ENTSO-E is working to develop pan-European markets in all timescales. These timescales range from markets for securing capacity several years ahead of real time, to day ahead, intra-day and real time balancing markets. Putting in place harmonised cross border markets in all timeframes will lead to a more efficient European market and benefits to customers. Forward markets have an important role in allowing parties to secure capacity and hedge positions ahead of the day-ahead timeframe. The network code on Forward Capacity Allocation will ensure that this can happen in the future pan-European market.
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Latest Status Update (September 2016)
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1719 of 26 September 2016 establishing a guideline on forward capacity allocation was published in the Official Journal on 27 September. The text foresees its coming into force 20 days after publication.
On 1 October 2013, ENTSO-E delivered the
Network Code on Forward Capacity Allocation (NC FCA), and supporting document with a letter, to the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). In December 2013, ACER published an opinion on the code, where the Agency outlined a number of issues on which adjustments were required.
On Friday 30 October, the draft Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA) Regulation,
was adopted by Member States, the 5th in the last year. The text will now enter a period of scrutiny during which the European Parliament and European Council will analyse its compliance with the 3rd energy package and the general principles of the European Union. The draft code and all the related documents can be downloaded from the links in the table below.
overview of the latest developments for all network codes is available.
Network codes need to be finalised and adopted by Member States, and are therefore expected to evolve over time. TSOs have however decided to begin the early implementation of a number of projects, as suggested by regulators. This will contribute to faster delivery of the IEM. One of these projects is the Harmonisation of long term Allocation Rules (HAR), which is expected to be delivered before 1/1/2016. A stakeholder advisory group was set up, and a public consultation organised in Q1 2015. Further information is accessible on this
ENTSO-E’s stakeholder engagement will comprise of Stakeholder Advisory Group Meetings and Public Stakeholder Workshops, as well as ad-hoc meetings and exchange of views with any interested party as appropriate. The FCA Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) consists of 15 members from 6 different associations and companies as well as from ACER and National Regulatory Authorities. The chosen composition of representatives is to ensure that the full spectrum of impacted stakeholders can express their views during the discussions. The
draft Terms of Reference of the FCA SAG can be viewed here.
All material, including minutes and presentations from meetings will be made public.
Stakeholder Advisory Group Meetings
Public Stakeholder Workshops
Related Documents and Links
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