Reference: E06-CBT-12-04

ERGEG advice on Guidelines for Transmission Tarification – Application of G-charge across the EU

In July 2005, ERGEG gave advice to the European Commission on Transmission Tarification Guidelines. The objective of these guidelines was, as a first step, to harmonise charges paid by generation (G charge) on the transmission network level. In principe, to ensure a level playing field for all generators, all voltage levels (and not only transmission voltage) should be covered by the Tarification Guidelines.

ERGEG's advice on the application of G-charge across the EU considers the need for widening the tariff harmonisation to the lower voltage levels. It is ERGEG's view that as a first step, harmonisation of G-charges attransmission voltage level should be applied. ERGEG continues to address the issue of tariff harmonisation in its 2007 Work Programme where more studies on transmission tariff structures and the need and ways of their further harmonisation are planned.

In its paper "Reporting to the European Commission on TSO charging structures and values of annual national G", also approved on 6 December 2006, ERGEG has defined the details for calculating and reporting of transmission tariff levels of the proposed Tarification Guidelines. Furthermore, ERGEG will prepare the first report on transmission charging structure and G-values during the first half of 2007 according to the proposed reporting structure.