What is it about?
ACER reports on the implementation of the Network Code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas. The Agency's implementation monitoring promotes a better interpretation of the EU tariff legislation's key principles concerning national practices' and their compatibility with EU rules.
What are the main findings?
ACER found that transparency about the reference price methodologies has improved significantly. This suggests an improvement in the understanding of tariff setting methodologies in the EU, which may lead to more effective tariff designs in the future. Regional networks need to be better defined, as different treatments of regional networks across the EU persist. The Agency also recorded some charges unrelated to transmission activities and stressed the importance of financial neutrality.
The report also covers tariff changes and an assessment of best practices related to the allowed revenue methodologies.