Incremental capacity process
Regulation (EU) 2017/459 will enter onto force by 6 April 2017. Gasunie Transport Services will implement the incremental capacity requirements as stated in article 22 through 31 in the regulation.
Purpose of this regulation is to harmonize the incremental capacity process. Immediately after the start of the annual yearly capacity auction at least in each odd-numbered year, transmission system operators (TSO’s) shall cooperate in the processes of assessing market demand for incremental capacity and of conducting technical studies for incremental capacity projects for their joint interconnection points. The first demand assessment shall be conducted in 2017 as from the entry into force of this regulation.
The main steps in the incremental capacity process are:
- Indicative demand assessment
This is the non binding demand assessment phase where market parties can submit there capacity demand to the TSO’s by filling out a demand indication form. In consultation with the other TSO’s it will be decided whether the submitted demand indications allow the TSO’s to offer incremental capacity in the auction and to start of the next phase of the process
- Design phase
During this phase the TSO’s will decide on the appropriate technical measures and assess the financial consequences of these measures. The TSO’s will define projects to realize the required incremental capacity. After consultation of the market parties the TSO’s will decide upon the final project proposals.
- Approval of the project proposals
The project proposals will be submitted to the national regulatory authorities for approval.
- Binding demand assessment
he approved incremental capacity demand will be offered in the auction. The auction results, binding capacity demand, will be used as input for the economic test. The result of the economic test defines whether or not the proposed projects will indeed be realized.
- Realization of the proposed projects that passed the economic test
The incremental capacity process will start on Thursday 6 April 2017 with the indicative demand assessment. Market parties can download a demand indication (DI) form from our website and can fill out and submit this form within 8 weeks to GTS. Deadline for submission of the DI form is 1 June 2017. Not later than 8 weeks after this deadline, 27 July 2017, GTS will publish a report on the market demand assessment on their website. Based on this report it will be decided whether or not the design phase of the incremental capacity process will start.
|Demand Indication Incremental capacity||409 kB||07 Apr 2017|
As required in Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (NC CAM) which entered into force on 6 April 2017, GTS has performed a market demand assessment to gain insight in the need for additional capacity demand from market parties at the interconnection points.
|Demand assesment NCG||137 kB||27 Jul 2017|
|Demand assesment TTF ZTP||392 kB||27 Jul 2017|
|Demand assesment TTF ZTPL||397 kB||27 Jul 2017|
|Demand assesment TTF BBL||124 kB||27 Jul 2017|
|Demand assesment TTF GASPOOL||704 kB||27 Jul 2017|
As required in Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (NC CAM) which entered into force on 6 April 2017, GTS has performed a market demand assessment between April and July 2017 to gain insight in the need for additional capacity demand from market parties at the interconnection points. The results of the demand assessment have been translated into concrete proposals to increase capacity. Today we published the documents that contain these proposals as part of the formal consultation that will end 19 December 2017. The additional capacity based on the outcome of this consultation and approval of the regulators, will be offered in the 2019 annual yearly capacity auction at Prisma.
|Consultation Gaspool-TTF final||367 kB||19 Oct 2017|
|Appendix I Supp Terms and Conditions INC NC CAM Gaspool||78 kB||14 Mar 2019|
|Appendix II Draft Add conditions INC process GTS||56 kB||14 Mar 2019|
|Calculation Gaspool level I||21 kB||19 Oct 2017|
|Calculation Gaspool level II||21 kB||19 Oct 2017|
Based on the demand indication and the consultation, GTS and Gasunie Deutschland and GASCADE, have written two coördinated project proposals (one for Germany, one for the Netherlands) for the incremental capacity process 2017. These are submitted to BundesNetzAgentur and Autoriteit Consument & Markt on 15 February 2019. The national regulators both have approved the project proposals. The incremental capacity will be offered in the 2019 annual auction.
Pursuant to Article 28 (3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/459, GTS must publish no later than two months before the auctioning of incremental capacity i) information with regard to incremental capacity and ii) a model contract of the capacity offered.
The information about the capacity is included in the project proposal below. This project proposal was approved by ACM's ACM/17/031359 decision.
Contracts are concluded through PRISMA, the capacity booking platform. GTS therefore does not publish a model contract, but the additional conditions for booking incremental capacity. A checkbox referring to these additional terms and conditions is added to the auction page on PRISMA. A shipper must check the box before he can book incremental capacity.
|Project proposal incremental capacity process 2017||634 kB||15 Feb 2019|
|Adjustment of the project proposal for the incremental capacity process 2017||258 kB||24 Apr 2019|
|General conditions for booking of incremental capacity||112 kB||24 Apr 2019|