Under the new administrative ruling on gas balancing issued by the German federal regulator Bundesnetzagentur (so-called “GaBi 2.0” decision) the market area managers are required to set up two separate balancing neutrality mechanisms, one for non-daily metered SLP exit points and one for exit points that are equipped with a supply meter installation which records hourly consumption (RLM exit points), and to publish the cost and revenue items recorded in the corresponding balancing neutrality accounts.
The items recorded in the RLM balancing neutrality account represent the costs and revenues generated or incurred in connection with positive and negative daily and hourly energy imbalances, within day flexibility charges, purchases and sales effected in the course of external system balancing transactions (to the extent that such costs and revenues are attributable to the RLM balancing neutrality account), and any other costs and revenues related to the balancing activities undertaken by the market area manager (to the extent that such costs and revenues are attributable to the RLM balancing neutrality account).
The balancing neutrality account is published as soon as the final data is available, usually within three months after the end of the relevant month. Please note that costs which result from earlier periods but are billed later may lead to a change of published figures. This will in particular apply to costs calculated according to yearly distribution keys which are determined later. Until first calculation of yearly distribution keys costs not directly attributable to a balancing neutrality account will be allocated 50 % to each balancing neutrality account.
Information regarding the balancing neutrality account are provided here.