The transmission systems operators and power exchanges in the central-western Europe and Nordic region hereby report on the status of the extension of the CWE-Nordic Interim Tight Volume Coupling (ITVC) to include the NorNed cable (“step 2”).
As mentioned previously, the testing phases of step 2 including the NorNed cable have been delayed due to the impact of the step 1 launch. Due to technical issues it will not now be possible to complete testing in time for a launch of step 2 before Christmas.
The involved TSOs and PXs together with EMCC are now working to a planned launch date of 11th January. This is subject to the satisfactory completion of testing, and we will come back to you with confirmation of this date no later than 6th January.