The PRISMA European Capacity Platform will begin registering shippers who are interested in buying transmission capacity on the network points of Premier Transmission Limited, from 3 July 2015.
Premier Transmission Limited is the owner and operator of the Scotland to Northern Ireland natural gas transmission pipeline, as well as the operator of the Belfast Gas Transmission Pipeline.
Transmission capacity auctions
It is essential that shippers register on the PRISMA platform and receive confirmation of necessary steps from the Transmission System Operator (TSO), in order to take part in future capacity auctions. Premier Transmission Limited will begin auctioning on the 1 October 2015.
Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms
Götz Lincke, Managing Director of PRISMA, commented: “PRISMA is the first platform to have implemented the Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (the future European market rules for allocating natural gas transport capacity) and the only gas capacity trading platform that connects fifteen European countries. Its proven expertise has attracted an increasing number of TSOs. Today we are pleased to announce the start of the registration process for Premier Transmission Limited.”
The platform of choice for many European transmission system operators
Gerard McIlroy, Finance Director of Mutual Energy, said: “We are pleased that Premier Transmission Limited, after careful consideration, has adopted the PRISMA platform for the booking of capacity on its network points. PRISMA is the platform of choice for a large number of European TSOs and Premier Transmission Limited looks forward to auctioning beginning from 1 October 2015. This is an important stage in implementing network codes to facilitate the integrated European gas market”.
Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner