Decision to reduce Minimum Rough Capacity and Additional Space for the 2017/18 Storage Year

Publication date
10th March 2017
Information type
Policy area

The Rough Undertakings place an obligation on Centrica Storage Limited (CSL), the operator of the Rough gas storage facility, to offer for sale a minimum amount of capacity (Obliged Capacity) before the start of each storage year. The Obliged Capacity is made up of Minimum Rough Capacity (MRC) and Additional Space (AS). The Undertakings also restrict the amount of this capacity that can be sold to Centrica.

On 28 February 2017, pursuant to paragraph 2.11 of the Undertakings, CSL submitted an application to reduce MRC and AS to zero for the 2017/18 storage year on the basis that there has been a substantial change in Rough Capacity.

In this letter, we approve CSL’s application.