General information about the allocation and allocation clearing processes


Allocations are reported by the relevant network operators in the form of ALOCAT messages.  Allocations 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.