Next steps to investigate the incident
ACER and ENTSO-E issue a joint Press Release as the Expert Panel begins its investigation.
ACER and national regulators join ENTSO-E's Expert Panel investigating the electricity system separation of the Continental Europe synchronous area on 8 January 2021.
The Expert Panel will first meet on 4th March 2021.
ENTSO-E's Interim Report is published
The Expert Panel will identify the causes and make recommendations in a Final Report.
On 8 January 2021, the synchronous area of continental Europe's electricity system split into two separate regions resulting in transmission system outages. The re-synchronization of the two regions incident was resolved within an hour.
In accordance with the ENTSO-E's Incident Classification Scale Methodology (ICSM), the incident has been assessed as a Scale 2 (“extensive incident").
For Scale 2 incidents, a detailed report shall be prepared by an Expert Panel (EP) of Transmission System Operators (TSOs). The panel will be led by an expert from a TSO not affected by the incident. Relevant national regulatory authorities (NRAs) and ACER may be involved upon their request.
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