ACER consultation on Core Capacity Calculation methodology

04.12.2018

Complex issues require precise phrasing. Therefore the new public consultation of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) is called: “Public Consultation on the amendments of the proposal for common capacity calculation methodology for the Core region”. The consultation has opened on 4 December and will be accessible until midnight on Christmas Eve. Invited to participate are all interested stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, nominated electricity market operators (NEMOs) and transmission system operators (TSOs).

What exactly is the objective of the survey? The Capacity Calculation Methodology (CCM) quantifies the electrical capacity that can be offered across borders to the day-ahead and intraday markets. The Core CCM is valid within the Core Capacity Calculation Region (CCR), which comprises Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The TSOs from the Core CCR – among them are the twelve TSCNET shareholders 50Hertz, Amprion, APG, ČEPS, ELES, HOPS, MAVIR, PSE, SEPS, TenneT, Transelectrica and TransnetBW – have conceived and proposed amendments to the Core CCM.

The competent regulatory authorities of the Core CCR have not yet approved the TSO proposal and asked ACER to decide on whether the modified Core CCM complies with the European Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM) Regulation. Interested parties are invited to provide feedback on the consultation questions concerning the relevant aspects of the Core CCM.

ACER launches public consultation on the compliance of the Core CCM proposed by the Core TSOs with the European CACM Regulation

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> See ACER press release (html)
> Direct access to consultation (html)

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Acer decision on fallback procedures for Core CCR

09.10.2018

In March 2018, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) was asked by the competent regulatory authorities to decide on the amended proposal of the transmission system operators (TSOs) from the Core Capacity Calculation Region (CCR) regarding the Core CCR fallback procedures. In the following August, ACER invited all interested stakeholders to share their views on the issue in a public consultation. After evaluating the survey, ACER has now published its decision on revisions to the methodology for fallback procedures.

The Core CCR consists of sixteen Central European TSOs, twelve of which are TSCNET shareholders: APG (Austria), ČEPS (Czechia), ELES (Slovenia), HOPS (Croatia), MAVIR (Hungary), PSE (Poland), SEPS (Slovakia), Transelectrica (Romania), the Dutch-German TSO TenneT, and the three further TSOs from Germany 50Hertz, Amprion, and TransnetBW. ACER’s decision introduces minimal changes to fallback procedures in order to improve legal clarity and enforceability. Most importantly, instead of five different shadow allocation rules, only a single set of rules is adopted by the Agency, which specifies in its decision to which bidding zone borders these rules apply.

ACER has published its decision on the improvement of the fallback procedures proposed by the TSOs of the Core CCR

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> See ACER press release (html, with access to decision and consultation results)

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ACER consultation on fallback procedures

02.08.2018

The relevant regulatory authorities have asked the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to review the fallback procedures in the Core Capacity Calculation Region (CCR) with regard to the European Regulation on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM). The Core CCR consists of sixteen central European transmission system operators (TSOs), eleven of which are TSCNET shareholders: APG (Austria), ČEPS (Czechia), ELES (Slovenia), HOPS (Croatia), MAVIR (Hungary), PSE (Poland), SEPS (Slovakia), the Dutch-German TSO TenneT, and the three further TSOs from Germany, 50Hertz, Amprion, and TransnetBW.

The Core TSOs prepared an amended proposal for the CCR fallback procedures. ACER now has been given the task of verifying that this proposal complies with the respective guideline on CACM Regulation of the European Union. Since ACER has to adopt a profound decision on this matter, the Agency takes interest in the comments from different parties on some elements of the amended proposal in order to substantiate this decision. The related public consultation is open til 24 August and all interested stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, nominated electricity market operators and TSOs, are invited to submit their comments.

ACER opens public consultation on the compliance of the fallback procedures proposed by the TSOs of the Core CCR with the CACM Regulation.

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> See ACER press release (html, with access to consultation document)

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CCM proposal for the Baltic CCR

23.08.2017

The Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM) Regulation of the European Union lays down “detailed guidelines on cross-zonal capacity allocation and congestion management in the day-ahead and intraday markets”. Together with the five other transmission system operators (TSOs) of the Baltic Capacity Calculation Region (CCR), TSC member PSE, the Polish TSO, has launched a public consultation via ENTSO-E on the common proposal for Capacity Calculation Methodology (CCM) for the Baltic CCR in accordance with Article 20 of the Regulation. The proposal covers both the day-ahead and intraday timeframes . The consultation is open until the 11th of September 2017.

> See PSE press release (html)

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German TSOs on implementing GLDPM

12.02.2017

The Generation and Load Data Provision Methodology (GLDPM) of the European transmission system operators (TSOs) is a key element for meeting the EU-specifications on capacity calculation and for implementing the Common Grid Model which is part of the EU Commission regulation on Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management (CACM guideline, Commision Regulation 2015/1222). The purpose of GLDPM is to establish a uniform and standardised method of collecting production and load data of the amount of electricity traded on the day ahead and intraday markets.

After the competent national regulatory authorities had approved the GLDPM without modifications in January, the four German TSOs and TSC members 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT, and TransnetBW introduced their suggestions for the implementation of the GLDPM in Germany on 10 February. All parties concerned are invited to comment on the TSO suggestions until 7 April. With this consultation, the four TSOs are striving for the most efficient implementation of the GLDPM in close cooperation with the affected market participants. In the course of two workshops on 26 April and 27 April respectively, the German operators will present their joint assessment of the comments. The legal deadline for the full implementation of the GLDPM is 11 January 2018.

> Open joint press release on GLDPM, in German (pdf, 114kb)

Picture: Screenshot taken from video “EU Common Grid Model” (ENTSO-E, YouTube)

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