ACER and ENTSOG published yesterday the last Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (CAM) Roadmap. This document primarily updates on the progress on pilot projects and gives a compliance analysis on the capacity booking platforms, but also reviews other CAM-related issues.
Since 1 November 2015, the Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (NC CAM) is applicable. National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and booking platforms had initiated an early implementation process of the CAM Roadmap to ensure timely compliance with the code.
Among the findings of the report, TSOs are at the moment, incompliant with the code at six interconnection points, either because they did not decide to join any booking platform, or because they did not agree on auctioning bundled capacity at shared IPs on the same single platform.
The report includes an analysis of the compliance of the booking platform operators, PRISMA, GSA and RBP with the NC CAM, using the results from a consultancy study. The actual evolution of the TSOs’ and booking platforms’ compliance will be analysed in subsequent implementation monitoring reports of ACER planned for 2016.
The report also contains a section on CAM-related issues, which still represent interpretative and implementation challenge, like voluntary bundling of existing capacity contracts, harmonization of capacity contracts, capacity calculation and maximization as well as matching.
The CAM Roadmap also presents pilot projects for the allocation of capacity according to the allocation mechanisms designed by NC CAM. These pilot projects were undertaken by TSOs and booking platform operators in 2015.
Finally, the report updates the NC CAM IP Scope list, a full list of interconnection points to which NC CAM applies.
You can access the Roadmap here.
You can access the NC CAM here.