Elia is launching a consultation on modifications to the ARP contract


Elia is launching today, November 7th, a formal public consultation of the market players on modifications to the Access Responsible Party (ARP) contract.

The consultation period runs from November 7th to December 2nd, 2016 6pm.

The ARP contract sets out the balance-related rights and obligations of Elia and the ARP in order to maintain the balance in the control area. ARPs are direct customers, suppliers, generators or traders.

The changes to the ARP contract are required to take account of several evolutions. They are necessary to implement the new service of balancing for the ‘tertiary control energy', developed within the framework of the project BidLadder. Elia takes advantage of it to suggest completing the contract ARP with other points : evolution of some definitions to be aligned with the Regulation CACM, the abrogation of article 7§3 of the law electricity, clarifications proposed in article 18 and evolutions relative to product R3, finally the rules applicable to the balancing perimeter within the framework of a pilot project R2 non-CIPU.