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 SLP balancing neutrality account represent the costs and revenues generated or incurred in connection with SLP quantity reconciliation processes, purchases and sales effected in the course of external system balancing transactions, 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 SLP balancing neutrality account).
The balance of the SLP balancing neutrality account is calculated from the sums of the above expenditure and revenue items as they have been recognised in our accounts. Please note that not all items that must be recorded in the SLP balancing neutrality account will have been finally settled by the time the balance is published. This means that the published balance of the SLP balancing neutrality account may be subject to subsequent changes that are necessary to fully account for past periods.
Information regarding the balancing neutrality account are provided here