WHY GOPACS?

GOPACS is an initiative of the Dutch grid operators:

Coteq
Enduris
Enexis
Liander
Rendo
Stedin
TenneT
Westland

The energy transition and economic growth require an electricity grid with more capacity. The Dutch grid operators are working hard on increasing this electricity grid capacity to be able to meet the growing demand. However, this cannot be realised overnight.

Making use of flexibility from the market can contribute to solving (expected) congestion in the electricity grid.

This is why Dutch grid operators collectively started GOPACS. GOPACS is a fully operational system which, in this form, is unique in Europe. GOPACS aims to mitigate congestion in the grid in an efficient way. The collaboration between all the grid operators also prevents an action performed by one grid operator from aggravating another grid operator’s problem.

why gopacs?
foto Maarten Abbenhuis COO TenneT

Maarten Abbenhuis - COO, TenneT

An important means of preventing congestion

"In recent years we have seen the cost of resolving congestion increase significantly. TenneT is increasingly deploying the GOPACS platform, which is an important means of preventing congestion. The purpose of GOPACS is to give more parties with flexibility easy access to a growing market for congestion services. Orders on the GOPACS platform contribute to the most cost-effective solution to congestion and solutions can come from all grid areas, from all thinkable assets and from across the country.”

GOPACS helps to keep the electricity grid reliable

What People are saying about GOPACS

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Rob Oostrom
Owner - Kwekerij Lijntje

"Because of my contribution to solving the congestion problem via GOPACS, I have an extension to get more out of my CHP. This offers me a better return."

David Leo - Engie

David Leo
Head of Short Term Trading - Engie

"We embrace the transparency that GOPACS brings us in various areas: GOPACS clearly indicates where there are network problems and thus where we cannot further fine-tune our power stations. It also clearly indicates which volumes are sought and traded. This transparency benefits competitiveness."

Bernard Wilmet - Powerhouse

Bernard Wilmet
CEO - Powerhouse

"Congestion is an important social problem that is only increasing. That is why we were one of the first to join. Powerhouse is convinced that we can offer a solution to the transport problem with the Gopacs platform and the power of our customers."

Flex available?

Join GOPACS! Participating in GOPACS is interesting for every market party with the ability to influence electricity consumption or the generation of electricity, which can offer this flexibility to trade.

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