Rules regarding nomination of cross-border schedules

The following table contains information that affects schedules in different ways depending on the allocation mechanism and the border. For general information on schedule nominations, please use the links in the box on the right.

The scheduling rules are subject to change. In the event of a change in the rules, all balancing group representatives in the APG control area will be notified by e-mail.

  

 

Rules regarding Nomination of Cross Border Schedules 
   Longterm Capacities Shortterm Capacities Intraday Capacities  
   Business Type A03
 Slovenia (ELES)
    
Time/ Quantity Resolution *)  60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW  
               
Borders with Congestion   
Capacity Contract Type (CCT) A04 (Yearly) / A03 (Monthly) A01 (Daily) A07 (Intraday)
 CAI allocated by JAO  allocated by Power Exchange  allocated by Novita System ELES
Earliest possible Nomination D-2 12:30 D-1 10:45      D-1 18:00
Nomination Gate Closure  D-2 17:00 D-1 14:30 ** 45 min. prior to start of full delivery hour

Correction Cycle

 D-2 17:00-18:00 D-1 14:30-15:30 not applied
Nomination Procedure  n:m   A:B  n:m 
 Czech Rep. (CEPS) Time/Quantity Resolution *)  60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW
 CCT  A04 (Yearly) / A03 (Monthly)  A01 (Daily)   A07 (Intraday)
 CAI  allocated by JAO allocated by JAO   allocated by DAMAS Portal CEPS
Earliest possible Nomination  D-2 12:30  D-1 09:30  D-1 18:00
Nomination Gate Closure   D-2 17:00 Uhr  D-1 14:30 90 min. prior to start of 4-hour delivery block 
Correction Cycle   D-2 17:00-18:00  D-1 14:30-15:30  not applied
Nomination Procedure  n:m  n:m  n:m
 Hungary (MAVIR) Time/Quantity Resolution *)   60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW    60 min. / 1MW
CCT  A04 (Yearly) / A03 (Monthly)  A01 (Daily)  A07 (Intraday)
CAI  allocated by JAO allocated by JAO   allocated by DAMAS Portal CEPS
Earliest possible Nomination  D-2 12:30  D-1 09:30  D-1 18:00
Nomination Gate Closure  D-2 17:00  D-1 14:30  90 min. prior to start of 4-hour delivery block
Correction Cycle  D-2 17:00-18:00  D-1 14:30-15:30  not applied
Nomination Procedure  n:m  n:m  n:m
 Switzerland (SWISSGRID) Time/Quantity Resolution *)  15 min. / 1 kW  15 min. / 1 kW  15 min. / 1 kW
 CCT  A04 (Yearly) / A03 (Monthly)  A01 (Daily)  A01 (Daily)
 CAI  Announcement by JAO  Announcement by JAO  request via phone at APG control Center SWISS00000 (APG > SWISSGRID) SWISS00001 (SWISSGRID > APG)
Earliest possible Nomination  D-2 12:30  D-1 10:30 D-1 18:00
Nomination Gate Closure  D-1 08:00 D-1 14:30  45 min. prior to start of full delivery hour
Correction Cycle  -  D-1 14:30-15:30  not applied
Nomination Procedure  1:1  1:1  1:1
 Italy (TERNA) Time/Quantity Resolution *)  60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW  60 min. / 1MW
CCT  A04 (Yearly) / A03 (Monthly)  A01 (Daily)  A07 (Intraday)
CAI  allocated by JAO  allocated by Power Exchange (EPEX Spot, GME) allocated by JAO
Earliest possible Nomination  D-2 12:30  D-1 10:45 after XBID1 auction
Nomination Gate Closure  D-1 08:30 D-1 14:30 **) XBID1: D-1 17:30 / XBID2 D 12:30
Correction Cycle  D-1 08:30-09:00 D-1 14:30-15:00 not applied
Nomination Procedure  1:n  A:B  1:1
   Day Ahead Intraday  
   Business Type A06
 Germany (Amprion, Transnet BW, Tennet) Time/Quantity Resolution *)  15 min. / 1 kW  15 min. / 1 kW  Borders without Congestion
CCT  not applied  not applied
CAI  not applied  not applied
Earliest possible Nomination  D-30 ***) D-1 18:00
Nomination Gate Closure  D-1 14:30 **)  45 minutes Prior to start of full delivery hour
Correction Cycle  D-1 14:30-15:30  not applied
Nomination Procedure  1:1 1:1
Table 1: Rules for Cross-Border Nomination

*) 60 minutes equals 4 identical quarter-hour-values, whereas 15 minutes result in different possible quarter-hour-values. Both 1MW and 1kW Resolution requires 3 decimals.
**) In case of incidents in market coupling this deadline may be extended.
***) It is not recommended to nominate schedules for day ahead nomination gate closure more than 2 days in advance (D-2).

Intraday capacities

Nomination of schedules that use intraday capacities must also be given separately from the other schedule time series and is subject to individual rules. Further use of the time series from the day ahead notification is only made on the border to Germany where there is currently no congestion.

The acceptance of capacity on congested borders requires the reservation of the capacity right (Capacity Agreement Identification) on the respective capacity platform. Please refer to page Intraday Capacity Allocation for more detailed information.

Please note: on the border Switzerland-Austria, APG must be notified by telephone of each intraday change or addition to cross-border schedules.

An intraday change only increases the version of the schedule time series that was changed or added. The version number (Senders Time Series Version) of schedule time series not affected by the intraday change should not be changed under any circumstances. Intraday changes that do not comply with this condition will be totally rejected.

Nomination Procedure

1:1 Nomination of schedules across control areas must be given between the balancing group of the same balancing group representative with identical Energy Identification Code (EIC), i.e. the capacity right owner must personally nominate the schedule on both sides of the border to utilise his capacity right.
B:N The nomination of cross-border schedules can be carried out personally by the capacity right owner or by nomination agents named by the capacity right owner. He can name maximum one agent (B) on the export side and any required number of agents (N) on the import side. Agent B is always entered in the rights document (Programming Authorization), i.e. if an agent has been named, the capacity right owner cannot personally nominate the schedule on this side of the border. Details are specified in the corresponding auction rules.
N:B  Similar to B:N, but any required number of agents can be nominated on the export side and maximum one agent on the import side.
n:m The EIC of the balancing group must be identical to the EIC of the capacity right owner on at least one side of the border, i.e. direct cross-border business transactions can be carried out with any required trading partner. 
A:B Nomination of schedules by a specific agent (A, B) in the particular control area.

To prevent any inconsistencies, it is urgently recommended that nomination of schedules across control areas always be given using version 1:1 (mirror image balancing groups of the same representative). It has been shown that this can minimise errors during schedule nomination thus guaranteeing very secure business transactions.

Netting Out

Nomination of schedules must be given after netting (positive values only). Schedule time series in which at least one of the elements "Business Type", "Capacity Contract Type" or "Capacity Agreement Identification" vary may not, however, be aggregated. In the case of external schedule time series, a single schedule notification may therefore contain several schedule time series that relate to an export or import to the same business partner.

Please note: Exception: Intraday schedules at the Swiss border are to be netted at all times.

In the case of borders without congestion (Germany), the schedule time series can, if required, also be changed intraday. Simultaneous export and import to the same business partner is not permitted here. Changes to the schedule time series are, by contrast, not permitted on borders with congestion after the nomination deadline. If required, a further time series for day ahead or intraday can be nominated – also in the opposite direction (provided the balancing group has the corresponding capacity rights).