In its role as control area manager, Austrian Power Grid AG is responsible for the determination of available line capacities for the market and their allocation, while simultaneously taking into consideration secure grid operation in Austria. On the basis of past records and many years of experience with procedures, which have been developed by ETSO (= European Transmission System Operators) and taken over by ENTSO-E (European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity), these capacities are calculated and agreed with the neighbouring grid operator.
The yearly NTC forecast (Borders CH, CZ, HU, SI and DE) values listed here are based on the sum of the yearly products and an estimate of the expected monthly products based on forecasts. In particular, maintenance and unavailability of power plants and other network elements as well as specific energy-economic conditions were not taken into account in the initial publication due to a lack of data availability. Once internal planning has been completed, the values will be updated.