DS3 System Services Protocol Consultation

Closeddate_range8 Mar, 2022, 9:00am - 15 Apr, 2022, 11:59pm

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EirGrid and SONI have published a consultation paper on the DS3 System Services Protocol Document. The Protocol document specifies the compliance requirements which a service provider must satisfy before being paid for DS3 System Services. In addition, it specifies the Performance Monitoring procedures to be applied. It also contains operational requirements, specifying minimum standards that Providing Units must meet. 

This consultation paper outlines the proposed amendments to the DS3 System Services Protocol document – Regulated Arrangements, Version 3.0, effective date 1st October 2020 which is available here. The marked up version of the Protocol document which accompanies this consultation is available here. The purpose of the consultation paper is to provide stakeholders with information about our proposals and a guide to the consultation process.

Please upload your submission, preferably structured in line with the specific questions raised in this paper.

Please note your consultation response will be publicly available. You can also submit your response through this consultation portal or via email to DS3@eirgrid.com by 15TH April 2022.


Q1. Do you have any comments on the proposal to reduce the threshold used to determine when to performance monitor FFR, POR, SOR and TOR1?
Q2. : Do you have any comments on the proposal to change the method of assessment for the Ramping Margin products?
Q3. Do you have any comments on the proposals to modify the performance assessment of the POR service?
Q4. Do you have any comments on the minor modifications proposed to sections 5.25 and 5.26?