Summary of AEEG Resolutions

ARG/elt Resolutions 5/10, 100/10 and 207/10

With this decision, the Authority has modified the conditions for the dispatching of non-programmable renewable sources, revoking at the same time Resolution no. 330/07. The interventions mainly refer to four aspects:

  1. remuneration modalities of the lack of wind energy production deriving from the implementation of dispatching orders given by Terna;
  2. the definition of grid services to which wind power production plants are subjected. In order to take account of the specific nature of wind power units, Terna modifies Grid Code Attachments A6 and A13, after consultation with the operators and subsequent approval by the Authority. With regard to Attachment A17 and without prejudice to the requirements established for new plant, a procedure is introduced for the voluntary alignment of existing plant. With Resolution ARG/elt 207/10, a budget has been established for Terna for the remuneration of existing manufacturers intending to adapt to the provision of grid services, in accordance with the terms and conditions defined by Terna, establishing that 5% of expenses sustained for the adaptation shall be deducted from the Terna incentive for the provisioning of dispatching resources pursuant to Resolution 351/07; 
  3. incentives for accurate forecasting by the units powered by renewable sources that cannot be planned (change to Resolution 111/06 in order to introduce incentives whereby Terna recognises a fee for accurate forecasting to the Dispatching Users who own such units);
  4. further instructions to Terna for improvement of the dispatching service.

With Resolution ARG/elt 100/10, the Authority has positively checked the modification proposals of Attachments A6 and A13 of the Network Code, and the proposal to define the methods of use of the remote switch-off applied to wind farms prepared by Terna S.p.A. The documents in question had been subjected to the ordinary update procedure of the Network Code as per paragraph 14.2; said paragraph sets out that, before the Authority’s approval, the subjects interested are consulted and the opinion of the Users’ Consultative Committee is obtained, pursuant to art. 1, paragraph 4 of DPCM dated 11 May 2004.

ARG/elt Resolution 15/10

By this resolution, issued pursuant to art. 1 of Law Decree 3 dated 25 January 2010, concerning urgent measures to guarantee the certain supply of electricity to the largest islands, the Authority has established the conditions applying to the service of instantly reducing the withdrawal of electricity on the largest islands (Sicily and Sardinia).
The resolution defines the characteristics of the service that differs from the interruptibility service covered by Resolution 289/06 (given the special nature of the resources procured on the islands).
In particular, the resolution envisages that Terna:

  • defines the minimum technical and functional requirements of the plant at the withdrawal points;
  • defines the minimum performance required for the resources which can be reduced instantaneously, with reference to the power which can be reduced instantaneously and the modality for the verification by Terna of such performance;
  • assigns the service by means of descending price bidding procedures, starting from the annual amount of 300,000 €/MW/year (value which corresponds to double the annual rate for the service of instantaneous interruptibility);
  • recognises a variable remuneration of 3,000 €/MW for the reductions exceeding 20 per year;
  • arranges for and forwards to AEEG for approval, the notification and related contract and updates urgently, outside the ordinary update procedures, the Grid Code.

With Resolution ARG/elt 19/10, the Authority has approved with certain additions the Regulations governing the competitive procedures for the procurement of resources that can be reduced instantly, together with the standard contract prepared by Terna pursuant to Resolution ARG/elt 15/10.

ARG/elt Resolution 19/10

With this decision, the Authority has approved, with a few integrations, the Regulation concerning the tendering procedures for the supply of the resources which can be reduced instantaneously and the related contractual scheme arranged by Terna pursuant to the Resolution ARG/elt 15/10. In particular, the resolution foresees that Terna’s proposal is integrated for:

  • including adequate regulations free of charge for the operators in the event of inefficiencies, of any kind, of the service of load instantaneous reduction;
  • allowing the widest possible adhesion of the subjects capable of providing the service and that, in particular:
    • admission to the competitive procedures of those end-customer sites with medium voltage connections that are able to offer a service with at least the minimum effectiveness characteristics identified by Terna;
    • express inclusion in the competitive procedures of end-customer sites that are not connected to the grid with an obligation to connect third parties.

