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Gas transmission capacity allocation and conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure in Estonia

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 15network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. 

Elering implements the „Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“  agreed with Competition Authority from the 1 October 2016. From 1st of July 2018 came into force the "Standardized terms for cross-border gas transmissioon services at Elering AS". This Document is replacing also the previous Methodology Document.

Offered transmission capacity  2019/2020

As next step of combined balancing zones of Estonia and Latvia gas market on May 30, 2019 Elering AS and AS Conexus Baltic Grid submitted the rules for access conditions to gas transmission systems (Common Network Rules) for the coordinated approval of Estonian and Latvian NRA.

Though NRAs have not issued the official decision on Common Network Rules, they noted in 13th June email: After consultations, Estonian and Latvian NRAs reached common understanding that the following message could be provided for the market participants relating to the entry into force of the Common Network Rules:

  • Gas year for the 2020 year shall be for the period from 5:00 UTC 1 January 2020 until 5:00 UTC 1 October 2020;
  • The applications for the booking of yearly standard capacity product for the gas year of 2020 shall be submitted from 1 November 2019 until 31 December 2019;
  • For the quarter January-March 2020 the applications for the booking of quarterly standard capacity product shall be submitted from 1 December until 31 December 2019. For the subsequent quarters the applications for the booking of quarterly standard capacity products shall be submitted within the timeframe specified in the Common Network Rules;
  • The applications for the booking of monthly, daily and within-day standard capacity products for gas year of 2020 shall be submitted within the timeframe specified in the Common Network Rules;
  • For  the quarter October-December 2019  the applications for the booking of quarterly, monthly, daily and within-day standard capacity products shall be submitted in accordance with the national Network  Rules in force;
  • Estonian and Latvian NRAs will make every effort to ensure that the Common Network Rules are approved before 1 November 2019.

Therefore Elering hereby informs:

  • For the transition year 2020 the annual capacity shall be from January till October 2020 and the allocation shall be according to the new Common Network Rules in November 2019.
  • The Q4 2019 (October-December 2019) quarterly capacity allocation:

1 In other Estonian gas transmission system relevant points the capacity will be offered in day-ahead and intraday timeframes.
2 The reservation application of quarterly capacity for 2019 Q4 can be submitted between 02.09.19.-09.09.19.
3 The reservation application of monthly capacity should be submitted 6 working days before the beginning of the relevant month first balancing day at 15:00 EET

Offered transmission capacity  2018/2019

For booking the capacity Capacity Allocation Contract needs to be signed and to submit the Capacity Reservation Application. For questions please contact explicit@elering.ee.

1 In other Estonian gas transmission system relevant points the capacity will be offered in day-ahead and intraday timeframes.
2 The reservation application of the one-year capacity can be submitted between 29.07.2018-27.08.2018;
3 The reservation application of quarterly capacity round I can be submitted between 21.09.18-28.09.18. 
4 The reservation application of quarterly capacity round II can be submitted between 23.11.18-30.11.18.
5 The reservation application of quarterly capacity round III can be submitted between 20.02.19.-27.02.19.
5 The reservation application of quarterly capacity round IV can be submitted between 20.05.19.-26.05.19.
6 The reservation application of monthly capacity should be submitted 6 working days before the beginning of the relevant month first balancing day at 15:00 EET

Unofficial English translation of the Methodology agreed with the Competition Authority and forms of Capacity Allocation Contract and Capacity Reservation Application (in EST) are available below in attachments. The price list can be found from network service section.

Gas transmission capacity allocation and conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure in Estonia 2017/2018

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 151 network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. 

Elering implements the „Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“  agreed with Competition Authority from the 1 October 2016. From 1st of July 2017 new reduction for Methodology was applied to introduce implicit capacity allocation.

From 1st of July 2018 came into force the "Standardized terms for cross-border gas transmissioon services at Elering AS". This Document is replacing also the previous Methodology Document.

Offered transmission capacity  

1In other Estonian gas transmission system relevant points the capacity will be offered in day-ahead and intraday timeframes.
2The reservation application of the one-year capacity can be submitted between 26.07.2017-26.08.2017;
3The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round I can be submitted between 11.09.17-17.09.17. 
4The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round II can be submitted between 23.11.17-30.11.17.
4The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round III can be submitted between 06.03.18-13.03.18.
4The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round IV can be submitted between 04.06.18-10.06.18.
5The reservation application of monthly capacity should be submitted 5 working days before the beginning of the relevant month first balancing day at 15:00 EET.

