Security Coordination Centre SCC Ltd. Belgrade was founded as a regional company in 2015 and the main objective is to fully develop necessary RSC services defined by ENTSO-E’s Policy Paper “Future TSO Coordination for Europe” and by “Multilateral Agreement on Participation in Regional Security Coordination Initiatives” (RSCI MLA) in order to fulfil operational planning standards which are defined by European Network Codes/Guidelines (NC/GL).
SCC Ltd. is a modernly organized, efficient company, with applied advanced technologies and qualified professional staff, and as such represents the key actor in enabling Transmission System Operator’s (TSOs) coordination in South East Europe to tackle the new challenges in operational planning processes. SCC is one of the six Regional Security Coordinators (RSCs), regional companies that are owned by their service users, the TSOs.
RSCs and TSOs are partners and collaborators on the same task of ensuring the highest security of electricity supply standards in Europe. Besides that, RSCs are key actors for enabling TSOs’ coordination in Europe and should encourage mutual cooperation. Having this in mind, SCC tends to continually improve existing functionalities and to develop the new ones in order to fulfil its RSC service in an efficient way. Final goal of SCC is to achieve resources savings for TSOs and to increase quality of coordination among them, thus increasing system security.
SEleNe CC was established on 22 May 2020 as a Regional Security Coordinator (RSC) in Southeast Europe with the participation of the Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of Bulgaria (ESO-EAD), Greece (IPTO), Italy (TERNA) and Romania (Transelectrica), with the headquarters to be located in Thessaloniki (Greece). From 1 July 2022, SEleNe CC was upgraded to a Regional Coordination Center (RCC) in compliance with the European Commission Regulations and the Clean Energy Package. In its current form, the shareholders of the company are the TSOs of Bulgaria (ESO-EAD), Greece (IPTO), and Italy (TERNA), since Romania (Transelsctrica) joined the CORE System Operation Region. The growing need to ensure a strong coordination among TSOs in order to meet the goal for a green, secure, and sustainable electrical grid resulted to the establishment of the RCCs. In this context, SEleNe CC as an RCC aims to strengthen regional coordination among TSOs in order to: (a) increase efficiency in system operation, (b) minimize risks of wide area events, such as brownouts or blackouts, and (c) contribute to reduced electricity costs via maximizing the availability of transmission capacity to market participants. In performing their tasks, RCCs also contribute to the achievement of the 2030 and 2050 objectives set by the climate and energy policy frameworks, particularly those related to fostering security of supply and efficiency, as well as increasing the electrification of the energy sector.