ACM APPROVED THE COMMITMENTS OF DUTCH TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR
Dutch competition authority ACM, has accepted the detailed plan of TenneT, the Dutch transmission system operator, consisting of measures to prevent power outages as much as possible since it addresses the Authority’s concerns about the security of supply.
ACM investigated the power outage occurred near the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven on June 17, 2018 and asked TenneT to solve structural problems regarding the grid. In response, TenneT comes out with a broad package of measures as such:
- Employees: further enhancing knowledge and skills, and promoting the sharing of knowledge among employees;
- Processes: further improving the processes with regard to the security of the energy network, such as the further harmonization of test procedures;
- Learning capacity: developing and implementing processes that will increase TenneT’s learning capacity;
- Maintenance: carrying out effective maintenance, such as monitoring the implementation of the maintenance policy;
- Culture: further promoting a compliance culture aimed at compliance with the rules and procedures.
In addition to these, TenneT committed to work on solving power outages more quickly, by making several investments in the grids over the next few years which is the most important one for ACM.
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(ACM - 18.01.2021