Auctioning of incremental capacity acc. to REG (EU) 2017/459 NC CAM

03 Jun 2019

Following the conclusion of the first three phases of the procedure initiated in 2017 in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems; hereinafter “NC CAM”) for incremental capacities at the market area border between the market areas GASPOOL and TTF, Bundesnetzagentur took the final approval decision on 25 April 2019.

With auctioning of yearly capacity products in two offer levels at the new network point KNOCK between the adjacent transport system operators Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH and Gas Transport Services B.V., the fourth phase of the procedure for incremental capacities starts. When participating in the auctions for yearly capacity the requirement to contract all existing capacity at network points with existing capacity at the market area border between the market areas GASPOOL and TTF has to be taken into account.

Existing capacity will be offered on the following network points:

Exit OUDE STATENZIJEL H

21Z000000000076M

GUD

Exit BUNDE

21Z000000000074Q

GASCADE Gastransport GmbH

In the yearly capacity auction shown below, existing capacity has to be booked in total or auctions have to end with an auction premium, before binding commitments for incremental capacity must enter the economic test:

Products per gas year (GY)

Existing Capacity FZK GUD
Oude Statenzijl H
21Z000000000076M

(in kWh/h)

Existing Capacity
FZK GASCADE
Bunde
21Z000000000074Q

(in kWh/h)

Total

(in kWh/h)

GY 25/26

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 26/27

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 27/28

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 28/29

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 29/30

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 30/31

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 31/32

1,680,000

697,891

2,377,891

GY 32/33

1,680,000

6,279,300

7,959,300

GY 33/34

1,680,000

8,642,315

10,322,315

The auctioning of existing capacity takes place via the capacity booking platform PRISMA. Details of auctions for existing capacity can be found under this link.

Incremental capacity will be offered on the following network point:

Exit KNOCK

21Z000000000498X

GUD

Offer Level 1 and Offer Level 2 are as follows:

 

Offer Level  1
GUD

DZK

Offer Level  2
GUD

DZK

GY

capacity offered

(in kWh/h)

capacity offered

(in kWh/h)

GY 25/26

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 26/27

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 27/28

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 28/29

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 29/30

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 30/31

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 31/32

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 32/33

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 33/34

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 34/35

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 35/36

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 36/37

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 37/38

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 38/39

5,840,000

9,520,000

GY 39/40

5,840,000

9,520,000

Example:

Existing capacity was fully booked on the network points Exit OUDE STATENZIJEL H, 21Z000000000076M (GUD) and Exit BUNDE, EIC 21Z000000000074Q (GASCADE Gastransport GmbH) for GY 25/26 (in total 2.377.891 kW).

Incremental capacity was booked in GY 25/26 for offer level 1 in total (5.840.000 kW) and in offer level 2 in the amount of 7.000.000 kW. The same applies for GY 26/27.

The economic test will consider the contracted incremental capacity for GY 25/26 for offer level 1 and offer level 2. Contracted incremental capacity in offer level 1 and offer level 2 for GY 26/27 will not be considered, since the existing capacity has not been contracted in total and the auctions for existing capacity have  not ended with an auction premium.

Capacity bookings for incremental capacity for GY 34/35 and following years will not be considered in the economic test according to legal decision BK9-19/001 of the Bundesnetzagentur.

Information regarding the whole process acc. to NC CAM can be found under the following link fnb-gas-capacity.de of the Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V..

Information regarding the incremental capacity auctions is available on the Youtube-Channel from PRISMA.

For further questions please contact

Kerstin Kiene
T: +49 511 640 607 2076
E-Mail