Yearly capacity

This page contains the yearly capacity forecasts and the capacity for auction for energy exchanges between Belgium and France and between Belgium and Netherlands.

Yearly capacity forecasts and capacity for auction


From The Netherlands to Belgium
YearNet transfer capacity NTC (MW)Capacity for Auction (MW)Determined on
201294646809/12/2011
201394646806/12/2012
201494646827/11/2013
201594646805/12/2014
201695046823/11/2015
201795047318/11/2016
201895047314/11/2017
From Belgium to The Netherlands
YearNet transfer capacity NTC (MW)Capacity for Auction (MW)Determined on
201294646809/12/2011
2013112846806/12/2012
201494646827/11/2013
201594646805/12/2014
201695046823/11/2015
201795047318/11/2016
201895047314/11/2017
From France to Belgium
YearNet transfer capacity NTC (MW)Capacity for Auction (MW)Determined on
20121850145014/12/2011
20131850145013/12/2012
20141850145002/12/2013
20151850145017/12/2014
20161850145027/11/2015
201718500
201818000
From Belgium to France
YearNet transfer capacity NTC (MW)Capacity for Auction (MW)Determined on
201280040014/12/2011
201380040013/12/2012
201480040002/12/2013
201580040017/12/2014
201660020027/11/2015
20176000
20185000

Net Transfer Capacity (NTC)

The Net Transfer capacity (NTC) is the transfer capacity forecast agreed between Elia and its neighbouring transmission system operators (TSOs) for imports and exports across Belgium’s borders. Visit Transmission capacity at borders for more information on the calculation method.

Capacity for auction

Annual capacity is sold on the market via explicit auctions organised by JAO.EU, the auction office set up by a group of TSOs (including Elia).

Visit Cross-border mechanisms for more information on current mechanisms.

Capacity Calculation methodologies differ between time horizons

The long term (Year, Month & Week) capacity calculation is based on an NTC methodology while the daily capacity calculation process is based on the Flow-Based methodology. Forecast capacity for import and export in Elia’s control area will be influenced from both time horizons and methodologies.

More information on the calculation methods is available here “methodology”.