Gas transmission capacity allocation and conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure in Estonia 2016/2017

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 15network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. The Estonian gas system operator Elering finished the public consultation on the draft of „Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“  (hereinafter also referred as Methodology) on 19 December 2015 and then submitted the Methodology revised on the basis of the results of the public consultation to the Competition Authority for review. After implementig the amendment proposals from the Competition Authority on July 5th, the transmission system operator and Competition Authority agreed on the final text of the Methology.

Elering implemented the Methodology from the 1 October 2016 and publish the forms worked out on the basis of the Methodology and necessary data in the beginning of August.

mcm (GWh)/day** Karksi entry Karksi exit Värska entry Värska exit Narva entry Narva exit
Offered 2,84 (29,99) 0,00 1,39 (14,68) 0,00 0,63 (6,65) 0,00
Booked 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00

*In other Estonian gas transmissionsystem relevant points the capacity will be offered in day-ahead and intraday timeframes.

** The natural gas volumes (m3) presented are at standard conditions, i.e. an absolute pressure of 101.325 kPa and temperature of 293.15 K (T=20°C).

Unofficial English translation of the Methodology agreed with the Competition Authority and forms of Capacity Allocation Contract and Capacity Reservation Application (in EST) are available below in attachments. The price list can be found from network service section.

 

Public consultation on provisions of interconnection agreement for the gas transmission systems interconnection point between Estonia and Latvia

Gas transmission system operators (TSOs) of Baltic States, Elering AS, AS Conexus Baltic Grid and AB Amber Grid are seeking for measures for closer integration of the national gas markets of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which would foster the cross-border trade and development of a competitive regional market. With this in mind, the TSOs are implementing implicit capacity allocation method for short-term cross-border capacity and trading. When this method is applied both cross-border transmission capacity and a corresponding quantity of purchased gas are allocated at the same time through the trading platform of gas exchange.

All three national regulatory authorities of the Baltic States approved the implicit capacity allocation model on January 2017 and on 23 January 2017, the TSOs signed a Cooperation Agreement on the Implementation of the Implicit Capacity Allocation Model.

Also with implementation of the implicit capacity allocation model, it is foreseen to sign the interconnection agreement between Elering AS and AS Conexus Baltic Grid with the revised provisions than those currently applicable for the interconnection point between Estonia and Latvia.

Elering AS invites to provide comments and opinions on draft provisions of Interconnection Agreement until May 2, 2017 to Elering AS by e-mail airi.noor@elering.ee.

Should you have any questions please contact the representative of Elering AS Airi Noor by e-mail Airi.Noor@elering.ee.

 

Public Consultation on Amendment of “Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“

Gas transmission system operators (TSOs) of Baltic States, Elering AS, AB Amber Grid and AS Conexus Baltic Grid are seeking for measures for closer integration of the national gas markets of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which would foster the cross-border trade and development of a competitive regional market. With this in mind, the TSOs are implementing implicit capacity allocation method for short-term cross-border capacity and trading. When this method is applied both cross-border transmission capacity and a corresponding quantity of purchased gas are allocated at the same time through the trading platform of gas exchange.

All three national regulatory authorities of the Baltic States approved the implicit capacity allocation model on January 2017 and on 23 January 2017, the TSOs signed a Cooperation Agreement on the Implementation of the Implicit Capacity Allocation Model. To implement this model in Estonia, amongst other tasks, Elering AS will need to amend the Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure (hereinafter also referred as Methodology).

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 151 network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. After finishing this public consultation on the amendment of the Methodology , Elering will submitted Methodology, revised basis of the results of the public consultation, to the Competition Authority for review.  Amendments to the Methodology should enter into force on July 1, 2017.

Please provide your comments and opinions until April 24, 2017 by email to airi.noor@elering.ee.

Elering Gaas AS Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation … (040417)

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Gas transmission capacity allocation and conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure in Estonia 2017/2018

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 151 network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. 

Elering implements the „Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“  agreed with Competition Authority from the 1 October 2016. From 1st of July 2017 new reduction for Methodology was applied to introduce implicit capacity allocation.

From 1st of July 2018 came into force the "Standardized terms for cross-border gas transmissioon services at Elering AS". This Document is replacing also the previous Methodology Document.

