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RTE implements a new provision on capacity allocated at the French-German border for September 2005.

Source: RTE 18/08/2005

RTE implements a new provision on capacity allocated at the French-German border for September 2005.

In a press release published on 7 July (see www.tennet.nl), TenneT, the Dutch system operator, announced its decision, effective 1 September 2005, to stop awarding priority for the allocation of capacity at all Dutch borders to contracts concluded between EDF and SEP prior to the liberalisation of the electricity market.
TenneT made this capacity available to the market again.

Importing energy from France to the Netherlands requires a contract governing transit via Germany by means of the priority reservation of capacity at the French-German border when determining the available capacity. As a result of TenneT's decision, RTE has noted the de facto non-implementation of the priority status awarded to the contract in question.

Given this, and in order to ensure that there is no unusable reserved capacity, the corresponding capacity will be allocated in accordance with the prevailing allocation mechanism.

This technical provision, which is valid for September 2005 only, in no way prejudices the subsequent introduction of other allocation methods, pursuant to current consultation with the regulatory authorities in both countries.

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