ARG/elt Resolution 28/10

With this decision, the Authority has verified the full compliance of Terna to the conditions for accessing the reward for the activities related to the reduction of volumes moved on the ancillary services market, quantifying the reward to be recognised to Terna on the basis of the incentives scheme for the supply of resources for the service of energy dispatching for 2009 regulated by AEEG Resolution no. 351/07 of 29 December 2007.
In particular, Terna will receive incentives of € 40 million via update of the DIS component for 2011.

ARG/elt Resolution 32/10

With this decision, the Authority has postponed to 1 July 2010 the effectiveness of the mitigation services provided by the distribution companies for the continuity in the event of outages which affect plant directly connected to the National Transmission Grid, in accordance with article 10 of Annex A to the AEEG Resolution no. 341/07 of 27 December 2007. Contextually, the Authority has started a procedure for the definition of the management modalities of the items related to the mitigation services.

ARG/elt Resolution 38/10

With this decision, the Authority has modified Resolution ARG/elt 90/09, by foreseeing that, for the purposes of implementing Resolutions no. 27/99, no. 42/02 and no. 188/06, CIP 6 generation units and/or units producing both electricity and heat that are not authorised for dispatching, for which Terna has established generation restrictions for the purpose of ensuring the operational safety of the national electrical system, may exclude the period to which the generation restrictions imposed and the generation limitation refer, as such restrictions are outside the control of the generators. With regard to Terna, by 31 January of each year, the Company must send the producer, the dispatching user, the GSE and the Authority, a register of production obligations for each production unit concerned.

ARG/elt Resolution 50/10

By this resolution, the Authority has introduced modifications and additions to the combined text for the monitoring of the wholesale electricity market and the dispatching services market (TIMM), referred to in Resolution ARG/elt 115/08.
In particular, with this resolution, the Authority:

  • reserves the right to introduce an incentives mechanism for rewarding Terna for the realisation of activities which are deemed strategic by the Authority, by set deadlines;
  • states the modality for covering costs related to performing monitoring activities and potential rewards related to the previous year which will be included in the DIS of the following year;
  • modifies Annex B of TIMM for keeping into account the market reform for the dispatching service;
  • requires Terna to create a simulator of the dispatching services market in order to carry out what-if analyses at the planning stage.

ARG/elt Resolution 51/10

With this decision, the Authority has modified Resolution ARG/elt 179/09, for keeping into account the regulations of art. 2 of Law Decree no. 3 of 25 January 2010, as converted into Law 41 dated 22 March 2010. This resolution modifies the provisions of Resolution 179/09 in order to make them applicable to the parties selected for the financing of interconnectors under the competitive procedures organised by Terna pursuant to art. 2 of Law 41/10, and defines the fees for virtual interconnection across the border with Austria, making it the same as that for the borders with Slovenia and France (35,000 €/MW/year) given the technical similarities of the link. The parties selected under the new competitive procedures may make use of the virtual importation service from 1 April 2010, and, to this end, must sign a contract with Terna for such virtual importation service.

ARG/elt Resolutions 52/10 and 66/10

By these resolutions, having considered the opinion of the Ministry for Economic Development, the Authority has identified the internal usage grids pursuant to art. 33 of Law 99 dated 23 July 2009. In particular, two lists have been defined:

  1. a list of electricity grids classifiable as internal usage grids pursuant to Law 99/09, which include those grids with an obligation to connect third parties, since it was deemed appropriate to safeguard and not discriminate against longestablished entrepreneurial situations, principally in the chemicals sector. In this regard, the Authority has clarified that the inclusion of these grids in the list of internal usage grids does not exonerate their operators from the obligation to connect third parties;
  2. a list of electricity grids that do not meet the requirements for being internal usage grids established by Law 99/09, which include the internal grids of self-producers, being those grids that connect units of production and consumption that are owned by the same legal entity or the same group of companies.

