C12-PC-68: CEER Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure: Issues and Approaches

28/06/2012 - 14/09/2012


CEER Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure: Issues and Approaches

The 20th Madrid Forum invited CEER, together with stakeholders, to elaborate concepts on the allocation of incremental capacity so that “new build” capacity at existing interconnection points can be integrated into a market-based approach. Being aware of the importance of this issue in general and also the interlinkages with other workstreams, CEER developed an integrated proposal considering the work on the network code for capacity allocation, Energy Infrastructure Regulation discussions, the gas Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) as well as CEER's past work on Open Seasons.

The purpose of the CEER public consultation document (C12-GWG-87-03) is to consult on options for  incremental capacity auctions as well as on possible interactions between incremental capacity auctions and European and national TYNDPs that would support efficient investment in cross-border gas infrastructure and facilitate the development of the single European gas market.

Following the consultation, CEER will elaborate a conclusions document incorporating stakeholders' responses. This conclusions paper will be used to support the further development of the European gas target model and the European framework guidelines and network codes.

Stakeholders are invited to participate in the public consultation via a dedicated online questionnaire in this section of the European energy regulators´ website. Please note that only answers submitted via the online questionnaire will be taken into consideration. 

CEER invites all interested parties to provide comments to the consultation document, and in particular to the list of specific questions set out in the consultation paper.

Any comments should be received by Friday, 14 September  2012 through the dedicated online questionnaire. Please note, that the login request to fill in the questionnaire must be sent by Tuesday, 11 September 2012 

We also would like to kindly remind you that, if you or your company already registered for a login during the past few consultations, that login can be used for this one as well.

Following the public consultation period, CEER will publish all responses received from stakeholders that are not marked as confidential. Respondents requesting confidentiality should submit those confidential aspects of their response by marking them as "confidential" in the dedicated online questionnaire.

Any questions on the consultation document and the online consultation should in the first instance be directed to:

Ms Natalie McCoy
CEER Secretary General
Tel. + 32 (0) 2788 73 30
Email: natalie.mccoy@ceer.eu

Consultation Documents

Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure: Issues and Approaches. A CEER public consultation document.

Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure: Issues and Approaches. Public Consultation - Evaluation of Responses, 3 December 2012

Citizens' Q&A

Citizens' Q&A to CEER Evaluation of Responses paper on the public consultation on Market-Based Investment Procedures for Gas Infrastructure: Issues and Approaches

Responses Received


PC-00-BDEWG-B - BDEW German Association of Energy and Water Industries
PC-00-BPGAS-L - BP Gas Marketing
PC-00-CENTR-N - Centrica Plc
PC-00-EDFSA-D - EDF Group
PC-00-EFETN-E - European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)
PC-00-ELENG-G - Elengy
PC-00-ENAGS-J - Enagas
PC-00-ENEUK-D - Energy UK
PC-00-ENISP-T - Eni S.p.a.
PC-00-ENTSG-3 - ENTSOG - European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas   
PC-00-EUREL-8 - Eurelectric
PC-00-EURGS-O - Eurogas
PC-00-EXXON-7 - ExxonMobil
PC-00-FGSZL-5 - FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd
PC-00-GASTE-P - GasTerra B.V.
PC-00-GAZPR-J - Gazprom Marketing and Trading  (response is attached at the botton of the page)
PC-00-IFIEC-5 - IFIEC Europe
PC-00-NATGR-S - National Grid
PC-00-NATGS-Q - Naturgas Energia Comercializadora (EDP Group)
PC-00-OGPBE-D - International Association of Oil and Gas Producers
PC-00-RWEST-M - RWE Supply & Trading GmbH  
PC-00-SHANN-Q - Shannon LNG
PC-00-STABE-K - Statoil
PC-00-VATNL-7 - Vatenfall
PC-00-VERBU-D - Verbund AG