a. Different capacity types available at the same network point for a specific transport period are auctioned one after another.
b. In general, the auction order is:
- firm capacity
- interruptible capacity
c. In some countries, (e.g. Austria, Germany) firm capacity may be auctioned as more than one firm capacity type.
d. The different firm capacity types may be auctioned in a specific order.*
e. For further information about the auction order, please refer to the respective TSO.
* Responsibility of the respective TSO
Auction timeline overview
Yearly + Quarterly
These rules may be overruled by the decision committee, e.g. in case of the auctions falling on Christmas; please refer to the ENTSO-G website for further information
09:00 - 12:00 1st bidding round
12:00 - 13:00 processing and publishing
13:00 - 14:00 2nd bidding round
14:00 - 15:00 processing and publishing
15:00 - 16:00 3rd bidding round
16:00 - 17:00 processing and publishing
17:00 - 18:00 4th bidding round
Day 2 and following:
09:00 - 10:00 5th bidding round
10:00 - 11:00 processing and publishing
11:00 - 12:00 6th bidding round
17:00 - 18:00 nth bidding round
16:30 - 17:00 only bidding round firm
17:30 - 18:00 only bidding round interruptible
19:00 - 02:30 1st WID auction (24h runtime)
03:00 - 03:30 2nd WID auction (23h runtime)
01:00 - 01:30 last WID auction (1h runtime)
- Each product type has an individual auction calendar that provides information about the date and time of publication and start of the auction.
- Published on the 'Auctions' page in the 'Transport' section.