Interconnectors and shippers

In accordance with Law 99/2009 and Resolution ARG/elt 179/09, Terna selects the parties willing to finance the
interconnection infrastructure with abroad in the form of interconnectors and derives the economic benefits from the
importation of energy from abroad via assignment of the virtual importation service (shipping) on a tender basis.

In December 2011, Terna assigned the virtual importation service for 2012 for a total capacity amounting to 2,431 MW, divided as follows between cross-border countries:

  • 2,342 MW France (26 parties selected);
  • 89 MW Germany (9 parties selected).
 France 2011Germany 2011France 2012Germany 2012
Number of shippers (no.)
Capacity assigned (MW)272,4552,34289