BRP Contract

To be able to carry out its task, the Balance Responsible Party (BRP) must have concluded a BRP contract with Elia.

Any customer, supplier, generator or trader can sign a BRP contract. The BRP contract sets out the balance-related rights and obligations of Elia and the BRP. Elia must ensure that balance is maintained in the control area, whilst the BRP is responsible for maintaining quarter-hourly balance between total injections and total off-takes.

Before a BRP contract can be concluded, a request must be submitted to Elia's Customer Relations Department.

Based on the business and contact information contained in the request, a contract will be drawn up and signed. The contract will only enter into force once a bank guarantee has been deposited, as stated in the contract.

Once authorized, the BRP is added to the register of Balance Responsible Parties.

Conform Article 18 of the European Guideline on Electricity Balancing (EBGL) that entered into force on 23 November 2017, Elia proposed Terms and Conditions related to balance responsible parties (T&C BRP) which were publicly consulted to market players by Elia and approved by the CREG by Decision (B)1913/2 of 27 May 2019.

This T&C BRP comprises in annex the new Balance Responsible Party Contract (BRP Contract) that will replace the existing Access Responsible Party Contract (ARP Contract) and will come into effect three months after the CREG Decision (B)1913/2 of 27 May 2019.

Current version of the ARP contract valid until 26/08/2019:

ARP contract (amendments approved by the CREG Decision (B)1854 of 8 November 2018) – contract available in English (PDF).

The English version of the ARP contract is for information purposes only!

Future version of the BRP contract (as annex of the T&C BRP) as from 27/08/2019:

Following the CREG Decision (B)1913/2 of 27 May 2019 the BRP contract included in the T&C BRP, (available in English (PDF)) will enter into force on 27/08/2019

The English version of the T&C BRP is for information purposes only!

Informative documents:

  • Document comparing the final version of the BRP contract approved by the CREG on 27/05/2019 and the latest approved version of the ARP contract (taking into account the reorganization of the articles).
  • Additional information regarding the public consultation and the approval process can be consulted on the webpage of the public consultation.

Previous version of the ARP contract: