PC_2021_E_06 Public consultation on long-term capacity calculation methodology for the Core region

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​​​​​On 30 April 2021, ACER received a request by the Core National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to adopt a decision on the Core TSOs Proposal of the Long Term Capacity Calculation methodology (LT CCM) pursuant to Article 4(10) of the Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA) Regulation.

The Core region comprises of 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Long‐term cross border capacity calculation promotes effective long‐term cross‐zonal trade. By calculating reliable capacities and making them available to market participants at an early stage, long-term capacity calculation allows for long‐term planning and provides hedging opportunities.

The long-term capacity calculation methodology for the Core region shall cover yearly and monthly capacity calculation processes, by applying the flow-based approach.

ACER is launching this public consultation on proposed amendments to the Core LT CCM with the objective to gather views and information from all stakeholders. Inputs received from the consultation will inform ACER in preparing the final decision and methodology, due 3rd November 2021.

All interested parties are invited to submit their input to the consultation by 31st July 2021, 23:59 hrs (CET)Enter the Public Consultation​.​

Next steps:

ACER is also organising a wo​rkshop on 9th July with the purpose of introducing proposed amendments and assist stakeholders in providing feedback to the public consultation. Stakeholders can register for the workshop here.

Consultation documents

Evaluation of responses and responses