Reported issues

Issue subject Abstract Member State(s) concerned IP(s) concerned Statussort descending
Harmonised Gas Role Model Specification From the Business Process perspective
EASEE-gas put together a role model for the gas sector with the objective of providing a common terminology for the roles that are used among most European countries. The document identifies and defines the different roles carried out within the gas market from a business process point of view. The main focus of this document is on information exchange between market participants (excluding legal matters). It is based on the existing descriptions of business processes in the gas market (ENTSOG BRS; EASEE-gas CBP and MIG as well as the input provided by the Task Force participants). European regulations and common aspects of national regulations were also considered.
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republik (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (EL)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxemburg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (UK)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
Closed
proposal to make the interconnection points EU and Ukraine compliant with the TEP
Ukrtransgaz kindly requested the Energy Community Secretariat to present its proposal to amend Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/703 establishing a network code on interoperability and data exchange rules. (Ukrtransgaz was denied access to the ENTSOG Functionality platform, and the interim solution proposed by ENTSOG was that the Secretariat acts as an intermediary between the two).
the Secretariat attaches the Ukrtransgaz letter and proposal on this issue, without any changes into the document.
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
Closed
Avoid development of two electronic invoice formats for capacity
BDEW has been asked by their regulator (BNetzA) to develop an electronic invoicing format for capacities in Germany. The EASEE-gas Edig@s WG is also looking into an invoicing format in Edig@s XML. EASEE-gas is concerned that the development of an electronic invoicing format by two different entities will lead to two different formats (most likely an Edifact format by BDEW and a Edig@s XML format by EASEE-gas).
Germany (DE) Closed
Missing harmonisation of interfaces on capacity platforms
Today there are 4 capacity platforms (Prisma, Gaz System, GBS (Gassco booking site) and a Hungarian platform). There is also more to come. In addition TSO's are also running some capacity processes like overnomination and interruptable capacities via their own sites. In the common data exchange solutions table from ENTSOG it was decided that for capacity interactive data exchange should be used. In our opinion this have created a situation where some of the processes is harmonised but the data exchange and platforms are completely different. This makes it difficult for network users (Balancing responsible parties) to keep track of their capacity and to get an overview of options available for transporting the gas in Europe and also the cost involved to do so.
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republik (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (EL)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxemburg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (UK)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
In progress
BRS for balancing
The business requirements specification for nomination and matching procedures is referencing the Network code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks but is only decribing small parts of the network code. This can create a situation where TSO's think they are compliant with the network code by implementing what is included in the nomination and matching BRS but that is only covering the nomination and matching process and is missing out on many of the other balancing parts.
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republik (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (EL)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxemburg (LU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (UK)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
In progress
Capacity trading platforms - absence of harmonisation across Europe
An automatization of capacity trading process (Follow-up on overall available capacity at a connection point, Capacity booking and surrender, Follow-up on portfolio capacity availably) currently requires :
- Development of a specific interface for Prisma booking as well as evolving it to follow changes
- Development of a specific interface with GazSystem as well as evolving it to follow changes
- Development of a specific interface with Gassco as well as evolving it to follow changes
- Development of a specific interface with FGSz as well as evolving it to follow changes
- Development of a specific interface with National Grid as well as evolving it to follow changes
- Taking into account of a TSO management for over-nomination or curtailments
Entsog's common exchange solution table defines interactive date exchange for capacity trading. That'll very likely mean that in addition to the listed above a network user will have to implement more specific interfaces with the market developing further (Greece, Ukraine, Baltic countries ...)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Czech Republik (CZ)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Poland (PL)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
In progress
Auction restrictions NCG
Since 2017, restrictive conditions have been announced by the TSO on the PRISMA platform for all annual and quarterly auctions in the German NCG market area. Apparently, the German Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) requested all TSOs operating in the NCG market area to re-allocate capacities after the annual and quarterly auctions. These restrictions on capacity marketing at interconnection points in the NCG market area are contrary to Article 8 NC CAM.
  • Austria (AT)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxemburg (LU)
RC Basel, RC Lindau, Zone Kiefersfelden-Pfronten, Steinitz, Wallbach, Oberkappel, Remich, Medelsheim In progress
Allowance of overnomination in the event of capacity platform failure outside working hours.
In the event of a failure of the PRISMA (or potentially other) booking platform leading to a disruption of capacity auctions, manual procedures may be invoked during business hours, but no workable fallback is available at other times. Even within working hours, the manual process may overrun the allowed day-ahead auction window. Improved fallback procedures would help to avoid unnecessary TSO balancing action. In the interim, allowance of within-day overnominations (e.g. by provision of no-notice interruptible capacity or an ex post allocation) would provide a simple, cost-effective fallback as an alternative.
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republik (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (EL)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Luxemburg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (UK)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
New
Greater flexibility to book firm capacity at IPs
The CAM NC has given shippers more flexibility to book capacity at IPs and made the process more efficient. This has contributed to reduced contractual congestion and narrowed spreads through efficient price arbitrage. However, the standard auction timetable still limits opportunities for arbitrage to be fully exploited, particularly across the forward curve. This is detrimental to market efficiency and reduces the amount of capacity TSOs sell. ACER’s latest gas market monitoring report (paragraph 36) suggested that consideration should be given to increasing the frequency of CAM auctions with a standardised timing to make them even more useful for network users.
  • Austria (AT)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Czech Republik (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • France (FR)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (EL)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxemburg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Northern Ireland (UK)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
All IPs within these Member States New
Communication protocol and encryption
Companies very connected to the gas business (market area operators and storage operators) tell they do not need to follow article 23 of the network code of interoperability
Germany (DE) Solved

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