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Published: 5/20/2020. Updated:

NERC: agreement on the integrated distribution of local costs among countries has been reached


Following the European Union Commission Regulation of 24 July 2015 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management, the National Energy Regulatory Council (NERC) approved the joint proposal on European cross-border intraday distribution of local costs prepared by Litgrid AB together with transmission system operators (TSOs) from Finland, Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia and the nominated electricity market operator – European Market Coupling Operator (EMCO).

The total costs for the TSOs implementing the project – Litgrid AB, Svenska Kraftnät, Elering AS, Augstsprieguma tīkls, Fingrid, and EMCO – covering the inclusion of internal links of the Baltic countries as well as the Lithuania–Sweden and Estonia–Finland electricity links in the IT platform of the integrated European Cross-Border Intraday Electricity Market (XBID) amount to EUR 30 249, with the share of Lithuanian TSO being EUR 6 293 (costs incurred from 1 September 2016 until 18 June 2018). Costs are distributed to the TSOs implementing the project in proportion to the energy consumed in the country.

The IT platform of the integrated European Cross-Border Intraday Electricity Market (XBID) in which trade among the countries and different platforms of market operators is conducted was launched on 12 June 2018. Due to the vast scope of the project, primarily, the platforms of each region were created separately by later connecting all of them into the IT platform of integrated European Cross-Border Intraday Electricity Market.

The main aim of projects implemented on the local level was to create procedures, arrangements, and IT systems as well as to test them among TSOs and nominated electricity market operators in the local region before connecting them all to the integrated platform.

More information on NERC 19/05/2020 meeting can be found in Lithuanian (here).