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Consultation of Amendment of Interconnection Agreement for “VIP Belgium – NetConnect Germany

According to Article 19 No. 9 of the Commission regulation (EU) 2017/459 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems (CAM NC) adjacent transmission system operators shall offer available capacities at the interconnection points at one virtual interconnection point (VIP).

(Citation CAM NC Article 19 No. 9 sentence 1 for your information:
“where two or more interconnection points connect the same two adjacent entry-exit systems, the adjacent transmission system operators concerned shall offer the available capacities at the interconnection points at one virtual interconnection point. In case more than two transmission system operators are involved because capacity in one or both entry-exit systems is marketed by more than one transmission system operator, the virtual interconnection point shall include all of these transmission system operators, to the extent possible.”)

The Amendment 2 of the Interconnection Agreement Eynatten contains rules for matching, allocation and communication at the “VIP Belgium – NetConnect Germany”. You can find the Amendment 2 here

Taking into account that transmission system operators have to invite network users to comment on these topics according to Article 4 of the Commission regulation (EU) 2015/703 of 30th of April 2015 (INT NC), Thyssengas would like to give its network users the opportunity to provide their comments on these three topics of the designated agreement/amendment 2 of Interconnection Agreement Eynatten for “VIP Belgium – NetConnect Germany”.

(Citation INT NC Article 4 No. 2 for your information:
“Before concluding or amending an interconnection agreement which contains the rules referred to in Article 3(c), (d) and (e), transmission system operators shall invite network users to comment on the proposed text of those rules at least two months before the agreement is concluded or amended. The transmission system operators shall take the network users' comments into account when concluding or amending their interconnection agreement.”)

If your company is currently using capacities at the border Interconnection Point “Lichtenbusch” or plans to use capacities at „VIP Belgium – NetConnect Germany” in the future, we invite you to send your comments, remarks or alternative proposals on the rules for Matching, Allocation and Communication of the attached document to the E-mail address by 14 May 2019.