Announcement of organizing member testing sessions for 4M MC

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10/7/2014

Dear OKTE Member,

The 4M MC project partners (HUPX, OKTE, OTE, and OPCOM) are pleased to announce that they are organizing member testing sessions. We hereby provide you with all the information needed to participate to this member testing session taking place from the 13th October 2014 until 24th October 2014.

Purpose

This member testing period is intended to give you an end to end overview of the 4M MC processes, procedures and time intervals regarding the daily operation including, amongst others, gate closure times and publication of results. Procedures and time intervals applicable in case of 4M MC fallbacks will also be tested.

Please be aware that the member testing is not intended to reflect future pricing or volume levels in a 4M MC Coupling context. All prices and volumes published during the member testing as well as concluded contracts in the member test environment are completely fictional and cannot be used as a reference for exchanges price or volume analyses. Clearing and settlement processes will not be simulated during this test period, which will end with market results publication.

In order to provide sufficient liquidity and to avoid, as much as possible, the risk of erratic pricing levels, please be aware that your local exchange will submit fictitious orders.

Member testing schedule

The member test sessions will be organized on business days only and will start on 13th October 2014 and end on 24th October 2014.

The normal scenario: The normal scenario will be tested on

  • Monday 13th October
  • Monday 20th October

The ATC update scenario: The ATC update scenario will be tested on

  • Tuesday 14th October
  • Tuesday 21st October

The second auction scenario: The second auction scenario will be tested on

  • Wednesday 15th October
  • Wednesday 22nd October

The fallback scenario: Two kinds of decoupling scenarios will be tested, an early decoupling and a full decoupling. They will be tested on

  • Thursday 16th October (early decoupling)
  • Friday 17th October (full decoupling)
  • Thursday 23th October (early decoupling)
  • Friday 24th October (full decoupling)

Please note that the tests will be executed in the afternoon, to avoid interference with the market activities in the morning. Those timings will show the intervals between the different steps, but do not reflect operational timings that are in place for the market coupling.

The scenarios steps described in the Appendix will be used during the testing days.

Registration process

Market participants have not to fill any application form to participate to this member testing. During the testing process the testing e-mails will be sent to the same e-mail addresses to which they are sent from the operation of XMtrade®/ISOT.

Access to OKTE Trading System member test environment

In order to access OKTE Trading System test environment (XMtrade®/ISOT) and to be able to participate in the 4M MC member testing, members must login to the website:

Contact the technical support about a user account and password:

Access to MAVIR test KAPAR Shadow Auction for SK HU border and HU RO border

In case of a full decoupling of the 4M MC, Market Participants will be able to submit / edit their shadow bids (under the bid tab) for the SK-HU border and HU-RO border through accessing the MAVIR KAPAR Test System. Access details to the system (login/password) will be given once MAVIR receives a participation request to the e-mail address below. Once the shadow auctions have been run, Allocation Results and explicit capacity rights will be available for Market Participants in the MAVIR KAPAR Test System.

For further information please contact the MAVIR Operations Team.

MAVIR Operations Team contact details:

  • Phone:   +36 1 304 1449

Access test Shadow Auction System for CZ - SK border

In case of a full decoupling of the 4M MC, Market Participants will be able to submit / edit their shadow bids (under the bid tab) for the CZ-SK border through accessing the Damas Energy Test System operated by ČEPS (https://dae-trial.ceps.cz/)

All market participants should be able to login with the same user credentials as they use for Damas Energy production environment. If not, please contact ČEPS Operations Team, contacts are below.

Rules for shadow auctions can be found here: http://www.ceps.cz/ENG/Data/Dokumenty/Pages/SmlouvyPrS.aspx

For further information please contact the ČEPS Operations Team: