4 August 2009, 00:00
Last week TSC launched RAAS, the Real-time Awareness and Alarming System, for Central Europe. RAAS provides a global view of the status of the electricity system in eleven control centres allowing TSOs to better take care of their responsibility. It eases the daily cooperation of European TSOs and enhances overall electrical system security in Central Europe.
Both the tendering for the common TSC IT platform and RAAS are concrete and important outcomes of the close cooperation between Transmission System Operators. This European coordination fosters security of supply in the concerned countries and in whole Europe.
TSO Security Cooperation
Transmission System Operators (TSO) VERBUND - Austrian Power Grid AG, Tiwag Netz, VKW Netz (Austria), swissgrid (Switzerland), EnBW Transportnetze, transpower stromübertragungs gmbh, RWE TSO, VE Transmission (Germany), TenneT TSO (The Netherlands), PSE Operator (Poland) and ČEPS (Czech Republic) launched in December 2008 an initiative to foster regional European cooperation for system security. The involved TSOs agreed to start up a “TSO System Security Cooperation” with the aim to build up a permanent TSO Security Panel (group of security experts) and a common IT platform for data exchange and performing common security assessments.
TSCs main goal is to ensure the overall system security of the European network, an area with 170 million citizens, and is open to the participation of other TSOs.