What is it about?
On 27 June 2022, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) hosted a workshop to discuss possible solutions to address the FUNC issue: how to ensure greater flexibility to book firm capacity at interconnection points. Additionally, the urgency of making a change in capacity allocation was also discussed.
To inform its decision making process, ACER and ENTSOG are now opening a public consultation to continue the collection of more detailed inputs from stakeholders. Feedback on how to assess the:
potential costs and benefits of the proposed solutions
examples demonstrating how a change would benefit the market
assessment of how a more optimal capacity allocation can address the current gas market challenges
would be particularly welcome.
All interested parties are invited to submit their inputs by Thursday 4th August 2022, 23:59 hrs (CEST).
The deadline to provide input has been exteneded until 18 August 2022, 23:59 (CEST).
Enter the public consultation.
What are the next steps?
The inputs gathered during the workshop and the public consultation will be key for ACER and ENTSOG to prepare a solutions note to close the FUNC issue before the end of the year.
Access the recording and slides of the event.
Consult the full documentation on the FUNC case.
Evaluation of responses and responses
Not available yet.