the adjustment takes place.
Lysaker, 15 May 2013
For further information, please contact Statnett:
Idar Gimmestad, Department manager, National Control center, + 47 23 90 32 89
Hallstein Mæland, Senior engineer, National Control center, + 47 23 90 32 43