Consultation on seasonal multiplier factors for gas transmission


Consultation opened on . Closing date at 17:00.


This paper seeks views on the Utility Regulator's recommendation to maintain the current seasonal multiplier factors which are applied to non-annual entry capacity products in the gas transmission charges.

Today, the Utility Regulator has published a consultation paper to seek views on our proposal to maintain the seasonal multiplier factors, which are applied to non-annual capacity bookings in the postalised tariff, for a further year from 1 October 2024.

This consultation is required by EU Regulation 2017/460, the Network Code on Harmonised Transmission Tariff Structures for Gas (“TAR NC”), as amended following EU Exit.

Since October 2015, seasonal multiplier factors have applied to non-annual entry capacity products, for example monthly or daily capacity bookings, by applying a factor which either increases or decreases the relevant proportion of the annual tariff. 

The seasonal factors were introduced to reflect the seasonality of gas flows during the year and to incentivise suppliers to make more use of the network in the summer and shift demand away from the winter peak. The tariff for a non-annual capacity product is calculated by multiplying the annual tariff by the appropriate seasonal multiplier factor.

The current factors meet the requirements of the EU Regulation and we propose to maintain them for gas year 2024/2025.


Additional information: 

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Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the FOIA and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA)).

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Copies of the consultation can be made available in large print, Braille, audio cassette and a variety of minority languages if required.