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Establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas (Text with EEA relevance)
Article 26

Article 26 — Periodic consultation

  1. One or more consultations shall be carried out by the national regulatory authority or the transmission system operator(s), as decided by the national regulatory authority. To the extent possible and in order to render more effective the consultation process, the consultation document should be published in the English language. The final consultation prior to the decision referred to in Article 27(4) shall comply with the requirements set out in this Article and Article 27, and shall include the following information:
    1. the description of the proposed reference price methodology as well as the following items:
      1. the indicative information set out in Article 30(1)(a), including:
        1. the justification of the parameters used that are related to the technical characteristics of the system;
        2. the corresponding information on the respective values of such parameters and the assumptions applied.
      2. the value of the proposed adjustments for capacity-based transmission tariffs pursuant to Article 9;
      3. the indicative reference prices subject to consultation;
      4. the results, the components and the details of these components for the cost allocation assessments set out in Article 5;
      5. the assessment of the proposed reference price methodology in accordance with Article 7;
      6. where the proposed reference price methodology is other than the capacity weighted distance reference price methodology detailed in Article 8, its comparison against the latter accompanied by the information set out in point (iii);
    2. the indicative information set out in Article 30(1)(b)(i), (iv), (v);
    3. the following information on transmission and non-transmission tariffs:
      1. where commodity-based transmission tariffs referred to in Article 4(3) are proposed:
        1. the manner in which they are set;
        2. the share of the allowed or target revenue forecasted to be recovered from such tariffs;
        3. the indicative commodity-based transmission tariffs;
      2. where non-transmission services provided to network users are proposed:
        1. the non-transmission service tariff methodology therefor;
        2. the share of the allowed or target revenue forecasted to be recovered from such tariffs;
        3. the manner in which the associated non-transmission services revenue is reconciled as referred to in Article 17(3);
        4. the indicative non-transmission tariffs for non-transmission services provided to network users;
    4. the indicative information set out in Article 30(2);
    5. where the fixed payable price approach referred to in Article 24(b) is considered to be offered under a price cap regime for existing capacity:
      1. the proposed index;
      2. the proposed calculation and how the revenue derived from the risk premium is used;
      3. at which interconnection point(s) and for which tariff period(s) such approach is proposed;
      4. the process of offering capacity at an interconnection point where both fixed and floating payable price approaches referred to in Article 24 are proposed.
  2. The final consultation prior to the decision referred to in Article 27(4) shall be open for at least two months. Consultation documents for any of the consultations referred to in paragraph 1 may require that replies submitted in response to the consultation shall include a non-confidential version suitable for publication.
  3. Within one month following the end of the consultation, the transmission system operator(s) or the national regulatory authority, depending on the entity that publishes the consultation document referred to in paragraph 1, shall publish the consultation responses received and their summary. To the extent possible and in order to render more effective the consultation process, the summary should be provided in the English language.
  4. The subsequent periodic consultations shall be conducted in accordance with Article 27(5).
  5. After consulting the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (hereinafter ENTSOG), the Agency shall develop a template for the consultation document referred to in paragraph 1. The template shall be made available to national regulatory authorities and transmission system operators before 5 July 2017.