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Publikuoti: 8/18/2021. Atnaujinta: 8/18/2021

ACER decides on the electricity cross-border capacity allocation methodology for the exchange of balancing capacity in Baltic capacity calculation region


The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has reached a decision on the proposal for a market-based cross-border capacity allocation process in the Baltic region.

In February 2021, the national regulatory authorities for energy from Baltic region have asked ACER to decide on the respective methodology.

The Baltic region comprises of 6 countries: Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.

The cross-zonal capacity allocation methodology ensures efficient, transparent, and non-discriminatory capacity allocation for the exchange of balancing capacity or sharing of reserves. An effective allocation of the cross-zonal capacity contributes to the integration of the balancing capacity markets, facilitating the balancing capacity procurement at regional level, with consequential benefits for consumers.

The purpose of ACER shall be to assist the regulatory authorities in exercising, at Union level, the regulatory tasks performed in the Member States and, where necessary, to coordinate their action and to mediate and settle disagreements between them.

Read more and access the Decisions.