Glossary

Regulation electricity (RE)

Regulating electricity (RE) is electricity used to maintain the balance between the production and consumption of electricity in the power system. This type of electricity is deployed in the event of deviations, when it is necessary to immediately increase or decrease the amount of supplied energy to ensure the stability of the electrical grid.

Regulation electricity can be positive or negative. Positive regulation electricity balances positive system deviations (i.e. excess electricity in the power grid) and requires an increase in electricity production from energy sources or a decrease in consumption on the part of customers. Negative regulation electricity compensates for negative deviations in the system (i.e. a lack of electricity in the power grid), and necessitates a reduction by producers or an increase in consumption by consumers.