Frequency containment reserve in the Netherlands


Since the 13th of January 2014 TenneT Netherlands is procuring the required amount of Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) via the German internet platform "". On this platform there is cooperation between several TSOs to procure the required FCR together in a common auction. Since the introduction of the D-2 auction (1-7-2019) there is no separate Dutch auction (PRL_NL) anymore, but the complete required amount FCR is procured via the common auction. The auction algorithm takes into account that at least 30% of the Dutch FCR obligation will be physically delivered in the Netherlands.


All specific information for Dutch Balance Service Providers (BSPs) can be found and downloaded from

Framework agreement

In order to participate in the auction of FCR the supplier must enter into a framework agreement with TenneT NL.


Each production unit that will be used by a supplier for delivering FCR must be prequalified. The prequalification rules (including an overview of the needed information) can be downloaded (


All the questions regarding FCR can be sent to the e-mail address:

Primary control reserve NL