First monthly capacity available for auction on the GB-Belgium border

Between 12:00 pm (CEST) on 6th May and 11:59 am (CEST) on 7th May 2019 Nemo Link is pleased to announce that market participants will have their first opportunity to buy physical long term transmission rights.  The capacity auctioned will be for the month of June 2019 and will be sold via the Single Allocation Platform, hosted by the Joint Allocation Office.  100 MW will be offered in each direction in these auctions.

1st auction poster

For further Nemo Link’s scheduled auctions, please view our Auction Calendar.

If you have any questions about this process or wish to talk to someone about the systems involved, please contact the Customer Team.

Info on Nemo Link’s day-ahead transfer capacity

Some of you might have noticed that we are not always offering our full capacity in both directions to the market.

The capacity Nemo Link offers is determined by Nemo Link’s transfer capability and the Net Transfer Capacity (NTC) values determined by the onshore TSOs.

These hourly NTC values are calculated independently by Elia and NGESO at D-1. The published transfer capacities (on the entso-e transparency platform) represent the minimum of the calculated NTC values and Nemo Link’s Transfer Capability.

Since the start of operations no restrictions were applied to Nemo Link’s Transfer Capability aside from a planned outage that was executed on 8-9 April. However both Elia and NGESO had to apply frequent NTC restrictions for a variety of reasons.

Elia applies the methodology for the day ahead capacity calculation as published on the website of Elia (here), which is an interim implementation of the approved Channel capacity calculation methodology. The current reason for a reduction in NTC capacity, as calculated by Elia, are planned outages in the Elia grid. The planned outages are published on the website of Elia (here) and on the transparency platform (here).

NGESO is mainly applying NTC restrictions to address inertia (RoCoF) related problems.

If there would be an actual reduction of Nemo Link’s Transfer Capability itself then this will be published via Elexon’s REMIT page (here).