Procedure for constitution of strategic reserve for winter 2019-2020

In anticipation of an instruction by the Minister to constitute a given volume of Strategic Reserve in accordance with article 7 quater of the Electricity Law, Elia launches a public consultation on the "Procedure for Constitution of Strategic Reserve" for an entry into force at the latest on February 15th, 2019.

This consultation aims to receive any comments of market participants. The consultation period is set from Monday 17 December 2018 to Friday 25 January 2019, 6:00pm.

Document under consultation:

After the consultation period, Elia will gather all the remarks and feedbacks from the market parties. After review of these comments, Elia will integrate them into a Consultation Report together with Elia’s answers. Next to the Consultation Report, Elia will also publish these remarks and feedbacks of market participants (including names) on Elia's website, except if explicitly mention that the contribution should be considered confidential.

Elia will present its answers in the next Task Force "Implementation Strategic Reserves".

In total, Elia received feedback from 3 market parties of which all were non-confidential:

In this consultation report, Elia publishes a summary of received reactions to the consultation in order to inform market parties and to give its replies.

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