10 December 2019

Nemo Link Announces Transient Overload Facility

Nemo Link today announces that from 18th December 2019, the Maximum Physical Transfer Capacity (MPTC) of the interconnector will increase by 20MW for a period of 5 hours each day between 17:00-22:00 CET and will only be available in the direction Belgium to GB.

The design of the interconnector means that Nemo Link has the ability to operate the interconnector for short periods (e.g. 5 hours) in excess of its nominal continuous rating by taking advantage of the thermal characteristics of the plant and the in-built redundancy of the cooling systems. Increasing the flow of the interconnector by 20MW is therefore possible for a few hours.
 
Subject to the day ahead capacity calculation process, market participants will see an increase in Nemo Link’s unrestricted Day Ahead NTC to 1046MW between 17:00-22:00 CET in the day ahead auction on 17th December for delivery on 18th December as follows:

  Maximum Day-Ahead NTC at Importing End 17:00 – 22:00 CE(S)T  Maximum Day-Ahead NTC at Exporting End 17:00 – 22:00 CE(S)T 
BE to GB  1020 MW  1046 MW
GB to BE  1000 MW  1026 MW

Any unallocated capacity will flow through to intraday auctions, subject to a further intraday capacity calculation process.
 
If you have any questions please contact Nemo Link.

Nemo Link
Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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