PC_2023_E_02 - Public Consultation on the ACER Decisions on proposals for a harmonised cross-zonal capacity allocation methodology and RCCs tasks of sizing and procurement

Policy area
Integration of balancing capacity markets, sharing of reserves, day-ahead electricity market, allocation of cross-zonal capacity.
Transmission System Operators (TSOs), electricity industry, traders, regulators, governments and other relevant stakeholder in the EU and EEA.

Contact information


On 16 December 2022, transmission system operators (TSOs) submitted to ACER their proposal for the harmonised cross-zonal allocation methodology. In March 2023, ENTSO-E submitted its proposal for the Regional Coordination Centres (RCCs) tasks of sizing and procurement.

ACER’s decisions on these proposals should facilitate the integration of balancing capacity markets, create welfare and lower procurement costs of balancing capacity while ensuring security of supply.

Why we are consulting

ACER will assess the proposals received and revise them where necessary in order to ensure their contribution to market integration, non-discrimination, proper functioning of electricity markets, and their compliance with the Regulation on the internal market for electricity and the electricity balancing guideline.

For taking an informed decision on these proposal, considering their impact on stakeholders, ACER invites interested parties to share their views.

Consultation documents

Next steps

ACER has six months (until 16 June 2023) to decide on the TSOs’ proposal for the harmonised cross-zonal allocation methodology and three months to decide on ENTSO-E’s proposals for the RCCs tasks of sizing and procurement.

ACER will organise a workshop on 19 April 2023 to present the content and questions of this public consultation and to answer to stakeholders’ questions.