European TSOs launch co-operation initiative to enhance grid security
The participating transmission system operators (TSOs) have agreed to start up the TSO System Security Cooperation initiative with the aim to build up a permanent TSO Security Panel (group of security experts) and a common IT platform for data exchange and performing common security assessments. This is expected to help better manage the growing operational needs with special regard to the integration of wind energy, increasing cross-border trading and increasing electricity transport. The tool will provide every participating TSO with assessment results and enable them to perform advanced studies for the identification of remedial actions. It will be used within the day-to-day regional operational planning process of the TSOs starting with day-ahead processes. Mavir, the Hungarian TSO, has also announced its interest to join the initiative in early 2009. The common IT platform will be realized in a joint project in 2009.