With the introduction of the new market model in Austria on 01. January 2013, 06:00 a.m. the booking of capacity is to be seen separated from the usage of capacity. The conclusion of a capacity contract and compliance with the respective rules entitle the system user to allocate Entry and Exit capacity to a balance group or a sub balance account. The EIC-code of the system user is needed for the allocation of capacity to a balance group or sub balance account.
Please be informed that capacities in a balance group or sub balance account can only be used if the following conditions for capacity usage are met.
Lead Times for capacity usage
For a respective capacity usage (D) the following conditions must be met:
- The respective capacity is allocated to a balance group or sub balance account no later than 01:00a.m. (CET/CEST) on the day of the start of usage (D).
- The respective capacity (direction) is already established in the respective balance group or sub balance account.
- The balance group or sub balance account has been active at this Entry-Exit-Point before and established matching notifications (Shipper-Code-Pairs) have been used.
- If one of the above conditions is not met the capacity allocated to the balance group or sub balance account cannot be used on the same day (D)
For all other capacity usages the following lead times apply:
For the first creation in the system for allocation of new capacity to a balance group or sub balance account the respective capacity has to be allocated to the active balance group or sub balance account at least 3 full working days before the begin of capacity usage.
Please note that national holidays in Austria are not considered as working days