4.1.2021

ACER decides on Methodology for the Use of Congestion Income when allocating electricity cross-border capacity

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What is it about?

​​The Agency published today its Decision on the Methodology for the Use of Congestion Income​, which represents the congestion revenue transmission system operators (TSOs) collect when allocating electricity cross-border capacity. The Decision has been taken in accordance with the EU Regulation on the internal market for electricity and approves the TSOs' proposed methodology submitted to ACER on 3 July 2020.

The methodology provides the following elements:

  • It sets the conditions under which congestion income resulting from the allocation of cross-border capacity may be used according with the EU Regulation on the internal market for electricity.

  • It sets the conditions under which congestion income may be placed on a separate internal account line for future use for those purposes, the process of the congestion income allocation and details on handling the separate internal account line.

  • It determines for how long congestion income may be placed on such an internal accoun​t line.

In the Agency's view, the submitted proposed methodology duly meets the procedural and substantive requirements laid down in the EU Regulation, and therefore deemed appropriate to approve it.

Read the ACER Decision 38-2020.