ARG/com Resolution 57/10

By this resolution, the Authority has introduced certain modifications to Resolution 11/07 and the related attachment (the Unbundling text), in order to comply with the rulings of the Council of State following the appeals filed against Resolution 11/07.
In accordance with these rulings, the resolution essentially envisages that:

  • a vertically-integrated company may manage at the same time, without any obligation for functional unbundling, the activities of transmission, dispatching, distribution and metering of electricity, since the Council of State considered unjustified the inclusion of metering activities in the list of activities for which functional unbundling is required;
  • the components of the independent operator, for all activities covered by art. 7.1 (activities requiring functional unbundling) comprise: the directors, or the members of the operating board, and the senior managers (i.e., general managers and key managers).

The resolution also:

  • repeals Resolution ARG/com 132/08, which established guidelines for preparation of the compliance programme by the independent operator;
  • envisages the exemption of vertically-integrated companies from specific requirements for functional unbundling when they provide the service solely via the use of infrastructure exempted from the requirement to allow third parties access to 100% of the capacity;
  • envisages certain exceptions to the functional unbundling requirements. In particular, the resolution allows joint management, without a requirement for functional unbundling, of the activities referred to in art. 7.1 of the Unbundling text, as well as:
    a) foreign activities, when they relate solely to the same activities referred to in art. 7.1 of the Unbundling text carried out in Italy;

    b)other activities, on condition that they are carried out under concession and/or relate to public service monopolies that use grid infrastructure;
  • corrects certain errors of substance and makes additions and changes to parts V and VI of the Unbundling text regarding the requirements for accounting unbundling.

ARG/elt Resolution 59/10

By this resolution, following an appeal to the Lombardy Administrative Court against certain provisions contained in Resolution 348/07 and while awaiting a ruling from the Council of State, the Authority establishes as a transitional exception to the provisions of Resolution 348/07, for the years of the regulatory period 2008, 2009 and 2010 and solely for users with a nominal power in excess of 220 kV, that the ρ3(disAT) component is not applied to cover the cost of the high voltage distribution service referred to in art. 6 of the TIT and that a specific tariff component, TRASprov, is applied to cover the cost of the transmission service. The TRASprov component for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 takes the values of, respectively, 0.282, 0.298 and 0.336 eurocents per kWh.
The lower revenue deriving from the introduction of this transitional arrangement will be offset by the electricity sector's equalisation fund, using the general compensation mechanisms envisaged in Resolution 348/07.

GOP Resolution 19/10

By this resolution, the Authority has established the contribution for the functioning of the Authority in 2010. In particular, by this resolution the Authority:

  • confirms the 2010 contribution to the Authority's functioning costs, pursuant to Law 481 dated 14 November 1995, and subsequent amendments and additions, as 0.03 percent of the revenue reported in the approved 2009 financial statements of the parties operating in the relevant sectors;
  • establishes that the contribution from parties operating in the electricity and gas sectors be paid by 31 July 2010;
  • establishes that, by 15 September 2010, the parties required to pay the contribution shall send information about such contribution to the Authority, using the electronic communication system introduced in Resolution GOP 35/08.

ARG/elt Resolutions 65/10, 121/10 and 187/10

By these resolutions, with regard to the competitive procedures for assignment of the interconnector capacity referred to in art. 2, paragraph 1 of Law Decree 3 dated 25 January 2010, as converted into Law 41 dated 22 March 2010, Terna is given specific instructions designed to ensure the actual availability to the system of additional interruptible resources. In particular, the Authority has considered it appropriate for:

  • Terna to re-determine the guarantees required from participants in the competitive procedure for the financing of the interconnector on the basis indicated in the resolution;
  • Terna to check that the projects presented with reference to loads different to those who already provide the instantaneous interruption service, are able to guarantee provision of the instantaneous interruption service for the specified loads in accordance with the regulatory requirements;
  • Terna to send the Authority a detailed report on the above-mentioned checks;
  • Terna to assign the quotas for the financing of the interconnection with Austria with priority assignment in two successive steps:
    • temporary assignment solely to those parties who already provide an instantaneous interruption service and which are additional to those assigned at 31 December 2007;
    • re-assignment by 30 November 2010, to the parties included in the point above and to those parties who commit to making an instantaneous interruption service available by 31 March 2011, and which pass the checks mentioned above; The terms and conditions for this assignment were subsequently amended by Resolution ARG/elt 187/10.

