Allocations are reported by the relevant network operators in the form of ALOCAT
received are forwarded to the balancing group managers. For further
details about the applicable deadlines and time limits, please refer to
the best practice guideline on gas balancing group management published
by the energy industry associations BDEW/VKU/GEODE (“
Leitfaden Marktprozesse Bilanzkreismanagement Gas”).
Clearing allocations, i.e. allocations revising previously submitted
allocations, are accepted until the date
M+2M-10BD(-1CD) [delivery month + 2 months - 10 business days (- 1
calendar day)]. Please note that clearing allocations cannot be
submitted before 13:01 hours on D-1CD (for non-daily metered exit points
where daily gas flows are estimated based on standard load profiles,
so-called “SLP” points) or before M+15BD (for other physical points).
Before any clearing allocations can be received, the balancing group
manager affected must request a clearing number and communicate that
number to the relevant network operator. The clearing number must be
quoted by the network operator when sending in the clearing allocations.