Germany revising its regulatory framework for the secondary and tertiary reserve

Germany is currently revising its regulatory framework with a new framework for the secondary and tertiary reserve to be adopted in 2016. It aims to allow additional actors providing flexibility form renewables,, Demand side management providers and storage providers  easier accede to the reserve markets. A tender on each working day for the secondary reserve will enable actors with small renewable parks, or actors that provide flexibility from production processes a better market access. They could for example better forecast thee capacities they could offer. Also the German government plans to keep the current minimum size of 5 MW for the secondary reserve but to allow offers below 5MW for one offer per secondary reserve product.