Germany < > Belgium

Information about Outages of ALEGrO will be published on the  ENTSO-E Transparency Platform (ETP) as well as  JAO.

07.12.2020 Information on Intraday start
24.11.2020 Please note the adapted " ALEGrO go-live approach ".
19.11.2020 SUCCESSFUL ALEGRO GO-LIVE
We have the pleasure to announce that the first day of commercial operation for the 1GW HVDC interconnector between Germany and Belgium was successful!
The capacity on the ALEGrO interconnector is being released in a stepwise manner to ensure a smooth integration in the meshed AC grid. For the first allocation date, 100 MW capacity was released in the Day Ahead timeframe for allocation via SDAC. The completely new “Evolved Flow Based” especially to integrate and optimize controllable DC-links into day-ahead Markets was successfully applied for the first day/time in practice after years of design, implementation and thorough testing. The link with the new methodology is a key contribution to further integrate European Electricity Markets and will lead to additional welfare gains in the CWE resp. Core-Region.
Please be reminded that since the completely new bidding zone border DE-BE and applied technologies for the HVDC interconnector , the capacities are going to be released in a stepwise manner to guarantee a smooth market integration. Once the provision of full Day-Ahead capacities has been reached, ID ATC capacities will be released as of 8th December. The allocation of monthly long term rights (FTR options) is foreseen to start in December for delivery January 2021. The first yearly products (FTR options) are foreseen for 2022.
15.10.2020 Joint market release by Elia and Amprion on the ALEGrO go-live date.