Incremental capacity project: Czech-Austrian connection
27 July 2021
ACER grants ERO and E-control an extension to reach an agreement on the Czech-Austrian incremental capacity project proposal
On 26 July 2021, The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has accepted the request for an extension submitted by the Energy Regulatory Office and the Austria’s national regulatory authority - Energie-Control Austria für die Regulierung der Elektrizitäts- und Erdgaswirtschaft, on the project proposal for incremental capacity between the entry-exit systems of the Czech Republic and the Austrian Market Area East. In its decision, the Agency allows the regulatory authorities to reach an agreement on the project proposal by 5 November 2021.
5 May 2021
Postponement of the decision on the Project proposal for incremental capacity between the entry-exit systems of the Czech Republic and the Austrian Market Area East
On 20 April 2021, the Energy Regulatory Office received information from Austria’s national regulatory authority - Energie-Control Austria für die Regulierung der Elektrizitäts- und Erdgaswirtschaft, that it will not be possible on the Austrian side to issue the decisions necessary for the approval of the Project by 5 May 2021. For this reason, both national regulatory agencies have decided to submit a request for the extension of the deadline for the abovementioned decision. NET4GAS acknowledges this decision and informs that it results in its inability to offer the incremental capacity related to the project in 2021 auction of yearly transmission capacities. We will keep you informed about developments in the affairs of this project on our website.
5 November 2020
Project proposal for incremental capacity
In accordance with Article 28 of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/459 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms NET4GAS has submitted a proposal for the incremental capacity project between the Czech Republic and Austria to the Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) for approval. The project proposal has been prepared in cooperation with the Austrian TSO, Gas Connect Austria (GCA). However, GCA will submit the final version of the Austrian part of the project proposal to the Austrian national regulatory authority later, in accordance with GCA’s time schedule.
The project proposal for ERO consists of the documents listed below.
- Project proposal for incremental capacity between the entry-exit systems of the Czech Republic (‘CZ’) and the Austrian Market Area East (‘AT’)
- Contract for provision of gas transmission service
Within six months of receipt of the project proposal, the ERO shall publish a joint decision on the proposal of the incremental capacity project in coordination with Austrian national regulatory authority.