PC_2022_G_06 - Public consultation on the FUNC issue: how to ensure greater flexibility to book firm capacity at interconnection points
On 27 June 2022, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) hosted a workshop to discuss possible solutions to address the FUNC issue: how to ensure greater flexibility to book firm capacity at interconnection points. Additionally, the urgency of making a change in capacity allocation was also discussed.
Why we are consulting
To inform its decision making process, ACER and ENTSOG are now opening a public consultation to continue the collection of more detailed inputs from stakeholders. Feedback on how to assess the:
potential costs and benefits of the proposed solutions,
examples demonstrating how a change would benefit the market and
assessment of how a more optimal capacity allocation can address the current gas market challenges would be particularly welcome.
The public consultation ran from 1 July to 18 August 2022.
Evaluation of responses
The inputs gathered during the workshop and the public consultation assisted ACER and ENTSOG in proposing a solution to address the FUNC issue.