Position Paper

Transmission and Distribution Systems Balancing Activities Integration

• The gas Balancing NC already allows for locational products which can be used to resolve specific local operational issues regarding temporary insufficient network capacity.
• Without changing anything, the Balancing NC provides a solid basis to manage temporary insufficient capacity occurring at the distribution system level, by means of locational products activated at the transmission exit points towards distribution systems.
• The BAL NC does not inhibit the inclusion of standardised balancing products or flexibility services from sources further downstream these exit points (micro-locational products), where the relevant area (balancing zone) includes both the transmission system(s) and the distribution system(s). While the EU regulatory framework is compatible with this, advocacy at national level may be needed should there be local regulatory restrictions.