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This RTE webpage provides

  • Learning resources on the participation of demand response in the balancing mechanism and the NEBEF mechanism.
  • an FAQ.

Learning resources

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.
The NEBEF 3.2 terms and conditions introduced a new set of rules for technical approval which focus
 
  • simplification of obtaining approval,

  • monitoring,

  • change in the terms of renewal.

Find the information on the set of rules for technical approval of load reductions.

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.

All data exchanges are described in detail in the NEBEF IS Terms and Conditions and the user manual of the NEBEF API.

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,

  • supplier payment.

Answers to frequently asked questions

Find our FAQ.

Contact

For any additional information, please contact your account manager or marketservices@rte-france.com