General

  • Different capacity types available at the same network point for a certain transport period will be auctioned one after another


  • In general the auction order is:
    1. firm capacity
    2. interruptible capacity


  • In some countries (e.g. Austria, Germany) firm capacity may be auctioned in more than one firm capacity type 
  • The different firm capacity types may be auctioned in a specific order*
  • For further information about the auction order please refer to the respective TSO


* Responsibility of the respective TSO




Auction times




Auction timeline overview

Yearly + Quarterly


Monthly

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


Bidding rounds

Long term                                                                                                        

Day 1:

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



Short term

Day-Ahead:

16:30 - 17:00  only bidding round firm

17:30 - 18:00  only bidding round interruptible


Within-Day:

19:00 - 02:30  1st WID auction  (24h runtime)

03:00 - 03:30  2nd WID auction (23h runtime) 

….

01:00 - 01:30  3rd WID auction  ( 1h runtime)



Auction calendar




  • Each product type has an individual auction calendar which provides information about the date and time of publication and start of the auction
  • Published on the 'Auctions' page in the 'Transport' section