How OPC and STA tools enhance the coordination between the 42 members of ENTSO-E

Free webinar


This webinar will present the OPC and STA tools implemented by ENTSO-E through a platform designed and developed by RTE international and Unicorn.

The large-scale development of renewable energies and interconnections is making the European electricity network more complex. To manage this increasing complexity, the European grid codes have planned coordinated services between Transmission System Operators. Thanks to these tools facilitating coordination among the 42 ENTSO-E members, Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are now operating the grid in a more flexible and coordinated way, as required by European regulations.


Outage Planning Coordination (OPC) and Short-Term Adequacy (STA) are two of the five services provided by Transmission System Operators (TSO) and Regional Security Coordinators (RSC).

The European Commission’s Regulation on the operation of electricity transmission networks requires RSCs and TSOs to offer these services to enhance the security of the European electricity system.

The consortium between RTE international and Unicorn has deployed these tools to facilitate coordination among the 42 ENTSO-E members. The Outage Planning Coordination Tool (OPC) harmonises the European planning process for outages for the maintenance of different electricity infrastructure. The Short-Term Adequacy tool (STA) ensures security of supply at European level on a weekly basis. The STA platform first ensures that all input data is of high quality and is shared in a timely manner. On this basis, it then produces adequacy studies for the coming week, combining a deterministic and a probabilistic approach. Both tools are deployed via Let’s Coordinate, which provides a high-level notification and coordination layer.

The implementation of these pan-European IT tools has involved continuous commitment and work from the whole TSO community: TSOs, RSCs and ENTSO-E.

Key information

When? Tuesday 27th April at 15:00 CET
Duration1 hour

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  • The OPC and STA Processes
  • The overall IT framework
  • The open-source approach
  • A brief demonstration of the tool


Ricardo Dupont Ferreira

Ricardo Dupont Ferreira

IT Project Lead, ENTSO-E

Ricardo Dupont Ferreira is an engineer, who has been working in the utilities industry in France, Belgium and Australia for almost 15 years. He joined ENTSO-E three years ago and has been running the OPC and STA project since then, from the specification phase to the commissioning. He will discuss how the project has progressed, the services provided and the next steps to be taken.

César Clause

César Clause

Director, Digital Solutions, RTE international

César Clause is responsible for large-scale European digital projects within RTE international. He is currently contributing to the construction of the future rules and operational procedures that will be put in place in ENTSO-E countries. This experience enables him to have a wider vision of the practices of the different TSO’s pratices in Europe.