An upper limit is expected to be imposed on the amount of electricity production companies will be entitled to negotiate for target model contracts, according to a decision by authorities to be forwarded for public consultation within the next few days.
The implementation of an upper limit restricting the amount of electricity a company is permitted to negotiate in the futures market is foreseen in the target model plan. The remainder of electricity will need to be channeled into the day-ahead market to ensure that necessary amounts are available.
For months now, officials have speculated about the level of the upper limit. A clearer picture is expected within the next few days, when terms are forwarded for consultation.
Power utility PPC and independent companies have offered differing views. PPC has insisted on an elevated maximum level, an opinion shared by industrial figures, including EVIKEN, the Association of Industrial Energy Consumers, who believe low-level limits would not enable them to establish contracts with PPC for electricity amounts fully covering their needs.