What is capacity allocation?
ACER monitors the effective implementation of the Capacity Allocation Mechanisms Network Code and shares its findings in a dedicated report.
Capacity allocation provides mechanisms to obtain capacity products from transmission system operators. It is usually underpinned with a capacity contract between the network user and the network operator.
Why is capacity allocation important?
Previous capacity allocation methods did not provide equal and transparent access to potential entrants to the capacity markets, hindering competition.
What does ACER say?
Equal and transparent access to transmission capacity in the EU is not a major obstacle anymore. The progressive reduction of the old capacity contracts and their gradual replacement with new ones addressed most of the existing constraints.