FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.6

Could the Agency clarify if, on 1 January 2017, inside information web feeds will be collected from third party inside information platforms and from market participants or only from third party inside information platforms?


Answer:

Market participants and third parties acting on their behalf are obliged to provide the Agency with Inside Information web feeds according to Article 10(1) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 which entered into force on 7 January 2015. The Agency started the collection of Inside Information web feeds on 1 January 2017 through inside information platforms that publish Urgent Market Messages (UMMs) on behalf of market participants. The list of third party inside information platforms is available at https://www.acer-remit.eu/portal/list-inside-platforms.

The Agency is reviewing the approach for the disclosure of inside information in order to further improve the transparency of the market and enable the Agency itself to collect web feeds more efficiently.

RSS_Icon Last update: 08/01/2019  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.7

When should third party platforms be ready to provide inside information web feeds on behalf of market participants in compliance with the Agency’s technical standards?


Answer:

As of 1 January 2017 the Agency is collecting inside information through web feeds made available by inside information platforms. The Agency would expect the inside information platform providers that will be ready as of 1 January 2017 to notify the Agency by 30 November 2016 about the URLs they will use to publish web feeds according to the Agency’s Guidance on the implementation of web feeds for Inside Information Collection.

The Agency also invites those inside information platform providers that may be subject to any implementation delay of the technical standards to notify the Agency about the date by which they will be ready with the implementation in order to enable the Agency to collect the inside information efficiently, as defined in Article 10(1) of the Implementing Regulation. The Agency would expect that existing inside information platforms listed on the Agency’s REMIT Portal will provide web feeds for Inside Information Collection no later than 30 June 2017.

Both notifications should be sent to inside.information@acer.europa.eu by no later than 30 November 2016.

Inside Information Platforms not listed at the Agency’s REMIT Portal and able to provide the Agency with web feeds for Inside Information Collection only after 30 June 2017 can notify the Agency at any time. They would then be listed only once they are able to provide the Agency with web feeds.

RSS_Icon Last update: 08/01/2019  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.11

Particular situations of gas transmission unavailability – Example 1.

How should the event be properly presented by using the available daily capacity units (kWh/d)?

How to calculate and correctly publish the amount of available and unavailable capacity?

The Agency’s guidance and the format for the XMLs for “Unavailabilities for gas facilities” allow the usage of kWh/day or mcm/day as the only acceptable units for events related to gas transmission system unavailabilities.

Example: Publication of UMM in case of unavailability of gas transmission for an event that lasts several hours during a single gas day.

Case:

    • Event start: 2015-11-06 08:00
    • Event stop: 2015-11-06 14:00
    • Technical capacity in normal circumstances: 1000 kWh/h
    • The event lasts 6 hours during a single gas day and the value of the affected capacity is constant during the whole event

Description of the event and the capacity unavailability:

Gas day: 2015-11-06
Gas hour: Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h
6 1000 0
7 1000 0
8 50 950
9 50 950
10 50 950
11 50 950
12 50 950
13 50 950
14 1000 0
15 1000 0
16 1000 0
17 1000 0
18 1000 0
19 1000 0
20 1000 0
21 1000 0
22 1000 0
23 1000 0
24 1000 0
1 1000 0
2 1000 0
3 1000 0
4 1000 0
5 1000 0

Answer:

The new schema “REMITUMMGasSchema_V1.xsd” (available from: https://documents.acer-remit.eu/remit-reporting-user-package/mop-on-data-reporting/viii-xml-schema-for-inside-information-reporting/) contains also “kWh/h” as an allowed unit and the schema can be already used for gas inside information reporting.

The previous schema REMITUMMGasSchema_V1_OLD.xsd without the “kWh/h” unit is still supported by ARIS and can be used for gas inside information reporting. If the old schema is used the below conversion from kWh/d to kWh/h applies. In the future (expected time: 2019/2020) the Agency will discontinue using the OLD version of the schema. Provided example represents one event and is reportable with following elements:

Event start: 2015-11-06 08:00 – Event stop: 2015-11-06 14:00

  • the unavailable capacity is 950 kWh/h = 950*24 = 22800 kWh/d
  • the available capacity is 50 kWh/h = 50*24 = 1200 kWh/d

Technical capacity is 1000 kWh/h= 1000*24= 24000 kWh/d.

