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Market rules and technical codes

DNV GL is one of the world’s leading consulting companies in developing technical and commercial rules for open access to networks

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Market rules and technical codes

Despite a large variety of solutions in different countries and markets, the role of technical and commercial codes as interface documents in an unbundled industry is universal. They are fundamental for providing non-discriminatory access to networks and pipelines, while ensuring safe, efficient and reliable operations.

DNV GL is one of the world’s leading consulting companies in developing technical and commercial rules for open access to networks. Starting with the development of the first England & Wales Grid Code in 1990, our consultants have provided expert assistance in a large number of countries, including for instance many European countries, most U.S. markets and various other countries in Central and South East Asia or Australia.

DNV GL also provides expert advice to market participants on the development and/or implications of technical codes and market rules within deregulated markets. Based on our expert knowledge of system and planning and of operations, we are able to transform these rules into detailed technical requirements and specifications for network and system operators, generators or any other type of system user.

Our services on technical and commercial rules for open access include:

  • developing technical codes, e.g. Grid, Distribution, Metering or Network Codes
  • developing commercial market rules for wholesale and balancing markets, settlement structures as well as power pooling rules and arrangements
  • operational manuals for system and market operators.