Nemo Link Conference & Celebration 12 & 13 February 2019

To ensure interested parties have a chance to further understand our auction and nomination processes and in readiness for explicit auctions, we have arranged a two-day operational workshop to launch our product offering and systems.

This is an ideal opportunity to meet the Nemo Link team and other interconnector traders.

Day one (12th February 2019) we will be joined by subject matter experts from JAO and Nord Pool at our workshop.

We would also be delighted if you would be able to join us in the evening at a dinner to celebrate the launch of Nemo Link.

Day two (13th February 2019) will be focused entirely on training for the new Regional Nomination Platform run by the RNP developer, Unicorn Systems.

If you would be interested to join us, and have not already done so, please indicate your attendance via this eventbrite link:

Nemo Link announces go-live date

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We are excited to announce that capacity on the Nemo Link interconnector will be available to purchase via the implicit day ahead auction from 30th January 2019, for delivery on 31st January 2019. This go-live announcement follows a successful testing period where active power transfers have been taking place between Belgium and the UK.

The first explicit long term products will be sold via JAO from April and our auction calendar is available to view on our website.

If not already done so, interested parties are invited to complete the registration form to start the on-boarding process or contact the Customer Team.

Long Term Physical Transmission Rights auction calendar

Nemo Link today publishes its first Long Term Physical Transmission Rights auction calendar to be executed by JAO via the Single Allocation Platform (SAP). The schedule shows a number of auctions to be held for monthly and quarterly products in 2019 and the first annual product auction for 2020.

Download the Long Term Physical Transmission Rights auction calendar

Announcing the start of commissioning

Over the period from early-mid December 2018 to the end of January 2019, the Nemo Link interconnector (connecting ELIA and National Grid networks) will be in the commissioning phase.

Active power transfers will take place between Belgium and Great Britain. The associated direction and volume of power flow will vary. Further information on commissioning tests will be provided by 11 am CET at the day ahead stage and published on the Elexon’s transparency platform and on this website.

Consultation on Nemo Link’s contingency plans for Brexit

The consultation on Nemo Link access rules carried out in May 2019 included the underlying assumption that Great Britain would remain within the EU Internal Energy Market (IEM).

This latest consultation explains Nemo Link’s contingency plan in the event Great Britain should leave the IEM, and the access rules that would apply in that scenario.

Comment and views are invited by 14 December 2018.

Download Overall summary background, key features and differences (read first)
Download The JAO Participation Agreement
Download The (Non-IEM) Nemo Link Participation Agreement

Download The Daily Explicit Allocation Rules that would apply
Download The Day Ahead Nomination Rules that would apply

Nominating long-term physical transmission rights

Nemo Link will be implementing the Regional Nomination Platform (RNP) for customers wishing to nominate acquired long-term physical transmission rights. This is a separate system to the Single Allocation Platform (SAP) provided by the Joint Allocation Office (JAO) where customers participate in auctions to buy long-term capacity. The RNP project is being jointly developed by Nemo Link, IFA and BritNed.

A document has been developed to assist customers to implement changes to systems to be ready to use this platform.

Download Regional Nominations Platform document

Brexit Open Forum

Brexit 2BCustomers gained insight into our Brexit preparations and contingency planning at an event held at The Connaught Hotel in London on June 28.

Nemo Link and IFA hosted a joint Brexit Forum for their customers to share the latest thinking regarding systems and process implications and address any areas of concern.

Whilst “no deal” is not expected, any responsible business would need to consider the implications of all scenarios and this session explained how trade will continue, whatever the Brexit weather.  

The presentation gave rise to some interesting questions and healthy discussion. If you weren’t able to make it, contact for an update.

Consultation period is now closed

This Consultation concerned the contractual framework for trading on the Nemo Link Interconnector and invited feedback from all potential customers and stakeholders ahead of submission to the relevant regulatory authorities for approval.

The consultation is now closed.

However, if you have any questions or would like to respond to the consultation, please contact us at

Nemo Link specific proposals

The Consultation Document (download) sets out the whole framework

Charging methodology (download)

Border Specific Annex (also consulted on by Elia) (download)

Nomination Participation Agreement (download)

Day Ahead Nomination Rules (also consulted on by Elia) (download)


The following supporting documents are provided for reference:

JAO Participation Agreement (download)

Harmonised Allocation Rules (download)

Long Term Nomination Rules (download)

Shadow Allocation Rules (download)

Day Ahead Fallback Procedure (download)

Nemo Link project update at Elia’s second ARP-Day

An event, solely dedicated to *Access Responsible Party contract participants (ARPs), was recently held at The Square Meeting Centre in Brussels on April 17.

Organised by Elia, the event covered a rich program of various ARP-related topics, Nick Pittarello, Client Relationship Manager Nemo Link, and Jean-Michel Reghem, Product Services Manager Elia, presented the latest Nemo Link project status and its future impact on the ARP-landscape to Belgium market participants.

Discover the latest timescales and proposed products set.


*An ARP may be an electricity producer, a major consumer, an electricity supplier or a trader. They help maintain the balance between generation and consumption and must be appointed at every access point where energy injections or offtakes are performed.