18.5.2022

ACER to decide on the Swedish TSO’s request for derogation from 70% requirement

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ACER to decide on the Swedish TSO’s request for derogation from 70% requirement

What is it about?

The Swedish regulatory authority (Ei) received an application from the Swedish Transmission System Operator (TSO) Svenska kraftnät (SvK) for a derogation from the minimum capacity available for cross-zonal trade (‘70% requirement’) for multiple electricity interconnections for the year 2022.

Ei decided to reject the part of SvK's derogation request concerning the interconnectors between the bidding zones: Denmark 2 – Sweden 4, Germany & Luxembourg – Sweden 4, Poland – Sweden 4 and Lithuania - Sweden 4, as well as for the internal Swedish bidding zone borders SE3-SE4 and SE2-SE3.

Ei decided that SvK should be granted a derogation for the interconnectors between the bidding zones Finland – Sweden 3 (FI - SE3) and Denmark 1 – Sweden 3 (DK1 - SE3) bidding zones for the year 2022.

The Finnish Energy Regulatory Authority (EV) and the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority (DUR) opposed granting the derogations to SvK.

The question of derogation must therefore, in accordance with Article 16 (9) of the Electricity Market Regulation, be submitted to ACER.

What are the next steps?

ACER invites interested stakeholders to submit their views by 30 June 2022 to the email: ACER-ELE-2022-010(at)acer.europa.eu.

Link to: SvK derogation request (EN)

Link to: Ei decision (SE)

Link to: Ei decision (unofficial English translation)

ACER expects to reach its decision by 27 October 2022.

What role has ACER?

ACER’s decision will provide clarity on the application of the Electricity Regulation with regard to the minimum capacity available for cross-zonal trade based on its Article 16(8) and possible derogations pursuant to its Article 16(9). ACER’s decision will impact the effectiveness and integration of the Nordic electricity markets.