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All NEMO Cooperation

According to the Article 6 of the European Commission Regulation 2015/1222 of 24 July 2015 establishing a guideline on capacity allocation and congestion management (CACM Regulation), OTE, a.s., has fulfilled all the necessary criteria and requirements and was appointed Nominated Electricity Market Operator ('NEMO') by the Czech Energy Regulatory Office on 7 October 2015. As a NEMO, it is the entity responsible for Day-ahead and Intraday market coupling processes. In other words, NEMOs are organizations in charge of the operation of day-ahead and intraday integrated electricity markets in the EU.

Together with other European power exchanges designated as NEMOs, OTE, a.s. cooperates to fulfil its obligations to continue to further develop and operate the European electricity Single Day-Ahead and Intraday Coupling, in particular within the organization of all NEMOs, the so-called NEMO Committee, established to implement the requirements of the CACM Regulation.

More information can be found on the NEMO Committee website at www.nemo-committee.eu.

 

MCO Plan

On 14 April 2016, under Article 7 of the CACM Regulation, NEMOs submitted a proposal for a plan on how to jointly set up and perform the Market Coupling Operator Functions, the so-called MCO Plan, to all regulatory authorities ('NRAs') and to the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, ACER.

The MCO Plan was unanimously approved in its final version by all NRAs on 20 June 2017, and includes:

  • principles for the cooperation among all NEMOs and the establishment of the NEMO Committee with its roles and responsibilities,
  • draft agreements for cooperation between individual NEMOs,
  • formal adoption of PCR technical solution as a basis for an efficient implementation of the objectives for the Single Day-ahead Coupling ('SDAC') as set out in Article 36 of CACM Regulation,
  • formal adoption of XBID technical solution as a basis for an efficient implementation of the objectives for the Single Intraday Coupling ('SIDC') as set out in Article 36 of CACM Regulation,
  • a detailed description and the proposed roadmap for implementation of SDAC and SIDC, and
  • description of the expected impact of the terms and conditions or methodologies on the establishment and performance of the MCO function.

The MCO plan can be downloaded from the NEMO Committee website here .

Methodologies submitted pursuant to Article 9 of the CACM Regulation

Under Article 9(6) of the CACM Regulation, the Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) submitted proposals of the following terms and conditions or methodologies listed in the following table to all NRAs and ACER. The proposals were subject to public consultation (in line with Article 12 of the CACM Regulation). Details of the approval of each proposal are given in the following table.

Methodology Submitted Request for amendment Approved
All NEMOs proposal for the price coupling algorithm and for the continuous trading matching algorithm, also incorporating TSO and NEMO proposals for a common set of requirements, in accordance with Article 37(5) and 37 (1) of the CACM Regulation (Algorithm Methodology) By All NEMOs on February 14, 2017

By all NRAs on July 24, 2017

On January 30, 2018 escalated to ACER and in May 2018 a public consultation process conducted by ACER

By ACER on July 24, 2018
All NEMOs proposal for products that can be taken into account by NEMOs in single day-ahead and intraday coupling process in accordance with Article 40 and Article 53 of the CACM Regulation (DA and ID Products Methodology) By All NEMOs on February 14, 2017 By all NRAs on August 14, 2017 By all NRAs on January 24, 2018
All NEMOs proposal for the back-up methodology in accordance with Article 36(3) of the CACM Regulation (Back-up Methodology) By All NEMOs on February 17, 2017 By all NRAs on July 25, 2017 By all NRAs on January 24, 2018
All NEMOs proposal on harmonized maximum and minimum clearing prices to be applied in all bidding zones which participate in single day-ahead and single intraday couplings, in accordance with Art. 41 (2) and Art. 54 (2) of CACM (Harmonised min-max clearing price methodology) By All NEMOs on February 17, 2017 Escalated to ACER on August 2, 2017 and a public consultation process conducted by ACER on August 24, 2017 By ACER on November 14, 2017

Table 1 - Methodologies submitted according to Article 9 of the CACM Regulation


Links to individual methodologies can be found in the relevant section on the NEMO Committee website at
www.nemo-committee.eu/nemo_committee.