SAFA: common rules
The European Union is pursuing the goal of completely liberalising the European internal electricity market in order to provide end customers (households and companies) with secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy. The prerequisite for efficiently exchanging energy among EU member states is instating binding rules for all parties.
The so-called network codes are decisive for cooperation among the transmission system operators. With the «Synchronous Area Framework Agreement» (SAFA), Continental Europe’s transmission system operators, including Swissgrid, contractually obligated themselves to abide by the network codes as well as the jointly developed implementation rules, which are necessary to ensure operational grid security.