Methodology on cross-zonal capacity calculation and allocation with Russia
The Council of the Public Utilities Commission of Latvia on 30th September 2021 has expressed support for the Latvian and Estonian transmission system operators (AS Augstsprieguma tīkls (AST) and Elering AS) developed Methodology on cross-zonal capacity calculation and allocation with Russia (hereinafter - the Methodology) submitted by the electricity transmission system operator AST without objecting to the Methodology draft version. Endorsement of Estonian NRA (Konkurentsiamet) also has been received (on 11.10.2021).
The Methodology includes the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as Article 13.1 of the Electricity Market Law. The main changes in the Methodology compared to the currently applied methodology for calculating and allocating transmission capacity with third countries are as follows:
- The coefficient 0.62 is not used in the calculation of Trading capacity with Russia (in formula (7) of the Methodology);
- Chapters related to the calculation of capacity in the Lithuanian-Kaliningrad border and the Lithuanian-Belarusian border have been removed from the Methodology.
The Methodology becomes effective on 12.10.2021 – with calculation of trading capacity with Russia for 13.10.2021.