RSS_Icon Last update: 08/01/2019  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.12

Particular situations of gas transmission unavailability – Example 2.

How should the event be properly presented by using the daily capacity units (kWh/d) and how should the changing capacity values during the different hourly sub-periods be published?

By publishing one UMM message for the whole period – 3 days?

By publishing one UMM message for each gas day?

By publishing one UMM message for each of the sub-periods?

How to calculate and correctly publish the amount of available and unavailable capacity?

The Agency’s guidance and the format for the XMLs for “Unavailabilities for gas facilities”, allow the usage of kWh/day or mcm/day as the only acceptable units for events related to gas transmission system unavailabilities.

Example: Publication of UMM in case of unavailability of gas transmission for an event that lasts more than one gas day and contains sub-periods that differ in the number of the affected hours and the values of the available and unavailable capacity per day and per hour.

Case:

  • Event start: 2015-11-06  01:00
  • Event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00
  • Technical capacity in normal circumstances: 1000 kWh/h
  • The event lasts 3 gas days and contains 3 sub-periods that differ in the number of the affected hours and the values of the available and unavailable capacity per day and per hour, as follows:
    • 5 hours during the 1st gas day, the unavailability is 950 kWh/h
    • 24 hours during the 2nd gas day, for 20 hours the unavailability is 900 kWh/h and for 4 hours the unavailability is 850 kWh/h
    • 6 hours during the 3rd gas day, the unavailability is 850 kWh/h
    • The values of the available and unavailable capacity could vary each sub-period

Description of the event and the capacity unavailability:

Gas day: 2015-11-06 2015-11-07 2015-11-08
Gas hour: Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h
6 1000 0 100 900 150 850
7 1000 0 100 900 150 850
8 1000 0 100 900 150 850
9 1000 0 100 900 150 850
10 1000 0 100 900 150 850
11 1000 0 100 900 150 850
12 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
13 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
14 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
15 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
16 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
17 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
18 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
19 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
20 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
21 1000 0 100 900 1000 0
22 50 950 100 900 1000 0
23 50 950 100 900 1000 0
24 50 950 100 900 1000 0
1 50 950 100 900 1000 0
2 50 950 150 850 1000 0
3 50 950 150 850 1000 0
4 50 950 150 850 1000 0
5 50 950 150 850 1000 0

Answer:

The new schema “REMITUMMGasSchema_V1.xsd” (available from: https://documents.acer-remit.eu/remit-reporting-user-package/mop-on-data-reporting/viii-xml-schema-for-inside-information-reporting/) contains also “kWh/h” as an allowed unit and the schema can be already used for gas inside information reporting. The previous schema REMITUMMGasSchema_V1_OLD.xsd without the “kWh/h” unit is still supported by ARIS and can be used for gas inside information reporting. If the old schema is used the below conversion from kWh/d to kWh/h applies. In the future (expected time: 2019/2020) the Agency will discontinue using the OLD version of the schema.

The provided example consists of three events to be reported.

1) Event start: 2015-11-06 22:00 – Event stop: 2015-11-07 06:00:

  • the unavailable capacity is 950 kWh/h = 950*24 = 22800 kWh/d
  • the available capacity is 50 kWh/h = 50*24 = 1200 kWh/d

2) Event start: 2015-11-07 06:00 – Event stop: 2015-11-08 02:00:

  • the unavailable capacity is 900 kWh/h = 900*24=21600 kWh/d
  • the available capacity is 100 kWh/h = 100*24 = 2400 kWh/d

3) Event start: 2015-11-08 02:00 – Event stop: 2015-11-08 12:00:

  • the unavailable capacity is 850 kWh/h = 850*24=850*24=20400 kWh/d
  • the available capacity is 150 kWh/h = 150*24 = 3600 kWh/d

Technical capacity is 1000 kWh/h = 1000*24=24000 kWh/d.

