Public consultation on the proposal of review of the Terms and Conditions applicable to providers of restoration service (T&C RSP) and Procurement process for Restoration Services


Elia is organising a public consultation on Public consultation on the proposal of review of the Terms and Conditions applicable to providers of restoration service (T&C RSP) as well as the first version of the procurement process for the restoration services.


Review of the Terms and Conditions applicable to providers of restoration service (T&C RSP)

In accordance with Article 7 of the European Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 of 24 November 2017 establishing a grid code for emergency and restoration of the electricity grid (E&R NC), Elia is conducting a formal public consultation on the proposed changes to the specific terms and conditions of the standard contract for restoration service providers.

The revision of the specific conditions of the T&C RSP follows CREG's decision (B) 2049 of March 5, 2020 approving the T&C currently in force. In this decision, the CREG indicates that the current T&C are applicable until the end of 2023 and that a new version must be submitted for approval for the contractual period starting in 2024.

The changes to the T&C RSP are mainly related to keeping the consistency between the T&C and a new regulated document describing, on the one hand, the proposed procurement procedure and, on the other hand, the change in the remuneration structure. These T&C will be used for the next tender for the procurement of restoration services for the period 2024-2026.

In a second phase, Elia plans a further revision to incorporate the changes in the aforementioned decision for the contract period starting in 2027.

The T&C RSP contains a "General Conditions" section. These General Conditions were the subject of a public consultation in November 2021 , common to all ancillary services, and were submitted to CREG for approval in March 2022. The current public consultation concerns only the changes to the Specific Conditions of the T&C RSP.

Procurement process for restoration services

In application of Article 8 §1/1 of the Electricity Law, Elia is also submitting a proposal for the procurement process for providers of restoration services for public consultation. This proposal includes the provisions currently included in the bidding instructions in tenders organized by Elia.

To support the consultation, Elia is also providing a justification note explaining the main changes Elia is making to the design of the restoration services.

Consultation period

Elia invites all stakeholders to submit any comments and suggestions they may have on the document submitted for consultation.

The consultation period runs from tenth of March to the tenth of April 2023 .

After the consultation period, Elia collects all comments and feedback from the market parties. Elia will analyse these comments and integrate them into a consultation report together with Elia’s responses. In addition to the consultation report, Elia will publish the reactions of the market parties (including names) on the website, unless it is explicitly stated that the contribution is to be considered confidential.

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