ACER extends period for reaching an agreement on AT-IT electricity interconnection’s exemption request
Extension granted for reaching an agreement by 5 February 2021
Following the request from the regulatory authorities of Austria (E-Control) and Italy (ARERA), the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) decided to extend the six-month period for reaching an agreement on the exemption request of Alpe Adria Energia srl on the 220 kV interconnection power line between Somplago and Würmlach.
ACER agrees with the national regulatory authorities that the assessment of the exemption criteria requires complex calculation and modelling by the concerned Transmission System Operators (TSOs) regarding the forecasted cross-zonal capacities.
ACER finds the requested extension for reaching an agreement by 5 February 2021 as reasonable and appropriate to obtain the necessary data from the TSOs and, on that basis, to assess the exemption criteria.