ENTSO-E investigates the causes that led to the separation of the European network

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The European Association of Transport and System Operators in Europe (ENTSO-E) published the first conclusions following the preliminary analysis of the event produced at European level on January 8, 2021 and which had an impact on the northwestern part of Romania.

Thus, ENTSO-E is conducting a thorough investigation in order to clarify the conditions and causes that led to the occurrence of this event in the interconnected electricity transmission network. A final report is to be submitted as soon as a complete radiograph of the incident is made, in accordance with European regulations and norms, according to a Transelectrica press release.

The investigation follows the legal framework under Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 of 2 August 2017 establishing a guideline for the operation of the electricity transmission system by which national regulators and ACER are invited to join TSOs in within the investigation group.

“In the situation of January 8, 2021, the specialists from Transelectrica – both from the National Energy Dispatcher and from the territory – acted with professionalism and promptness to stabilize the system and restore the national electricity transmission network to normal operating conditions in short time,” said Cătălin Niţu, the president of the Board of Directors of CNTEE Transelectrica SA.

“Such an investigation involves analyzing a huge amount of information extracted from process management systems, protection and automation systems, both our own and also of electricity producers and distribution operators, as well as from all stations from all sectors, with the view of specialists of many sectors. The conclusions of such an investigation will lead to the implementation of measures to strengthen the European network and to prevent such incidents in the future,” Niţu added.

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