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.
*) 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 decimal places.
**) In the event of incidents in market coupling this deadline may be extended.
Nomination of schedules that use intraday capacities must also be given separately from the other schedule time series and is subject to individual rules.
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 Switzerland-Austria border, each intraday change or addition to cross-border schedules has to be executed via ICS.
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.
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.
All timeseries within a schedule message related to the same neighbouring control zone shall be considered as corresponding if the header-attributes „in party“, „out party“, „capacity agreement identification“ and „capacity contract type“ are identical.
All quantity values of these corresponding timeseries must be netted per position - this means that only one timeseries value (import or export) may have a quantity higher than 0 MW per position.