Incremental capacity process 2019-2021
Based on NC CAM (Regulation (EU)2017/459) the incremental capacity process has been introduced, an EU-wide harmonized process to identify market demand for incremental capacity by Transmission System Operators (TSO’s).
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 their capacity demand to the TSO’s by filling out a demand indication form. In consultation with the neighboring TSO’s, it is decided whether the non-binding demand indication(s) give rise to offering incremental capacity. If so, the next phase of the process will start.
- Design phase
In this phase, technical studies are carried out and a financial assessment is made of the measures to be taken. Together with other TSOs, projects are defined for the realization of 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
The incremental capacity to be developed is offered at the auction. The results of the auction are input for an economic test. The outcome of the economic test determines the implementation of the proposed projects.
- Realization of the proposed projects that passed the economic test.
The incremental capacity process 2019-2021 will start on 1 July 2019. From 1 July 2019 until 25 August 2019, market parties can make their non-binding demand known.
|Explanatory note Incorporation of the service of SoC within the market demand assessment for incremental capacity||90 kB||27 Jun 2019|
|Demand indication form GTS incremental capacity||231 kB||16 Jul 2019|
GTS will publish a market demand assessment report on the website no later than eight weeks after the deadline for submitting the demand indication form.