Elia is launching a consultation on modifications to the ARP contract and access contract


Elia is launching today, March 15th, a formal public consultation of the market players on modifications to the Access Responsible Party (ARP) contract and access contract.

The consultation period runs from March 15th to April 8th, 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 access contract applies to all access points at Elia grid for which the access holder has been granted access and which are recorded in the register of access points.

The changes to the ARP contract are required to take account of two evolutions: enlarging the sourcing of primary reserve implies to modify slightly the design of this ancillary service; integration of certain specific elements of the Regulation CACM in Belgium. Elia suggests completing ARP and access contracts with the notion of electronic signature and the rules relatives to electronic invoicing. Elia wants to take into account of the technological evolution and the digitalization of documents, to propose more modern contractual procedures to his customers.

Documents submitted to consultation are at disposal on Elia website.