Draft Guidelines of Good Practice for Operational Security
On 17 April 2008, ERGEG launched a public consultation on Draft Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) for Operational Security. The draft GGP address the commonly required provisions and contents of the operational security rules at the “meta level”, i.e. describing what needs to be defined and coordinated, but not the actual definition of the technical rules themselves. These Guidelines are intended to serve as the basis for the future EU-wide framework supporting the technical rules and codes of the EU synchronous areas.
ERGEG invites stakeholders to comment on the general issues raised in the Guidelines, including:
the objectives and necessary contents of the regulatory framework for operational security of the EU transmission networks and synchronous areas;
the applicability and intended audience(s) for such a framework;
the relationship between the EU-wide framework and the grid codes and operational security rules of the individual Member States and/or control areas;
derogation and change management procedures;
enforcement and supervision/monitoring.
In addition, the draft GGP set out common provisions on the:
roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders and market players;
organisational framework for technical rules and codes for synchronous power system operation;
technical framework for operational security including security criteria aspects, network operational planning and real-time operation aspects, etc.;
training and certification provisions for the TSO staff.
Following the public consultation period, ERGEG will publish all comments received from stakeholders. If a respondent would like ERGEG to treat their contribution with confidentiality then this must be explicitly mentioned in their submission. All comments should be submitted by Wednesday11th June 2008 and should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions on this document should in the first instance be directed to: