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RTE has selected eight balancing service providers for the provision of manual frequency restoration and replacement reserves in 2022. The cost of contracting has risen in relation to 2021.

Launched on July 23rd, the call for tenders for contracting a part of the manual frequency restoration and replacement reserves required for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2022 led to the selection of eight companies by RTE: Agregio, Alpiq Energie France, EDF, Energy Pool Développement, Engie, Flexcity, Smart Grid Energy and Solvay Energy Services.

The need expressed by RTE (1000MW) has been fully met. The total amount of the contracting is 10.3 M€, with a manual frequency restoration reserve price of 11 k€/MW/year (compared to 8.3 in 2021) and a replacement reserve price of 11.5 k€/MW/year (compared to 7.3 in 2021).

As a reminder, the remaining 500 MW will be contracted through a day-ahead call for tenders, launched on June 1st 2021.

Through this call for tenders, industries, storage facilities and generation units participating in manual frequency restoration and rapid reserves benefit from additional remuneration, in exchange for permanent provision of their balancing capacity (24 hours/day and 7 days/week). Through this means they contribute to the safety of operation and management of the supply-demand balance of the power system.

For more information, see the release on the launch of the call for tenders 2022 or the page dedicated to manual frequency restoration and replacement reserve on the RTE customer service portal. Weekly marginal prices, retained volumes and data relating to anonymous bids are published here.

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September 17, 2021