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Incremental capacity project: Czech-Austrian connection

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.

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.