Decision on the Amended Common Grid Model Methodology

02 July 2018

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The Utility Regulator today publishes its decision to approve the all-TSOs’ amended proposal for the Common Grid Model Methodology (CGMM). The CGMM proposal establishes a common methodology to enable the creation of a common grid model which will make cross-border exchanges in electricity more efficient.

On 25 April 2018, in accordance with Article 18 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1719, establishing a guideline on Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA), we received the all-TSOs’ amended proposal for the CGMM.

The common grid model facilitates the aims of the FCA Regulation as well as Regulation (EC) No 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the network for cross-border exchanges in electricity.

We have reviewed the proposal in line with the requirements of the FCA, the wider objectives of the Regulation (EC) 714/2009 and the UR’s statutory duties and obligations. Through close cooperation and coordination with the relevant Regulatory Authorities, an agreement was reached at the Energy Regulators’ Forum on 11 June 2018. The relevant Regulatory Authorities’ agreement constitutes the reasons for the UR decision.