ACER calls for improvements to the proposed Lithuanian gas transmission tariffs
What is it about?
ACER publishes today its report on Lithuania’s proposed gas transmission tariffs.
ACER provides recommendations to the Lithuanian national regulatory authority (NRA), VERT, particularly regarding the existing regional networks and the need to enhance transparency on the proposed asset splits.
What is in the report?
ACER assessed the proposed methodology to calculate the gas tariffs, including:
- The treatment of regional networks;
- The tariffs applicable to the transmission service to the Kaliningrad District; and
- The tariffs applicable to the domestic exit to the Achema fertilizer plant.
What are ACER’s main findings?
ACER recommends to the Lithuanian NRA, VERT, to implement improvements:
- On regional networks, ACER recommends that VERT changes the category of regional networks from transmission to distribution.
- On the asset split applicable for the transmission to Kaliningrad, VERT should provide clarity on the criteria used to establish the asset split.
- On the proposed tariff differentiation to the domestic exit point to the Achema fertilizer plant, ACER recommends specifying the criteria on which a consumer, including Achema, could get a different tariff compared to all other regional network exits.