Belgian TSO Fluxys Belgium and Dutch TSO Gasunie Transport Services announce further auctioning and bundling via PRISMA

Leipzig, (PresseBox) - As of February 2014 Fluxys Belgium and GTS will offer additional bundled day-ahead capacity as well as bundled monthly capacity to be auctioned at their cross-border interconnection points. Bundled quarterly capacity will follow in June 2014.

Day-Ahead Capacity

Starting on 1 February 2014, when capacity for the gas day on 2 February will be auctioned, the current offer of bundled day-ahead capacity at the interconnection points Zelzate (firm ZTP to TTF and TTF to ZTP) and 's Gravenvoeren (firm TTF to ZTP) will be extended with additional bundled products:

- Zandvliet H: firm TTF to ZTP
- 's Gravenvoeren: firm/backhaul capacity ZTP to TTF

Monthly Capacity

Starting with the monthly capacity auction in February 2014, GTS and Fluxys Belgium will offer bundled monthly capacity at the following interconnection points:

- Zelzate: TTF to ZTP and ZTP to TTF
- Zandvliet H: TTF to ZTP

Monthly Bundled products at 's Gravenvoeren will be offered from September 2014.

Quarterly Capacity

As of June 2014 Fluxys Belgium and GTS will also offer bundled quarterly capacity at the same three Interconnection Points:

- Zelzate: TTF to ZTP and ZTP to TTF
- 's Gravenvoeren: TTF to ZTP
- Zandvliet H: TTF to ZTP

Towards full compliance with the CAM Network Code

Taking these additions into account, all products for H-gas at the Belgian-Dutch border will be progressively offered according to the CAM Network Code. The minimum of available capacity at both sides of the border will be bundled on PRISMA. Where and when relevant, GTS will auction the remaining part as unbundled standard products, while Fluxys Belgium will continue to offer and allocate its unbundled capacity as requested through its Electronic Booking System. With these developments, both TSOs will enable a smooth transition towards the new allocation rules and standard products applicable from 1 November 2015, as set out in Commission Regulation (EU) No 984/2013.

About PRISMA:

PRISMA was founded by major European TSOs from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands with the aim to create a joint European capacity platform.

The new European Platform PRISMA, which was launched in April 2013, is the first platform to have implemented ENTSOG's Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms, the future market rules for allocating transport capacity.

There are currently 28 European TSOs from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Spain connected to the platform and market transport capacity via PRISMA.

With its harmonised capacity products and auction mechanisms and its ability to serve a high number of TSO backend systems in accordance with the future European regulation of the CAM Network Code, PRISMA primary is a major step towards an integrated European gas market.

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