With the coming into force of the 3rd Package in March 2011, the regulatory framework regarding gas storage has changed. The 3rd Package requires some further considerations that need to be taken into account when defining allocation mechanisms and congestion management procedures. However, the 3rd Package provisions will not be sufficient on their own to tackle problems as found in the ERGEG status reviews 2008 and 2009. Due to the importance of gas storage, there is a need to enhance the existing Guidelines for Good Practice of Storage System Operators (GGPSSO).
The consultation document presents different proposals for capacity allocation mechanisms and congestion management procedures including a justification as to why a proposal should be in the GGPSSO. ERGEG seeks the opinion of the respondents on a number of specific issues related to the scope and applicability of these proposals.
Respondents are invited to reply and provide comments on the proposals laid down in this report and on the questions listed in the document by 9 October 2010. Comments should be sent by email to CAM_CMP_storage@ergeg.org
Following the public consultation period, ERGEG will publish all comments received from stakeholders. If a respondent would like ERGEG to treat their contribution with confidentiality then this must be explicitly mentioned in their submission.
Any questions on these documents should in the first instance be directed to:
Mrs. Fay Geitona
CEER Secretary General
Tel. +32 2 788 73 30
Fax +32 2 788 73 50