Connection of NJZ to the electrification system of the Slovak Republic
In 2021, the process of connecting NJZ to the electricity system of the Slovak Republic was aimed at obtaining positive opinions of the operators of the transmission and distribution system for the issuance of a “new” Certificate of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for NJZ. The validity of the current MH SR Certificate ended even before its application in the permitting process, at the end of 2021. On the basis of JESS applications and documents, in the first half of 2021, both operators issued positive opinions on the method and conditions of connecting NJZ to the electricity system. In both opinions, the conditions for connecting to the NJZ were updated and specified.
As the international interconnections of the electricity systems of Slovakia and Hungary were put into operation in 2021, one of the key conditions of the transmission system operator was fulfilled. Among the fundamental conditions for the future period, there remains the requirement to ensure sufficient regulatory power required for reliable operation of the electricity system after the connection of the NJZ. Currently, this issue is very relevant due to the creation of a common market for regulating electricity within the whole of Europe. In 2022, new rules and measures on the regulated electricity market will come into effect, which in the following period may significantly affect the availability of regulated power in Slovakia as well. For this reason, the JESS company will also pay adequate attention to this request of the transmission system operator in the future.
At the same time, an application for the issuance of a “new” Certificate of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for NJZ was prepared and consulted with. The application was supplemented with the opinions of all affected entities and submitted to the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic at the end of 2021. The “new” Certificate for NJZ is expected to be issued in early 2022.