Announcement of coordinated auctions of cross-border capacities for the year 2006
Operators of electricity transmission systems of Germany (E.ON Netz GmbH and Vattenfall Europe Transmission GmbH), the Czech Republic (CEPS, a.s.) , Poland (PSE-Operator S.A.) and Slovakia (Slovenská elektrizačná prenosová sústava, a.s.) have agreed to organize coordinated auctions of available cross-border transmission capacities on the borders between their transmission systems.Capacities will be allocated in common explicit auction organized by a common Auction Office in yearly, monthly and daily auctions. All detailed information on the auction rules and access to the auctions are published on the web site of the common Auction Office at www.e-Trace.biz
. Further presentation and information on auction rules for electricity market participants will be announced and organized by the individual operators according to their market rules. The participating transmission system operators believe that this is an important step forward to the regional coordination and integration of the Internal European Electricity Market. Registration of auction participants by the Auction Office has been started by publication of this announcement according to the rules published at the above mentioned web page.