Lastly, the resolution envisages that any differences incurred by Terna shall be settled via the uplift fee. By Resolution ARG/elt 121/10, the Authority also established that by 15 November 2010 for subjects who have applied to take part in the above procedure (500 MW) should confirm the unconditional commitment to make available the “future” interruptible resources on the basis of which the request was made.

ARG/elt Resolutions 55/10 and 77/10

By these resolutions, in the context of activities to monitor the wholesale electricity market and the dispatching services market (TIMM), the Authority has:

  1. quantified as € 454,200 the costs incurred by Terna in 2009 on performing the activities associated with the monitoring function; such costs are covered by the fee recognised for the coverage of Terna's 2011 operating costs determined by the Authority pursuant to art. 3 of Resolution ARG/elt 351/07 (DIS 2011).
  2. approved the plans for the data warehouse project, the plan for the dispatching service market simulator and the plan for the fuel consumption platform project, directing Terna to prepare user manuals for each project.

ARG/elt Resolution 87/10

This resolution from the Authority strengthens the incentives for the activation of new transmission infrastructure considered strategic for the development of competition. In particular, the Authority has introduced an optional incentive mechanism that uplifts the remuneration of construction in progress on strategic works (those included in category I3 of Resolution 348/07), on condition that a subset of such works enters into service by the established date.

ARG/elt Resolution 99/10

By this resolution, the Authority has given instructions for the incentive regulation of the quality of the electricity transmission service and governing the mitigation services provided by distributors to ensure continuity, pursuant to Attachment A of Resolution 341/07 dated 27 December 2007, with reference to:

  • the scope of application of the rules for transmission service quality;
  • the definition and remuneration of the mitigation services.

In relation to the first aspect, the TELAT grid has been excluded from the application of the incentive regulation of the quality of the transmission service until the end of the current regulatory period.
With regard to the governance of mitigation services, the resolution envisages:

  • the remuneration of mitigation services on a decreasing basis with reference to the duration of the interruption and differentiating between transformation plants connected directly or indirectly to the NTG at 31 December 2008;
  • a specific “ceiling” on Terna's total payments for mitigation service fees and a “ceiling” for each interruption;
  • exclusion from the application of mitigation services of interruptions due to force majeure, external factors or insufficient resources;
  • neutralisation of the mitigation services for problems originated by certain configurations of the TELAT grid (radial grid configurations), up to the alternative supply of 90% of end customers;
  • a mechanism of deductions from the remuneration of mitigation services if the distributor does not open/close the power lines using remote systems for the control of the procedures;
  • specific disclosure requirements for distributors in order to be remunerated for the service.

ARG/elt Resolution 103/10

By this resolution, the Authority has introduced modifications and additions to Attachments A (TIT) and B (TIC) of Resolution 348/07 and to Resolution ARG/elt 67/10, as well as transitional arrangements for temporary connections to the distribution grids, with particular reference - as far as Terna is concerned - to the following aspects:

  • payment of grid transmission fees on station ancillary services. Given that pursuant to art. 16.4 of the TIT, the withdrawal of electricity to fuel ancillary generation services are excluded from the application of transmission and distribution fees, while each distributor, pursuant to arts. 13 and 14 of the TIT, makes payments deriving from the charging of grid transmission fees in relation to quantities of electricity that do not take account of the above exemption, the resolution envisages that this lower revenue for the distributor shall be offset as part of the equalisation mechanism for the distribution costs applying to the medium and low-voltage grids, referred to in art. 38 of the TIT, and that such offset be recognised from the first year of application of the exemption, which was 2008;
  • possibility for the owner of a withdrawal point to waive part of the power available, although such waiver will not give a right to the return of the connection fee already paid for the previous level of power available, while any subsequent requirements to increase the power will be subject to the application of a connection fee that includes the level of power previously waived. To this end, the definition of available power referred to in art. 1.1 of the TIT has been modified.

