19.11.2021

Gas tariffs reports: ACER recommends Slovenia to improve the compliance of the proposed gas tariff methodology

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Gas tariffs reports: ACER recommends Slovenia to improve the compliance of the proposed gas tariff methodology

What is it about?

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) publishes today its second report on the implementation of the EU Network Code on Harmonised Transmission Tariff Structures for Gas in Slovenia. In the report, ACER recommends that the Slovenian national regulatory authority for energy (NRA) improves the compliance of the reference price methodology with the requirements of the Tariff Network Code, including on transparency and on the choice of the cost drivers used to derive tariffs for all points of the network.

In addition, the Agency recommends that the NRA provides a clarification on the Transmission System Operator (TSO) revenue to be recovered through tariffs and on the reconciliation of past under-recoveries. This should improve transparency on the revenue to be recovered by the TSO and predictability on the calculation of future tariffs.

The recommendations made by the Agency aim at ensuring several requirements laid out in the Network Code, which relate to transparency, cost reflectivity and to preventing undue cross-subsidisation when setting transmission tariffs. These rules contribute to market integration, enhancing security of supply and promoting the interconnection between gas networks.

The Slovenian NRA shall take a motivated decision by 23 January 2022.

Access the report.

Find out more and access all ACER reports on national tariff consultation documents.