RSS_Icon Last update: 08/01/2019  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.13

Particular situations of gas transmission unavailability – Example 3.

 

How should the event be properly presented by using the daily capacity units (kWh/d) and how should the changing capacity values during the different hourly sub-periods be published?

By publishing three UMM messages – one for each of the sub-periods as follow:

UMM 1_001= The 1st gas day (13:00-6:00) -> 950×17/24 = 672.9 kwh/d

UMM 2_001= The 2nd gas day (6:00-6:00) -> 950×24/24=950 kwh/d

UMM 3_001= The 3rd gas day (6:00- 18:00) -> 950×12/24 = 475 kwh/d

or

By publishing one UMM message for the whole period – 3 days?

UMM 1_001= [The 1st gas day (13:00-6:00) + The 2nd gas day (6:00-6:00) + The 3rd gas day (6:00- 18:00)] / 3 = (672.9 kwh/d +950 kwh/d +475 kwh/d) /3= 699.3 kwh/d

How to calculate and correctly publish the amount of available and unavailable capacity?

The Agency’s guidance and the format for the XMLs for “Unavailabilities for gas facilities”, allow the usage of kWh/day or mcm/day as the only acceptable units for events related to gas transmission system unavailabilities.

Example: Publication of UMM in case of unavailability of gas transmission for an event that lasts several gas days.

Case :

  • Event start: 2015-11-06 13:00
  • Event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00
  • Technical capacity in normal circumstances: 1000 kWh/h
  • The event lasts 3 gas days and contains 3 sub-periods, as follows:
    • 17 hours during the 1st gas day, the unavailable is 950 kWh/h
    • 24 hours during the 2nd  gas day,  the unavailable is 950 kWh/h
    • 12 hours during the 3rd gas day, the unavailable is 950 kWh/h

Description of the event and the capacity unavailability:

Gas day: 2015-11-06 2015-11-07 2015-11-08
Gas

hour:

Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h Available kWh/h Unavailable kWh/h
6 1000 0 50 950 50 950
7 1000 0 50 950 50 950
8 1000 0 50 950 50 950
9 1000 0 50 950 50 950
10 1000 0 50 950 50 950
11 1000 0 50 950 50 950
12 1000 0 50 950 50 950
13 50 950 50 950 50 950
14 50 950 50 950 50 950
15 50 950 50 950 50 950
16 50 950 50 950 50 950
17 50 950 50 950 50 950
18 50 950 50 950 1000 0
19 50 950 50 950 1000 0
20 50 950 50 950 1000 0
21 50 950 50 950 1000 0
22 50 950 50 950 1000 0
23 50 950 50 950 1000 0
24 50 950 50 950 1000 0
1 50 950 50 950 1000 0
2 50 950 50 950 1000 0
3 50 950 50 950 1000 0
4 50 950 50 950 1000 0
5 50 950 50 950 1000 0

Answer:

The new schema “REMITUMMGasSchema_V1.xsd” (available from: https://documents.acer-remit.eu/remit-reporting-user-package/mop-on-data-reporting/viii-xml-schema-for-inside-information-reporting/) contains also “kWh/h” as an allowed unit and the schema can be already used for gas inside information reporting.

The previous schema REMITUMMGasSchema_V1_OLD.xsd without the “kWh/h” unit is still supported by ARIS and can be used for gas inside information reporting. If the old schema is used the below conversion from kWh/d to kWh/h applies. In the future (expected time: 2019/2020) the Agency will discontinue using the OLD version of the schema.

The provided example represents one event with following elements:

Event start: 2015-11-06 13:00 – Event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00

  • the unavailable capacity is 950 kWh/h = 950*24 = 22800 kWh/d
  • the available capacity is 50 kWh/h = 50*24 = 1200 kWh/d

Technical capacity is 1000 kWh/h = 1000*24=24000 kWh/d.

