Monthly capacity

This page contains the monthly capacity forecasts and the capacity for auction for energy exchanges between Belgium and France and between Belgium and Netherlands

Monthly capacity forecasts and capacity for auction


From The Netherlands to Belgium
MonthNet transfer capacity NTC (MW) (1)Proposed capacity (2)Resales Y => MCapacity for auction (3)Determined on
January 20181200282028218/12/2017
February 20181200282028218/01/2018
March 2018950219021920/02/2018
From Belgium to The Netherlands
MonthNet transfer capacity NTC (MW) (1)Proposed capacity (2)Resales Y => MCapacity for auction (3)Determined on
January 20181200146014618/12/2017
February 20181200146014618/01/2018
March 2018950146014620/02/2018
From France to Belgium
MonthNet transfer capacity NTC (MW) (1)Proposed capacity (2)Resales Y => MCapacity for auction (3)Determined on
January 20182100275027518/12/2017
February 20182100275027519/01/2018
March 2018185000020/02/2018
From Belgium to France
MonthNet transfer capacity NTC (MW) (1)Proposed capacity (2)Resales Y => MCapacity for auction (3)Determined on
January 20181200550055018/12/2017
February 2018600250025019/01/2018
March 201860000020/02/2018

Capacity split rules

The above-mentioned monthly capacities are calculated in line with the rules on splitting capacity between different timeframes. The rules are described here: Split Rules. These rules were approved by the relevant regulators.

Net Transfer Capacity (NTC) (Ref. 1)

The Net Transfer Capacity (NTC) is the transfer capacity forecast agreed between Elia and its neighbouring transmission system operators (TSOs) for imports and exports across Belgium’s borders.

Visit Transmission capacity at borders for more information on the calculation mthod.

Proposed capacity (Ref. 2)

In accordance with the above split rules, the “proposed capacity” is calculated before yearly capacity resales are included in the monthly auction.

Capacity for auction (Ref. 3)

“Capacity for auction” is the sum of the proposed capacity and the resales of yearly capacity to the monthly auction. Monthly capacities are sold on the market via explicit auctions organised by JAO.EU, the joint auction office set up by a group of TSOs (including Elia).

Visit Cross-border mechanisms for more information on current mechanisms.

Capacity Calculation methodologies differ between time horizons

The long term (Year, Month & Week) capacity calculation is based on an NTC methodology while the daily capacity calculation process is based on the Flow-Based methodology. Forecast capacity for import and export in Elia’s control area will be influenced from both time horizons and methodologies. More information on the calculation methods is available here “methodology”.