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International Cooperation
 

The International Cooperation is an essential attribute of responsible fulfillment the company´s activity subject at Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s. (SEPS). We put the accent mainly on activities in international organizations which are represented by Transmission System Operators (TSOs). Our highly-skilled experts represent SEPS in various bodies and working groups of international organizations both at pan-European and regional level. The International Cooperation activities are as follows:

  • in cooperation and coordination with European TSOs we participate in decision processes of creation the EU energy legislative and energy policy;
  • by mutual effort with the European TSOs, mainly within the Central-East Europe (CEE) region we help to create the internal EU electricity market and application of common rules for this market;
  • we harmonize the modernization and development of Slovak transmission system along with the European grid of transmission systems;
  • we take over the best work experiences of similar foreign companies to our background and keep away from repeating the others´ mistakes;
  • we motivate our employees to perceive their own responsibility for Slovak transmission system in context with the responsibility for reliable and secure European grid of transmission systems;
  • through the activities in international organizations we strengthen our postion at internal EU market.

ENTSO-E

ENTSO-E is European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. Founded by the Decision of European Parliament and European Council on December 19, 2008 in Brussels, ENTSO-E is an international association that unites 41 European TSOs companies from 34 countries. SEPS belongs to founding members of ENTSO-E. The establishment of ENTSO-E stands for streamlining the communication between EU bodies and TSOs companies.

The ENTSO-E task is to promote the reliable operation, optimal management and sound technical evolution of the European electricity transmission system in order to ensure security of supply and to meet the needs of the European Internal Energy Market.

  • ENTSO-E Articles of Association.
  • Internal Regulations
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    8TSO CEE
    8TSO CEE - is regional platform of eight TSOs within the CEE region, established in 2004. It consists of following eight TSOs from seven countries:
    50Hertz Transmission GmbH Germany
    TenneT TSO GmbH Germany
    Austrian Power Grid AG Austria
    ELES, Ltd. Slovenia
    MAVIR Hungary
    ČEPS, a.s. Czech Republic
    PSE Poland
    Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s. Slovak Republic
     
    EURELECTRIC

    EURELECTRIC (The Union of the Electricity Industry) - is an association of 30 full members from 32 european countries formed in 1999, representing common interests of the European electricity industry. Its mission is to contribute to the development and competitiveness of the electricity industry and to promote the role of electricity in the advancement of society. Concurrently it supports the process of market liberalisation and helps to create a pan-European energy market.

     
    4MC

    On 19 November 2014 the CZ-SK-HU-RO Market Coupling was successfully launched, integrating the Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian day-ahead electricity markets and replacing CZ-SK-HU Market Coupling.

    The project started in August 2013 with the aim to extend the CZ-SK-HU Market Coupling towards Romania and to implement the PCR (Price Coupling of Regions) solution. Transmission system operators (ČEPS, SEPS, MAVIR and Transelectrica) together with power exchanges (OTE, OKTE, HUPX and OPCOM) supported by national energy regulators (ERÚ, ÚRSO, MEKH and ANRE) collaborated within the project in order to develop and implement all necessary solutions which ensure technical and procedural compatibility of 4M MC with the target European solution which is already implemented in other coupled European regions. Market coupling allows higher efficiency of trading and capacity allocation, which should lead to higher security of supply, higher liquidity and lower price volatility.

     
    JAO

    The JAO (Joint Allocation Office)The JAO (Joint Allocation Office) is a joint service company of twenty Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from seventeen countries, SEPS including. It will mainly perform the yearly, monthly and daily auctions of transmission rights on 27 borders in Europe.

    The new allocation platform was established on 1 September 2015 in Luxembourg. The JAO constitutes a merger of CAO Central Allocation Office GmbH located in Germany and CASC.EU S.A. located in Luxembourg. JAO will initially perform auctions for the 2016 annual transmission rights. After the merger, both offices will run in parallel until the end of 2015 to ensure uninterrupted operation of the monthly and daily auctions on all borders concerned. All operations will be fully transferred to JAO Luxembourg in the first quarter of 2016.

    The JAO increases the efficiency and transparency of the electricity market in Europe by becoming the single point of contact for market participants, creating a liquid and almost Europe-wide platform for transmission rights allocation.