ARG/elt Resolution 112/10

With this resolution the Authority defined, on the basis of a proposal elaborated by Terna, the Index of Reliability “IA” for the purposes of calculating the failure to generate wind power. The definition of said index was set out by Resolution ARG/elt 5/10, with which the Authority dictated new methods of remuneration for failure by wind farms to produce energy due to the implementation of dispatching orders imposed by Terna to ensure the safety of the electrical system. The IA index is an indicator of the level of reliability of the dispatching user, in relation to a determined wind power production unit, in complying with the dispatching orders issued by Terna; this is valid only for the purposes of calculating the failure to produce wind power, notwithstanding the provisions of the Network Code in relation to the consequences arising from failure to comply with Terna’s dispatching orders.

ARG/elt Resolution 124/10

With this resolution the Authority has set up a system for the Management of Production Plants and Units’ Unique Data (GAUDÌ) and for the rationalisation of information flows between the various subjects operating in the sector of electricity production. The resolution contains instructions for:

  1. the rationalisation of information flows between the various subjects operating in the electricity sector, aimed at simplifying process and reducing the tasks arising from electricity operators’ information obligations;
  2. the completion of the process, started with Resolution ARG/elt 205/08, to set up a unique data system at national level for electricity production plants and relative production units, which would allow production plants to be identified unequivocally;
  3. the integration, within GAUDÌ, of a control panel that can highlight the sequence of phases that characterise the processes of network connection and admission to the electricity market.

ARG/elt Resolutions 125/10 and 173/10

With this resolution the Authority has introduced changes and additions to the Authority for Electricity and Gas’s Resolution ARG/elt 99/08 in matters of technical and economic conditions for grid connection, with the obligation of connecting third parties to production plants (TICA), also in order to manage more profitably the applications for connection and accepted estimates, reducing possible instances of occupying the grid’s transport capacity in the absence of the concrete realisation of the electricity production plant.
The main new features introduced by the resolution can be summarised as follows:

  • the preparation by Terna and distributing companies with at least 100,000 customers, by 30 June 2011, of a computer portal aimed at managing the complementary connection procedure to the system implemented by Terna for the purpose of the so-called “GAUDÌ” system;
  • the definition and publication, by 30 June 2011, by Terna and the distribution companies with at least one primary booth, of the atlases relating respectively to the grids in high, very high voltage and primary HV/MV booths in order to provide quality indications on the availability of production capacity;
  • the possibility for Terna of activating open season procedures in critical areas covering six-month periods, in order to allow for a joint analysis of more than one request for connection and consequently plan the necessary grid development more appropriately;
  • the forecast for further hypotheses of forfeiture of estimates presented;
  • the definition by Terna of specific technical and economic conditions in the event of connections of production plants to the NTG with voltage levels of below 220 kV;
  • the introduction of a “guarantee for the booking of additional capacity” over and above that already forecast upon payment of connection fees, in the form of a caution deposit or bank security guarantee, for requests for connections in critical areas or on critical lines.

With Resolution ARG/elt 173/10, the Authority approved Terna's proposal incorporating the methodology by which to define critical areas and critical lines in high and extremely high voltage, prepared in accordance with article 4.2 of Attachment A to Resolution ARG/elt 125/10. By order of the Regional Administrative Court of Lombardy, filed on 13 January 2011, whilst awaiting sentencing, the effects of Resolutions ARG/elt 125/10 and 173/10 have been suspended as regards to parts concerning financial guarantees.

ARG/elt Resolution 126/10

By this provision, the Authority has made changes and supplements to AEEG Resolution no. 88/07 of 11 April 2007, establishing that, with effect as from 1 January 2011. Terna, as subject responsible for the collection, validation and registration of electricity inserted relatively to the points of input located on its own grid, becomes responsible for the same activities in the measure of the electricity produced in case of several production plants with nominal power exceeding 20 kW that share a single concession point, or in the case in which this is functional to the correct implementation of current regulations.

