Allocations are reported to NetConnect
Germany by the relevant network operators in the form of ALOCAT
messages. The market area manager records and balances the allocations
received, and forwards them 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 by NetConnect Germany 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.To facilitate communications between network operators and balancing group managers, NetConnect Germany publishes the names of the individual company contacts. Balancing group managers who have successfully completed the admission procedure can find this information in the
of the Market Partner Portal.
According to Cooperation Agreement network operators may finitiate a unilateral clearing process for RLM allocations if the relevant balancing group manager has submitted no clearing number for RLM allocation clearing purposes to the network operator. For more information on this topic, please click here.