This RTE webpage provides
- Learning resources on the participation of demand response in the balancing mechanism and the NEBEF mechanism.
- an FAQ.
Set of rules for technical approval
Technical approval is required to sell demand response on:
- the NEBEF mechanism as a demand response aggregator,
- the balancing mechanism as a balancing service provider.
Technical Approval is granted by RTE and declares the capacity of the demand response aggregator or balancing service provider, to technically implement electricity load reductions. It certifies that:
- the checks required have been carried out,
- that these checks have confirmed that the demand response aggregator/balancing service provider’s load reductions are implemented by means of a specific chain of command,
- that this chain of command is compliant with the expected specifications,
- and that the demand response aggregator/balancing service provider is able to monitor its electricity load reductions.
simplification of obtaining approval,
change in the terms of renewal.
NEBEF mechanism - Channels and content of operational exchanges
In the framework of the NEBEF mechanism, various data are exchanged between the demand response aggregator and RTE.
To provide you with a guide to the terms and conditions, RTE has published a summary of channels and operational exchanges under the NEBEF mechanism to:
declare a perimeter,
request the approval of a site, submit demand forecasts, declare unavailabilities,
declare load reductions,
load reductions checks,
Answers to frequently asked questions
For any additional information, please contact your account manager or firstname.lastname@example.org