Market Consultation – introduction of VIPs
Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) will implement virtual interconnection points (VIPs) between the TTF market area and the neighbouring market areas in Germany and Belgium. Virtual interconnections points, or VIPs, aim to eliminate multiple connections between two market areas to facilitate flexible hub-to-hub trading for shippers.
In our first consultation in June-October 2017 we proposed a model for providing VIPs where existing contracts on the IPs will be transferred to the VIP. Below you can find all the documents that were shared in this consultation.
In January 2018, however, we concluded that the network code Capacity Allocation Management (NC CAM) did not provide a clear regulatory framework, and we announced to ask for such a framework through the FUNCtionality process that ACER and ENTSOG provide for these situations.
In April 2018 we conducted a second consultation. Since then we closely monitored the progress within ACER and ENTSOG and come to the conclusion that the chances of reaching the desired regulatory framework (i.e. an amendment to NC CAM) before 2020 are very small. To give our shippers the necessary clarity we therefore decided to aim for an implementation of VIPs with the original VIP-only model with the condition that the network code on tariffs (NC TAR) will be implemented with the postage stamp method as RPM. In the consultation report below you will find our way of reasoning.
On August 6 2018 the European Commission sent a letter stating that in their opinion the NC CAM is clear and does not need to be adapted. The VIP-only model is the correct model and TSOs should implement the VIP-only model keeping any delays limited to a minimum
GTS and ENTSOG disagree with the European commission and remain of the opinion that NC CAM is ambiguous and we still aim to implement the VIP-only model by the first quarter of 2020, We will update the project planning to meet the planned date and we will restart discussions with the neighbouring network operators.
In addition to this, we will send the process code proposal to allow for diversions from and to VIPs to the representative organizations in November 2018, and after processing their comments to ACM for a decision.
|2nd VIPs Consultation report||356 kB||28 Jun 2018|
13 April 2018 GTS started the 2nd consultation with a workshop. Below you will find the documents used.
On this second consultation we received 9 reactions, of which one was marked confidential. The 8 public reactions can be downloaded below.
|Consultation response BGTL 2nd consultation||60 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response EnBW 2nd consultation||51 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response EnBW 2nd consultation appendix||885 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response Engie 2nd consultation||77 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response GasTerra 2nd consultation||195 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response Gazprom 2nd consultation||1 MB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response OMV GMT GmbH 2nd consultation||105 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response RWE 2nd onsultation||23 kB||28 Jun 2018|
|Consultation response Shell 2nd consultation||350 kB||28 Jun 2018|
In the period June-October 2017 GTS consulted the market for the first time. Seven parties responded to the GTS proposals.
The documents below tell you how GTS intended to introduce VIPs. In the consultation report you can read how GTS included your feedback in the proposals.
|Follow up VIP consultation||186 kB||15 Dec 2017|
|VIPs Consultation document - update||2 MB||06 Oct 2017|
|Slidepack Workshop 13-10-2017||1022 kB||10 Oct 2017|
|Consultation report including follow up||578 kB||29 Nov 2017|
|Explanation capacity assignment after introduction of VIPs||322 kB||29 Nov 2017|
Below the consultation responses from market parties. One extra response is confidential.
|Consultatie response BGTL||248 kB||24 Nov 2017|
|Consultatie response BNE||101 kB||24 Nov 2017|
|Consultation response ENGIE||78 kB||24 Nov 2017|
|Consultation response E-NL||268 kB||24 Nov 2017|
|Consultation response GasTerra||183 kB||24 Nov 2017|
|Consultation response Vattenvall||55 kB||24 Nov 2017|
ACM published a draft decision on the VIP tariffs on 22 January to change the Dutch tariff code. GTS takes the opportunity to share its views on this decision in the document below. On 8 May ACM made the decision final.
|GTS view on ACMs draft codechange VIPs (Dutch only)||20 kB||28 Mar 2018|
Please do not hesitate to give your feedback on the proposals by sending email to email@example.com.