Dear IFA customers,

 

The table below sets out the Access Rules and platform operation over the cut over period.

ACTIVITY DATE

PROCESS

For DELIVERY DAY

PLATFORM

APPLICABLE RULES DOC

28/11

All processes

28-30/11

CMS

Current Harmonised Access Rules (HARs), Border Specific Annex (BSA) and Access Rules

29/11

All Day Ahead/Intraday processes

29-30/11

CMS

Current Access Rules

Long Term Rights Issue

1/12

JAO

HAR & new BSA*

Long Term Noms Gate Open

1/12

RNP

Long Term Noms Rules*

30/11

Intraday Auction#2 & Noms

30/11

CMS

Current Access Rules

Day Ahead fallback

1/12

JAO

Shadow Allocation Rules*

Intraday Auction #1

1/12

JAO

Intraday Allocation Rules*

Day Ahead, Intraday#1 Noms

1/12

RNP

Day Ahead/Intraday Noms Rules*

Long Term Rights Issue

2/12

JAO

HAR & new BSA*

Long Term Noms Gate Open

2/12

RNP

Long Term Noms Rules*

1/12 onwards

All processes

1-3/12

JAO/RNP

All new Rules*

* Denotes new Rules document

 

As you will be aware from 1 December 2019 the Capacity Management System (CMS) currently used to bid and nominate capacity on IFA will be replaced by two new systems.

To continue to trade on IFA, all customers must transition to the new systems.

To bid for capacity you must be registered with the Joint Allocation Office (JAO) to use their auction platform (known as SAP/eCAT).

To nominate capacity you must be registered on the Regional Nomination Platform (RNP).

Please click on the links below to take you through the relevant process and requirements for the new systems.

 

As part of the transition to the new systems you will also be registered for IFA2, our second connection to France, this will be operational in Q4 2020. 

 

If you have any questions about this transition, please contact the customer team.

 

Customer Journey

SAP & RNP Training

SAP & RNP Transition Checklist

Capacity buying guide

A guide for customers who wish to buy capacity on IFA and IFA2.

JAO Participation Agreement Amendment

Please find attached the JAO Participation Agreement Amendment for existing JAO Customers. Please complete and return to JAO as soon as possible.

Please complete:

Page 1 - Company Name

Page 2 - Registered Participant details

Attachment 6 - Tick IFA and IFA2 boxes

Attachment 7 - Tick all boxes

JAO Participation Agreement Amendment Sample

Please find an example of how to complete your JAO Participation Agreement for existing JAO customers.

Nomination guide

A guide for customers who wish to nominate capacity on IFA and IFA2.

RNP Partipation Agreement

Please complete and return to the IFA customer team as soon as possible.

RNP Sample

Please find an example of how to complete your RNP agreement.

Please complete all yellow highlighted sections using the guidance comments within the sample.