ARG/elt Resolution 129/10

With this resolution the Authority introduced changes and additions to the instructions as per Attachment A to the Authority for Electricity and Gas’s Resolution 30 July 2009 ARG/elt 107/09 (Combined settlement text, TIS) setting out, amongst other things, specific registration and archival obligations, for a minimum of 5 years, of the data communicated by the distributors to Terna, pursuant to articles 37 and 38 of the TIS; it also sets out that Terna establish and notify the distributors of the characteristics of unique identification and traceability of the data communicated by the distributors of reference, also requiring Terna to add such provisions to the Network Code.
The same resolution, from 1 January 2011:

  • eliminates the fee for aggregating the input measures paid by each dispatching user to Terna to take account of the fact that said service is already remunerated through the DIS component;
  • it confirms distributors’ pooling for the purposes of aggregation of measures, eliminating the pooling of work of subjects identified with public evidence procedures starting from 2011;
  • re-determines the measurement aggregation fees;
  • it introduces premiums and penalties to be applied to distributors on the basis of compliance with the performance parameters of effectiveness and efficiency of collection aggregation;
  • it introduces a system of automatic indemnities to be recognised to dispatching users connected to the fulfilment of distributors’ information obligations in the context of measure aggregation.

ARG/elt Resolution 130/10

With this resolution the Authority approved, with some changes, Terna’s proposal for NTG development pursuant to paragraph 11.2 of the Authority for electricity and gas’s Resolution 11 June 2008, ARG/elt 87/10 (milestone), relative to the extra remuneration mechanism for works in progress relative to development work of category I3 for the period 2010-2011 (Resolution ARG/elt 87/10).

ARG/elt Resolutions 143/10 and 243/10

By these provisions, the Authority has expressed an opinion on the Market Coupling project for the interconnection of Italy- Slovenia as from 1 January 2011. More specifically, by Resolution ARG/elt 143/10, it approved the approved the Master Agreement scheme prepared between network operators and Italian and Slovenian electricity markets, including objectives and criteria to manage congestion on the Italy-Slovenia interconnection through a mechanism of Market Coupling, setting out that:

  • for 2011, financial income and expense deriving from Terna exercising the role of “shipping agent” shall be ascrive separately and respectively to increase and reduce the fee as per article 44 of Resolution 111/06;
  • income from the implementation of Market Coupling on the Slovenia-Italy interconnection to assign the capacity of daily interconnection for 2011 and due to Terna shall be used to reduce the fees to access the grid for all the national electrical system’s final users through reducing the fee for providing the resources to the market for dispatching services as per article 44 of Resolution 111/06, maintaining separate evidence of the various financial items that concur to its determination.

By Resolution ARG/elt 243/10 the Authority approved the “Pentalateral Agreement” scheme setting out the operative procedures aiming to implement Market Coupling between Italy and Slovenia. The resolution also establishes that all financial income/expense accrued by Terna by virtue of its role as Shipping Agent shall be calculated by Terna on the basis of the same interest rate used to define the uplift, and that Terna shall be released of all charges and costs relating to the implementation of market coupling and connected to the role of shipping agent.

ARG/elt Resolution 160/10

With this resolution the Authority approved Terna’s proposal, including the Regulation for virtual importation auctions as per the Authority for Electricity and Gas’s Resolution 20 November 2009 ARG/elt 179/09 for 2011.

ARG/elt Resolutions 161/10, 222/10 and 247/10

With these measures, the Authority amended Resolution no. 111/06 with regard to plants essential to electricity system security. Specifically, the Authority has:

  • amended the criteria by which to determine the fees to be recognised to said plants, considering it appropriate to standardise, as far as possible, the criteria and procedures for determining fees (Resolution ARG/elt 161/10);
  • approved Terna's proposals with regards to the definition of some variable cost items recognised for 2011, also amending the criteria for preparing bids on the market of the energy for essential plants (Resolutions ARG/elt 222/10 and 247/10);
  • made their decisions with regards to the application to be admitted to the regime for the re-integration of costs presented by dispatching users in accordance with article 63, paragraph 63.11 of Attachment A to Resolution no. 111/06 for 2011 and thereon, approving the requests for admission to the re integration of costs of the essential plants included on the list published by Terna (Resolution ARG/elt 247/10).

