ENTSOG Annual Report 2015

Vehicles powered by natural gas produce 20–30% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than vehicles powered by petrol.

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The Network Code on Gas Balancing in Transmission Net- works (Commission Regulation (EU) No 312/2014) was published in the Official Journal of the EU in March 2014 with a first implementation deadline of 1 October 2015. During 2015, BAL WG focused on the implementation re- quirements set out in BAL NC to prepare for the application of the Network Code in the respective Member States. EN- TSOG and ACER voluntarily continued to conduct a second joint report to assess the implementation plans of the indi- vidual TSOs and NRAs; the report identified the early imple- mentation status of BAL NC in each Member State. It was published at the beginning of November 2015, followed by the related joint ACER and ENTSOG Workshop on Balanc- ing on 17 November 2015. In addition to this, BALWG amended the Business Require- ments Specifications for the Nomination and Matching Pro- cedures (NOM BRS) and conducted a public consultation on this matter during March 2015. The amended NOM BRS has been published as part of the Nomination and Match- ing Common Network Operation Tools (known as CNOTs) on the ENTSOG website. NOM BRS defines the data ex- change processes between TSOs and network users in the nomination and matching process and provides a frame- work for the introduction of a single nomination procedure. Thereby, ENTSOG has provided the tools to fulfil the re- quirement for a single nomination procedure set out in CAMNC. ENTSOG launched a process of implementation monitoring for BAL NC in mid-December 2015 due to ENTSOG’s mon- itoring obligation as set out in Article 8 (8) of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009. This related process was launched to ensure the timely publication of results in this Annual Report.

After submitting the Draft Network Code on Harmonised Transmission Tariff structures for Gas (TARNC) on 26 De- cember 2014, TARWG continued to work on further devel- oping TARNC to comply with proposals from ACER, EC and stakeholders. ACER provided their Reasoned Opinion on the draft of TARNC on 26 March 2015. This outlined a number of rec- ommendations to bring the submitted TARNC more in line with the Framework Guidelines. TARWG considered these recommendations and resubmitted TAR NC on 31 July 2015. At the Madrid Forum in October, ACER outlined its rationale for being unable to provide a recommendation to the EC on TAR NC. This resulted in the EC managing the further development of TARNC. ENTSOG has continued to work with EC on developing the detailed proposals with the aim of delivering a TARNC for Comitology. Tariff-related activities during 2016 will focus on the comi- tology process and, towards the end of the year, look at implementation considerations.


The ENTSOG Market Team also contributed to industry developments such as the Gas Target Model revision and “The Bridge to 2025” paper conducted by ACER. The team also participated in the EU-Russia dialogue and has been cooperating with the Energy Community.

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ENTSOG Annual Report 2015

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