RSS_Icon Last update: 08/01/2019  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.15

When will the Agency start collecting inside information web feeds from individual Market Participants’ websites?


Answer:

The Agency will not be collecting web feeds from Market Participants’ websites until further notice.

RSS_Icon Last update: 18/05/2017  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.16

How should this particular event be presented for inside information reporting on LNG deliverability restrictions (within UMM)?

Case: the event lasts more than one gas day.

  • Event start: 2015-11-06 01:00 (am)
  • Event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00

The event lasts 3 gas days and contains 3 sub-periods that differ in the number of the affected hours and the values of the availability and unavailability per day as follows:

Technical availability in normal circumstances: (6,78 GWh/h*24h) = 162,72 GWh per gas day

o 5 hours during the 1st gas day, the unavailability is 33,9 GWh

o 24 hours during the 2nd gas day, for 24 hours the unavailability is

162,72 GWh

o 12 hours during the 3rd gas day, the unavailability is 81,36 GWh

The values of the availability and unavailability could vary each sub-period.

Gas day: 2015-11-06 2015-11-07 2015-11-08
Gas

hour:

Availability

GWh/h

Unavailability

GWh/h

Availability

GWh/h

Unavailability

GWh/h

Availability

GWh/h

Unavailability

GWh/h

6 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
7 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
8 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
9 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
10 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
11 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
12 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
13 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
14 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
15 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
16 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
17 6,78 0 0 6,78 0 6,78
18 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
19 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
20 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
21 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
22 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
23 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
24 6,78 0 0 6,78 6,78 0
1 0 6,78 0 6,78 6,78 0
2 0 6,78 0 6,78 6,78 0
3 0 6,78 0 6,78 6,78 0
4 0 6,78 0 6,78 6,78 0
5 0 6,78 0 6,78 6,78 0
=128,82 GWh = 33,9 GWh = 0 GWh = 162,72 GWh = 81,36 GWh = 81,36 GWh

According to the Manual of Procedures (MoP) on data reporting: ANNEX VI Fundamental data reporting, VI.V XML SCHEMA FOR LNG DATA document, presentation of this event for LNG data on unavailability (within the fundamental data reporting to ACER) is:

Case:

  • Event start: 2015-11-06 01:00 (am)
  • Event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00

o 5 hours during the 1st gas day, the unavailability is 33,9 GWh

o 24 hours during the 2nd gas day, for 24 hours the unavailability is

162,72 GWh

o 12 hours during the 3rd gas day, the unavailability is 81,36 GWh

Then unavailability = (33,9 GWh + 162,72 GWh + 81,36GWh)/3 gas days = (277,98 GWh)/3 gas days = 92,66 GWh/d

Unavailability = average per gas day is 92,66 GWh/d

According to the Manual of Procedures (MoP): ANNEX VII Data fields for inside information reporting, UMM schema II. and FAQs on REMIT fundamental data and inside information collection (3rd edition, 15 November 2016) documents, the presentation of this event for inside information reporting on LNG deliverability restrictions (within UMM) should be:

There are three events and three UMMs are published:

The first UMM: 001_001

  1. Event start: 2015-11-06 01:00 (am) – event end: 2015-11-07 05:59:
  • the unavailability is 6,78 GWh/h * 5h = 33,9 GWh
  • the availability is 6,78 GWh/h * 19h= 128,82 GWh

The unavailability for the first gas day is 33,9 GWh

The second UMM:002_001

2) Event start: 2015-11-07 06:00 – event end: 2015-11-08 05:59

  • unavailability is 6,78 GWh/h * 24h = 162,72 GWh
  • the availability is 6,78 GWh/h * 0h= 0 GWh

The unavailability for the second gas day is 162,72 GWh

The third UMM:003_001

3) Event start: 2015-11-08 06:00 – event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00:

  • the unavailability is 6,78 GWh/h *12h=81,36 GWh
  • the availability is 6,78 GWh/h *12h =81,36 GWh

The unavailability for the second gas day is 81,36 GWh

Conclusion:

For this particular event:

  • ACER receives information within fundamental data reporting that the unavailability is, on average, 92,66 GWh per gas day for the whole event.