ARG/elt Resolutions 162/10 and 210/10

With this resolution the Authority defined, on the basis of the elements provided by Terna, its decision in fulfilment of provisions as per art. 65-bis, paragraph 65-bis.3, of the Authority’s Resolution 9 June 2006 111/06 in the matter of the contracting of plants essential for safety (alternative methods to absolve the obligations of offer deriving from owning essential plants). These elements are transmitted from the Authority to the interested operators and Terna.

ARG/elt Resolution 166/10

By this resolution, the Authority has amended and supplemented Attachment A to AEEG Resolution no. 48/04 of 27 March 2004 on further payments for the remuneration of available production capacity pursuant to article 36 of the attachment. The main change in the calculation method consists of considering the difference between the market prices of the various areas and territorial distribution of operator production capacity in order to provide support to producers with plants situated mainly in market areas featuring an excess supply or export constraints, and encourage a suitable supply of electricity in the national grid system.

Resolution ARG/elt 172/10 and decision by the Markets director of 16 December 2010

By Resolution ARG/elt 172/10, the Authority instructed Terna on the supplements to the Grid Code concerning applicative rules for the governance of settlement and the determination of the uplift fee with amendments and supplements to Attachment A to AEEG Resolution no. 111/06 of 9 June 2006 and Attachment A to Resolution ARG/elt 107/09 of 30 July 2009 (Combined Settlement Text, TIS). More specifically, this resolution:

  • amended the interest rate to be applied in order to determine the uplift fee – establishing it as Euribor 12 months increased by 1%;
  • considers the conclusive proposal of the forum conducted by Terna with the operators on the completion of the update and maintenance rules of the code identifying points of distribution (POD) as having been positively checked and establishes that Terna shall update and supplement the Grid Code with this proposal;
  • establishes that as from 1 April 2011, Terna shall publish and keep up-to-date on its website, a list of distributor companies and the related identification codes, in addition to the historical record of corporate changes;
  • requires Terna to present a proposed supplement to the Grid Code, no later than 30 June 2011, incorporating applicative rules of the settlement regulation in cases where the ownership structure of the distribution grids should change, in accordance with the methods subsequently defined by the Decision of the Market Management Director on 16 December 2010.

ARG/elt Resolution 180/10

By this resolution, the Authority approved the proposal presented by Terna on the definition of the items for calculating the variable cost recognised to essential plants, at the same time amending the definition of some variable cost items recognised.

ARG/elt Resolution 181/10

By this resolution, the Authority has defined the conditions for the supply of incentive tariffs in effect as from 1 January 2011 for photovoltaic production (the “Third Energy Account”). With reference to the measurement of electricity produced, this resolution, confirming that already envisaged by Resolution no. 90/07 for the previous incentive regime, establishes that Terna shall provide the GSE with records of measurements:

  • of the electricity produced, should Terna be responsible for the collection, validation and registration in accordance with Resolution 88/07;
  • of the electricity emitted, as the party responsible for the collection, validation and registration in accordance with the TIT.

ARG/elt Resolution 186/10

By this resolution, the Authority has specified the volumes of electricity taken as reference for the purpose of determining the transmission tariffs for 2009 and relevant for the revenue level guarantee mechanism recognised for the transmission service in accordance with article 4 of AEEG Resolution ARG/elt 188/08 of 19 December 2008. On the basis of the difference between total energy volumes for 2009 and the reference volumes specified, the economic items have thus been determined as guarantee of the revenue recognised to the transmission service, for a total amount of € 56,326,693.

