ARP Contract

To be able to carry out its task, the Access Responsible Party (ARP) must have concluded an ARP contract with Elia.

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

Before an ARP contract can be concluded, a request must be submitted to Elia's Customers Support & Services Department.

Based on the business and contact information contained in the request, a contract will be drawn up and signed. The contract will only come into force once a bank guarantee has been deposited, as stated in Appendix 4 to the contract.

Once authorised, the ARP is added to the register of Access Responsible Parties.

Sample ARP contract

ARP contract (CREG Decision from 16 February 2017 (reference Decision (B) (B)1610) (PDF)

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