Modification 13: Entry Capacity Transition and Entry Registration

This proposal is being made to facilitate the transition of the Northern Irish Gas transmission system from a point-to-point regime. This proposal will introduce a new section of the BGE(NI) Code, the ‘Transition Document’ which will contain the procedures which will apply from the Implementation Date (proposed as 1st January 2015) until the Transition Date (1st October 2015) and set out how existing entitlements of capacity will be treated after the Transition Date. This change will ensure that Entry Capacity is introduced into the Northern Irish regime in time to enable a coordinated approach to pipeline access (including bundling of capacity at Interconnection Points) with the upstream transporters as is required by the CAM Regulation (EU 984/2013).