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Successful launch for the new intraday allocation process on France-Switzerland interconnection.

Source: RTE - DICAP 19/01/2012

On January 17th 2012, at 9pm, RTE and its Swiss counterpart Swissgrid have successfully launched the new intraday continuous allocation process between France and Switzerland.

By putting an end to the previous gate-based mechanism with pro-rata allocation, this new way of allocating capacity is now in line with the european guidelines for an integrated power market. This continuous allocation process with first-come, first served provision and obligatory use, relies on the platform that market parties have successfully used on the France-Germany interconnection since December 2010. Therefore, the overall use of intraday capacity is significantly enhanced, since retention of unused capacity becomes impossible.

Moreover, access to the french balancing mechanism is preserved for swiss market parties.

For any further information, you may contact Pauline Denis, Projet Manager (33 1 41 02 15 88) or Mathieu Bourgade, Key accounts Manager (33 1 41 02 15 83)