Information on entry and exit points

Open Grid Europe GmbH hereby informs shippers about changes to the capacities shown for bookable market area and border crossing points since 1 January 2012.

Medelsheim and Remich exit points

Open Grid Europe reviews at regular intervals whether freely allocable capacities can be transferred from points of low utilisation to points with higher demand. Following such a review, Open Grid Europe can shift freely allocable capacities amounting to 500,000 kWh / h from the Medelsheim exit point to the Remich border crossing point with effect from 1 October 2012. This shift enables Open Grid Europe to provide the market with additional capacities at a point of high demand.

Bunder Tief and Emden EPT entry points

Open Grid Europe reviews at regular intervals whether freely allocable capacities can be transferred from points of low utilisation to points with higher demand. Following such a review, Open Grid Europe can shift freely allocable capacities amounting to 1,000,000 kWh / h from the Bunder Tief entry point to the Emden EPT border crossing point with effect from 1 October 2012. This shift enables Open Grid Europe to provide the market with additional capacities at a point of high demand. These capacities would otherwise not be used or could not be used due to the bundling regulations at the Bunder Tief market area crossing point.

Emden EPT entry point

On 1 February 2012, a contract for capacities subject to allocation restrictions with exclusively regional effect ended at  the Emden EPT entry point. Due to this regional effect, these capacities subject to allocation restrictions cannot be shown as freely allocable capacities. Therefore at this point the technically available capacity, resulting from the sum of the freely allocable capacities and the capacities subject to allocation restrictions, is reduced.

Vreden entry point

On 1 February 2012, a contract for capacities subject to allocation restrictions with exclusively regional effect ended at  the Vreden entry point. Due to this regional effect, it was not possible to show the full amount of the capacities subject to allocation restrictions thus released as freely allocable capacities. Therefore at this point the technically available capacity, resulting from the sum of the freely allocable capacities and the capacities subject to allocation restrictions, is reduced accordingly.