ACER - ENTSOG Workshop on maximisation and efficient use of gas transmission capacities
What is it about?
What is it about?
ACER and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) jointly organise a workshop on maximisation and efficient use of gas transmission capacities.
In response to changing gas supplies in 2022, in particular increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies due to reduced supplies from Russia, gas transmission systems are now being used differently than originally planned. The changed flows have led to congestion in important parts of the European transmission system causing inefficiencies in the market functioning.
With this joint workshop ACER and ENTSOG emphasise the urgency of addressing congestion to ensure the functioning of the European gas markets.
ACER and ENTSOG will share observations on congestion and measures implemented in response to flow changes to maximise the availability and efficient use of transmission capacities.
This workshop also aims to share insights on how capacity has been maximised to deal with changed flows and congestion in the European gas systems and to inform the stakeholders on the status of implementation on more effective use of transmission capacities.
The workshop will be divided in four main sessions and two Q&A sessions:
- Observations on congestion in gas transmission systems during 2022;
- Concrete examples of fully used capacity;
- Steps taken to reroute gas flows since the beginning of the European energy crisis;
- Implementation of Article 14 of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2576 on more effective use of transmission capacities; and
- Interactive Q&A sessions.
What are the next steps?
National Regulatory Authorities have to decide by 31 March on how a more effective use of transmission capacities will be ensured in line with Article 14 of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/2576.
ACER will also publish its annual Report on Congestion in the EU Gas Markets and How It Is Managed by the end of May 2023.