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ERI - Central-South Region
 (Last Updated: 23-AUG-10)
GENERAL INFORMATION

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
                           


LEAD REGULATOR CONTACT PERSONS E-MAIL PHONE

AEEG (Italy)

Guido Bortoni

gbortoni@autorita.energia.it

+39 02 655 65 336


Lead Regulator Letter to Stakeholders
ERGEG Electricity Regional Initiative Central-South - Stakeholders Information

THE REGION AT A GLANCE

The Central-South electricity REM is led by the Italian Energy Regulator (AEEG) and aims to integrate Austria, France, Germany, Greece and Slovenia into one electricity regional market.

The Central-South electricity REM represents 1’342’243 GWh of electricity consumption, 51% of the EU 25 electricity market.

The region’s integration is a key issue both for the EU internal market and for the recently established Energy Community of the South East Europe. Harmonization of CBT congestion management methods, inter TSO coordination (harmonisation of operational and security standards), transparency, integration of intra-day and balancing markets and assessment of regulatory competences are the key priorities of the Central-South electricity REM.


KEY ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR - August 2007

General issues

  • An action plan is currently being drafted by the region’s regulators. The paper is dealing with a number of issues such as interconnections and available transmission capacity, improvements and harmonisation of congestion management, transparency. Stakeholders will be consulted in the framework of a stakeholder group (SG) meeting in September.

  • The involvement of as an observer without voting rights in the RCC meetings will be settled at the beginning of 2007.  

·         In the meantime, ETRANS attended both the 1st SG meeting and the 2nd IG meeting. 

·         A proposal for a common framework for transmission capacity allocation for 2008 will be presented by TSOs by June 2007. Items to be included are a study on market coupling for day ahead allocations and a study on the implementation of a flow based approach.

·         New auction rules were implemented as planned at the end 2006.

·         New objectives and a new workplan for this year has been agreed at the last RCC and IG meetings.

Priority I: Improvement and harmonization of CBT congestion management methods

  •   Three bilateral agreements on joint allocation of interconnection capacities have been signed between the following TSOs:

o        TERNA – RTE: – Interconnection Capacity Access Rules;

o        TERNA – APG: – Interconnection Capacity Access Rules;  

o         TERNA – HTSO: Greek and Italian Interconnection Capacity Access Rules;

  • All these agreements handle:

o        the allocation of the interconnection capacity by means of yearly, monthly and daily uniform price auctions of physical transmission rights with different durations and profiles;

o        the use of the interconnection capacity by means of harmonized nomination procedures;  

·        There is a work in progress between TERNA and ELES to sign a similar agreement by the mid of 2007 and between TERNA and ETRANS to sign a similar agreement by 2008.

Priority II: Integration/compatibility of balancing markets

 

 

 

Priority III: Transparency and wholesale market data publication

 

 

Priority IV: Inter TSO coordination: harmonization of operational and security standards

 

 

Priority V: Assessment of compatibility of national legal frameworks and regulatory competences

Priority VI: Assessment of markets arrangements

 

 

Priority VII: Development of new interconnector infrastructure

 

 

 

Previous Key Achievements

PRIORITIES IN THE REGION

 

Interconnections

Transparency

Balancing

Regulation

Congestion Management

Other (region specific)

Inter TSO coordination: harmonisation of operational and security standards (SP).

Development of new interconnector infrastructure (SP).

Cross border transparency (FP).

Allocation mechanisms (FP).

Transparency and wholesale market data publication (SP).

Intra-day and balancing markets (FP).

Assessment of compatibility of national legal frameworks and regulatory competences (SP).

Improvement and harmonisation of CBT congestion management methods (FP) Coordination of calculation of cross border capacity (FP) (L).

Market arrangements (FP).

Short term: (S) Medium term: (M) Long term: (L) First Priority: (FP) Second Priority: (SP)

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN THE REGION

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