The market within UMM publications (and ACER within RSS for UMMs) receives information that the unavailability is respectively: 33,9 GWh (for the first gas day), 162,72 GWh (for the second gas day) and 81,36 GWh (for the third gas day).


Answer:

  1. Fundamental Data reporting

MoP on data reporting: The unavailability report is used to report any planned or unplanned unavailability of a facility for a gas day or period within a gas day. The unavailableCapacity shall be reported with a GWh/d unit.

In the example provided above one lngUnavailabilityReport shall be sent to the Agency:

lngUnavailabilityReport

  • unavailabilityStart: 2015-11-07 01:00 – unavailabilityEnd: 2015-08-18:00
  • unavailableCapacity: 6,78 GWh/h*24h/d=162,72 GWh/d

2. Inside Information

This is one event:

  • Event start: 2015-11-07 01:00 – Event stop: 2015-11-08 18:00
  • the unavailable capacity is 6,78 GWh/h = 6,78 GWh/h*24h/d = 162,72 GWh/d

Please note the recent update of the MoP on data reporting v 4.0; the GWh/d unit can be selected for LNG deliverability restrictions events.

 

RSS_Icon Last update: 18/05/2017  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.14

Unavailability of unit EIC for gas consumption units (inside information).

Field 16 requires an EIC for the identification of a physical asset. We received the information from market participants that the EIC issuing body for gas consumption units in Germany is not able to provide those codes before the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017. Therefore, it is rather likely that those codes are not available.

The issue does not refer to power production, storage or consumption units where code availability is no problem.

The respective field 16 would remain empty. We suggest to allow us to provide the inside information without EIC on a temporary basis.


Answer:

The above proposal is reasonable. Once the EIC codes are available they should be provided in the UMMs collected by the Agency.

RSS_Icon Last update: 15/11/2016  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.8

Where the “other market information” schema (annex VII .111) is produced by a market participant – does this require reporting through the “Storage Unavailability report” (pg 69)?

Our interpretation is that the “storage unavailability report” will not be sent where we are reporting “other market information”.


Answer:

The “Storage Unavailability Report” is designed for reporting of fundamental data according to Article 9(5) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 while the “Other market information” is designed for inside information reporting according to Article 10(1) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014. The reporting of the “Other market information” report does not replace the obligation to provide the “Storage Unavailability Report”.

RSS_Icon Last update: 15/11/2016  

FAQs on fundamental data and inside information – Question III.4.1.9

Thank you for the clarifications made in the FAQ on REMIT fundamental data and insider information collection.

Related to question 5.1.8 I have another question. According to the answer, all events shall be reported as per affected unit. This means that one event that affects three units shall be reported in three unique web feed messages.

Now considering the case of an event affecting one unit but with a time varying capacity (e.g. three different values for capacity for the different time frames). Shall this event also be reported as three separate web feed messages each containing only one capacity value?

Our proposal earlier was in this case was to only report the lowest capacity value. That solution would mean that one event maps to one web feed message. Depending on your answer to the question above, the alternative would be to map one event with three web feed messages when we have time varying capacity. In any case, our design is highly dependent on a clarification of the raised point and I hope you are able to give some guidance on this matter.


Answer:

The Agency has discussed possible solutions on how to report the above mentioned event during the Inside Information Platforms roundtable meetings and concluded the following guidance for the reporting of planned and unplanned unavailability:

Planned unavailability: three separate UMMs are published for each of the three intervals.

The three messages should be published with the same timestamps unless they are different events.

Unplanned unavailability: one UMM is published (e.g. at 10 am). The UMM will be updated at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. The three messages should have different timestamps.

RSS_Icon Last update: 15/11/2016  

RSS_Icon Subscribe to this Category’s RSS