Statement on future CM system Common position of the regulatory authorities from the CEE region, on the development of the new, flow-based congestion management system
THE REGION AT A GLANCE
The Central-East electricity REM is led by the Austrian Energy Regulator (E-Control) and aims to integrate Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slavakia and Sloveniainto one electricity regional market.
While the degree of market evolution in the region varies from country to country, integration of ‘old’ and ‘new’ EU member states can provide the example for other areas of EU policy. Congestion management, transparency, market entry barriers and regulatory competences are the four key priorities of the Central-East electricity REM.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR - August 2007
Priority I: Congestion Management
NRAs requested TSOs to comply with the legal requirements of the Congestion Management Guidelines. Following that TSOs in the Region established in Spring 2006 a project to develop a load flow based capacity allocation scheme for the region. The work on that system is in progress, first results will be presented early in 2007.
TSO agreed to establish a regional Auction Office in Freising (near Munich). The relevant contracts are under preparation, the formal establishment was foreseen for May 2007. At present, issues related with the Auction Office's establishment and anti-trust are being reviewed by the Regulators.
TSOs submitted draft Technical parameter concept for day ahead capacity calculation in March 2007. The concept was discussed in a first step between Regulatory Authorities and TSOs. It will be further refined and underpinned by test calculations.
Focus at present is on the TSOs' data submission relevant to congestion management.
Priority II: Transparency
The region’s regulatory authorities are currently concluding their Transparency Report, which will be submitted for comments to the region’s stakeholders in September.
The NRAs of the CEE ERI produced a detailed assessment of the current transparency situation compared to the ERGEG Guidelines for Good Practice for Information Management and Transparency.
Based on that, further coordinated improvements on data disclosure are envisaged. In order to achieve coordination beyond the region the work done by BNetzA for the Nordic Region will be used as a template.
BNetzA provided transparency report from Nordic region as a basis for discussion. Considerations on disclosure of generation data together with Eurelectric will continue.
Priority III: Market Entry barriers
EFET presented a list of market entry barriers and trading impediments per country at the first SG meeting (June 2006). After having identified the obstacles in detail further work to resolve them will be done in 2007.
Priority IV: Regulatory Competences
For key issues for market development (e.g. market design, congestion management, transparency) the respective responsible national body (e.g. NRA, Ministries etc.) per country was identified. The result shows a great variety in the region. In order to achieve coordinated results for the region, a close cooperation of these responsible parties in the further work will be needed.