7.2First incremental capacity process initiated in 2017
The first incremental capacity process was initiated in April 2017 following Chapter 5 (Articles 22 to 31) of the Capacity Allocation Mechanisms Network Code (CAM NC).
In order to analyze the progress of the incremental capacity process and to identify if new capacity projects were going to be initiated as a result of the incremental capacity process, data from 38 out of 44 ENTSOG members was collected. Based on that data and further interactions with the TSOs, a report on the first incremental capacity process2 was produced and published. Additional information on the incremental process can be also found in the annexes, especially in annex 23 which contains the responses of the TSOs to the questionnaire launched.
Figure 37 is a summary of the results of the first incremental process which shows the number of TSOs involved during the different steps of the incremental capacity process as well as the outcome of each phase.
The initial step in the incremental capacity process is for the TSOs to perform common DARs at each entry-exit border based on the non-binding demand received by network users. The DARs for the first incremental capacity process are available at ENTSOG webpage4. On those cases in which a demand for incremental capacity was identified in the DARs, the respective TSOs continued with the incremental capacity process. Table 7 refers to those projects and provides information on the entry-exit borders covered by them, the TSOs involved, the specific TYNDP reference number for the projects that were included in the 2018 TYNDP and informs whether the different steps of the incremental capacity process were performed or not.
2 https://www.entsog.eu/sites/default/files/2020-01/entsog_incremental_capacity_report_2017_lux version.pdf
3 https://www.entsog.eu/sites/default/files/2020-01/Annex 2 – Incremental monitoring responses_final.xlsx
Market demand assessment
38 ENTSOG members published DARs in 2017
16 TSOs conducted technical studies for one or more entry-exit border and joint public consultions (but not for all these borders)
22 TSOs concluded after the DAR that the incremental project shall not be intiated
Approval and publication of incremental capacity projects
12 TSOs submitted the project proposal to the relevant NRAs and published it
2 TSOs flowed the incremental capacity process 2017 into the 2019 incremental cycle while 2 TSOs did not follow further the incremental capacity process
Auctioning of incremental capacity
4 TSOs offered incremental capacity for 15 years per offer level during the yearly auction 2018 while 5 TSOs during 2019
Alternative allocation mechanism
2 TSOs* have proposed an alternative allocation mechanism
Alternative allocation mechanism
4 TSOs** did not proceed with the process because no coordinated decisions were reached previously by NRAs
None of the 9 TSOs who auctioned incremental capacity received binding commitments
No incremental projects are going to be initiated at this stage
* 1 of the TSOs who proposed an alternative allocation mechanism for one of their entry-exit borders, offered incremental capacity for other entry-exit border.
** 2 of the TSOs who did not follow further the incremental capacity process for one of their entry-exit borders, auctioned incremental capacity for other entry-exit border.