Offered transmission capacity  

1In other Estonian gas transmission system relevant points the capacity will be offered in day-ahead and intraday timeframes.
2The reservation application of the one-year capacity can be submitted between 26.07.2017-26.08.2017;
3The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round I can be submitted between 11.09.17-17.09.17. 
4The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round II can be submitted between 23.11.17-30.11.17.
4The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round III can be submitted between 06.03.18-13.03.18.
4The reservation application of Quarterly capacity round IV can be submitted between 04.06.18-10.06.18.
5The reservation application of monthly capacity should be submitted 5 working days before the beginning of the relevant month first balancing day at 15:00 EET.

Gas transmission capacity allocation and conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure in Estonia 2016/2017

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 15network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. The Estonian gas system operator Elering finished the public consultation on the draft of „Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“  (hereinafter also referred as Methodology) on 19 December 2015 and then submitted the Methodology revised on the basis of the results of the public consultation to the Competition Authority for review. After implementig the amendment proposals from the Competition Authority on July 5th, the transmission system operator and Competition Authority agreed on the final text of the Methology.

Elering implemented the Methodology from the 1 October 2016 and publish the forms worked out on the basis of the Methodology and necessary data in the beginning of August.

mcm (GWh)/day** Karksi entry Karksi exit Värska entry Värska exit Narva entry Narva exit
Offered 2,84 (29,99) 0,00 1,39 (14,68) 0,00 0,63 (6,65) 0,00
Booked 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00 0,00

*In other Estonian gas transmissionsystem relevant points the capacity will be offered in day-ahead and intraday timeframes.

** The natural gas volumes (m3) presented are at standard conditions, i.e. an absolute pressure of 101.325 kPa and temperature of 293.15 K (T=20°C).

Unofficial English translation of the Methodology agreed with the Competition Authority and forms of Capacity Allocation Contract and Capacity Reservation Application (in EST) are available below in attachments. The price list can be found from network service section.

 

Public consultation on provisions of interconnection agreement for the gas transmission systems interconnection point between Estonia and Latvia

Gas transmission system operators (TSOs) of Baltic States, Elering AS, AS Conexus Baltic Grid and AB Amber Grid are seeking for measures for closer integration of the national gas markets of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which would foster the cross-border trade and development of a competitive regional market. With this in mind, the TSOs are implementing implicit capacity allocation method for short-term cross-border capacity and trading. When this method is applied both cross-border transmission capacity and a corresponding quantity of purchased gas are allocated at the same time through the trading platform of gas exchange.

All three national regulatory authorities of the Baltic States approved the implicit capacity allocation model on January 2017 and on 23 January 2017, the TSOs signed a Cooperation Agreement on the Implementation of the Implicit Capacity Allocation Model.

Also with implementation of the implicit capacity allocation model, it is foreseen to sign the interconnection agreement between Elering AS and AS Conexus Baltic Grid with the revised provisions than those currently applicable for the interconnection point between Estonia and Latvia.

Elering AS invites to provide comments and opinions on draft provisions of Interconnection Agreement until May 2, 2017 to Elering AS by e-mail airi.noor@elering.ee.

Should you have any questions please contact the representative of Elering AS Airi Noor by e-mail Airi.Noor@elering.ee.

 

Public Consultation on Amendment of “Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure“

Gas transmission system operators (TSOs) of Baltic States, Elering AS, AB Amber Grid and AS Conexus Baltic Grid are seeking for measures for closer integration of the national gas markets of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which would foster the cross-border trade and development of a competitive regional market. With this in mind, the TSOs are implementing implicit capacity allocation method for short-term cross-border capacity and trading. When this method is applied both cross-border transmission capacity and a corresponding quantity of purchased gas are allocated at the same time through the trading platform of gas exchange.

All three national regulatory authorities of the Baltic States approved the implicit capacity allocation model on January 2017 and on 23 January 2017, the TSOs signed a Cooperation Agreement on the Implementation of the Implicit Capacity Allocation Model. To implement this model in Estonia, amongst other tasks, Elering AS will need to amend the Methodology of Gas Transmission Capacity Allocation and Congestion-Management  Procedure and Conditions for Accessing the Cross-border Infrastructure (hereinafter also referred as Methodology).

According to the Natural Gas Act § 22 section 151 network operator shall submit to the Competition Authority the conditions for access to cross-border infrastructure and the methods for allocation of capacity and for dealing with congestion. After finishing this public consultation on the amendment of the Methodology , Elering will submitted Methodology, revised basis of the results of the public consultation, to the Competition Authority for review.  Amendments to the Methodology should enter into force on July 1, 2017.

Please provide your comments and opinions until April 24, 2017 by email to airi.noor@elering.ee.

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