Forward Capacity Allocation (FCA)
Principal objectives and contents
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1719 establishing a guideline on forward capacity allocation entered into force on 17 October 2016. The Regulation defines the modalities for the allocation of forward transmission capacity. The goal is to coordinate and harmonise year-ahead and month-ahead capacity calculation and allocation. The key elements of the Regulation include facilitating the allocation of long-term transmission rights by establishing a single allocation platform that incorporates harmonised allocation rules.
All public consultations concerning community obligations of the TSOs (both at European and regional level) can be found in the ENTSO-E consultation hub.
National consultations applying only to APG or Austria can be found in the APG document hub.
Approved requirements, terms and conditions and methodologies
The ENTSO-E website contains information on all European obligations of transmission system operators and on the obligations of the individual capacity calculation regions, arising both from the EU network codes and from Regulation (EU) 2019/943 on the internal market for electricity. There you will also find all methods concerning community (European or regional) obligations of the TSOs that have been approved by the regulatory authorities of capacity calculation regions or ACER.
Approved methods and specifications upon which APG’s national obligations are based can be found in the APG document hub.