ARG/elt Resolutions 187/10 and 212/10

By this resolution, the Authority issued provisions regarding Terna’s procedures for the forward provisioning of interruptible resources for 2011-2013.
In general terms, the provision confirms the regulation of the interruptibility service in force in the previous three-year period, but alters the assignment mechanism to adjust it to the provisions of Law 99/09 and 41/10. More specifically, the resolution establishes that the service shall be allocated through lowest-bid procedures starting from a reserve rebate of 150,000 €/MW/year in the event of instant interruptibility and 100,000 €/MW/year in the event of emergency interruptibility with the assignment of the marginal rebate in the event of a quantity required that is above that available or, vice versa, the marginal rebate.

The resolution also establishes:

  • the provisioning of instantly and emergency interruptible resources for preference, for the entire period 2011-2013. Any quantities not provisioned through three-year contracts must be provisioned through progressively shorter contracts;
  • an assignment “reserved“ to principals of instantly interruptible resources who have presented a request to partecipate in the financing of the interconnector on the Austrian border (500 MW). On the basis of that established by the resolution, Terna has defined and transmitted a proposed regulation to the Authority, for the procedures of assignment and contractual layout for the supply of the interruptibility service. The proposed regulation was subsequently approved by Resolution ARG/elt 212/10.

ARG/elt Resolution 211/10

By this resolution, the Authority has:

  • issued a favourable assessment of the proposed Attachments A.54 and A.66 to the Grid Code, prepared by Terna in accordance with Resolution ARG/elt 99/10 and respectively incorporating “Classification and registration of energy not supplied to users directly and indirectly connected to the NTG” and “Procedure for determining mitigation services to distributor companies”;
  • asked Terna to supplement the proposed amendment of the Grid Code - prepared by Terna S.p.A. in order to implement, as from 1 January 2011, the supplement, in functional terms, of the infra-day energy market with the Ancillary Services Market - and to send the Authority this new proposed amendment of the Grid Code, for verification of compliance, with it being forecast that the new proposed amendment of the Grid Code will be issued with a favourable assessment once terms of 10 days have expired as from its receipt, with no notice to the contrary having been provided. The new proposal sent by Terna has been approved by tacit assent.

ARG/elt Resolution 221/10

By this resolution, the Authority has approved Terna's proposal to implement the competitive procedure for the assignment of instruments to hedge the risk of volatility of fess for the assignment of transport capacity (CCC) for 2011.

ARG/elt Resolution 228/10

With Resolution ARG/elt 228/10, the Authority has established the update of transmission tariffs for 2011. In particular:

  • the grid transmission fee item for transmission services for distribution companies has gone from 0.388 to 0.416 €/kWh;
  • the grid transmission fee elements* pursuant to paragraph 13.3 of the TIT have gone from 0.0510 to 0.0512 c€/kWh, including the application of the revenue guarantee mechanism introduced by Resolution 188/08.

ARG/elt Resolution 230/10

By this resolution, the Authority has recognised the covering of costs estimated for 2010 and 2011 for the performing of activities associated with the monitoring function pursuant to article 3, paragraph 3.2 of AEEG Resolution 115/08 of  5 August 2008.

ARG/elt Resolution 231/10

By this resolution, the Authority has updated the amount of fees pursuant to articles 45, 46, 48 and 73 of Resolution no. 111/06 for 2011, to be paid by users of withdrawal dispatching, also establishing the update of the DIS fee to cover Terna's operating costs pursuant to article 46 of Resolution 111/06, established as 0.0308 c€/kWh.

ARG/elt Resolution 241/10

By this resolution, the Authority has issued provisions for 2011 on the management of congestion in imports and exports on the interconnection grid with abroad and, specifically:

  • has approved the Access Rules prepared jointly by Terna and the other grid managers participating in the forum set up under the scope of the regional initiative for Central-South Europe headed by ERGEG;
  • for 2011, has defined provisions on the management of congestion in imports and exports on the interconnection grid with abroad;
  • has approved the regulation scheme prepared by Terna, containing the applicative methods by which to manage congestion on the interconnection grid for 2011;
  • has asked Terna to send detailed information on the operative costs of the company CASC S.A. to which, in 2011, the role of Auction Operator has been entrusted.