Public consultations

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)

Implicit allocation – model