Terms and Conditions for AggregateEU


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A. Scope and definitions  

Article 1: Scope 

  1. These Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs”) shall apply specifically for the AggregateEU service and in addition to the Platform Usage Conditions which have been agreed for registration with the PRISMA Capacity Platform between PRISMA and Customer.  

  2. PRISMA is offering the AggregateEU service on behalf of DG ENER as selected service provider pursuant to Chapter II Section 2 of the Council Regulation. 

  3. Any matter not foreseen in these T&Cs shall be covered by the PUC.  

Article 2: Definitions 

  1. The words, expressions, and abbreviations below shall have the meaning as defined in this Article or as defined in the PUC.  

  2. “AggregateEU” means the services provided by PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH being selected by the European Commission as the service provider, responsible for developing and implementing the services of demand aggregation and joint tendering pursuant to Chapter II Section 2 of the Council Regulation. 

  3. “bid” means an offer from a potential seller of gas directed to a certain tender. 

  4. “Central Buyer” means a role of a Customer negotiating and signing GSPAs on behalf of third parties submitting demand. The Central Buyer may also aggregate and submit the demand of third parties to the Platform.  Other services offered by the Central Buyer may be handling of risks, transport of gas, balancing responsibilities or storage. Such services are contracted outside the Platform.  

  5. “Council Regulation” means Council Regulation  (EU) 2022/2576 of 19 December 2022 enhancing solidarity through better coordination of gas purchases, reliable price benchmarks and exchanges of gas across borders. 

  6. “Customer” means any party subscribing to the AggregateEU services. This includes potential buyers and sellers of gas as well as Central Buyers. 

  7. “DG ENER” means the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission. 

  8. “DoH” means the Declaration on Honour form as provided by PRISMA to be filled and signed with qualified electronic signature by the Customer. 

  9. “GSPA” means gas sale and purchase agreement. 

  10. “Location” means any National Balancing Point or any LNG receiving terminals within one of the two regions defined by ACER in the context of the Methodology for LNG price assessments1 selected as delivery point by the Customer.   

  11. “National Balancing Point” means delivery point on the national transmission system. As part of AggegateEU, the reference to National Balancing Points should be understood to include Virtual Trading Points.   

  12. “Platform” means the PRISMA Capacity Platform offering the AggregateEU services. 

  13. “tender” means an aggregated demand of gas for a specific month and Virtual LNG Point or National Balancing Point.  

  14. “Virtual LNG Point” means a non-physical commercial point for LNG destined for any LNG receiving terminals within one of the two regions defined by ACER in the context of the Methodology for LNG price assessments.  

  15. “Virtual Trading Point” means a non-physical commercial point within an entry-exit system where gases are exchanged between a seller and a buyer without the need to book transmission or distribution capacity.  

B. Subscription 

Article 3: Subscription and Representations 

  1. In order to be activated for AggregateEU, the Customer needs to subscribe to the service. Subscription requires the following: 

    1. acceptance of the currently applicable T&Cs, 

    2. indication if Customer wants for the following tendering and purchasing process to act in the role as potential buyer or seller of gas or both, 

    3. indication of the preferred Locations to be chosen from the provided list, 

    4. upload of a properly signed and filled DoH, and 

    5. indication of at least one instrument for providing collaterals and to assess financial eligibility, i.e. credit ratings, financial guarantees, or financing options, to be chosen from the provided list. 


  1. If the Customer has fulfilled all requirements and after the relevant checks to the content of the DoH and the compliance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Council Regulation, the Customer will be activated for AggregateEU. Further evidence, documentation or information can be requested at any time. 

  2. Customer represents and warrants to PRISMA upon subscription and each time they take any action on the Platform and within AggregateEU that they are duly organised, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of their jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation and the declarations as given in the DoH are still fully valid. 

  3. The Customer remains fully responsible for compliance with all further regulations, especially but not limited to antitrust and competition regulation as well as REMIT and its inherent prohibition of market manipulation and insider trading. 

C. Demand aggregation 

Article 4: Demand submission 

  1. If indicated as a buyer, each Customer can submit their demand for quantities of natural gas intended for purchase via the demand submission form as offered on the AggregateEU section of the Platform. 

  2. If acting as a Central Buyer, Customer must indicate this role and list all the entities on whose behalf it is acting. 

  3. Demand submission is possible during open demand collection windows on AggregateEU only. 

  4. For each location, a quantity of natural gas equal or above a minimum demand quantity can be submitted for a specific month. 

  5. Minimum demand quantities will be required per location. 

  6. Multiple demands can be submitted. Demand submission can be edited until info sheet publication. 

Article 5: Demand aggregation and reporting 

  1. After demand collection window closes, submitted demands of all Customers will be aggregated per location and month.  

  2. Individual and aggregated demands are subject to review by DG ENER. 

Article 6: Demand Publication: Info Sheet 

  1. After review by DG ENER, info sheets will be made available, showing the aggregated demand for quantities of natural gas per location and month. 

  2. In each info sheet, information on the demand from the Customer as well as the total aggregated demand for quantities of natural gas for the respective location and month will be available. 

  3. For foreseen delivery at dedicated locations, specific standard conditions for delivery might be added as potential underlying contractual conditions for the tender to the info sheet. 

  4. Each Customer can withdraw their demand from aggregated info sheets and decline their participation in aggregated tendering. Declining of participation is possible until information sheet finalization as published per information sheet only and cannot be undone. 

D. Tendering and Matching 

Article 7: Tender Publication 

After the information sheets have been finalized, individual tenders are created from each information sheet and will be published and open for bids on the AggregateEU section of the Platform. 

Article 8: Submission of bids 

  1. If indicated as a seller, each Customer can submit their bid for selling and delivering quantities of natural gas via the bid submission form as offered on the AggregateEU section of the Platform. 

  2. Bid submission is possible during open bid collection window on AggregateEU only. 

  3. For each tender, each bid must indicate the quantities of natural gas the seller is willing to deliver at the respective location of the tender and the price bid. 

  4. Depending on the location, the price bid can be required either as absolute price or a deviation (positive/ negative) from a specified reference price applicable for the specific month. Optionally, the validity period of the price bid can be indicated. 

  5. A minimum quantity of natural gas will be required per bid.  

  6. Only one bid can be submitted per tender. 

  7. A Customer must not place a bid for a tender where it is at the same time acting as a buyer or as Central Buyer. Such bids will be rejected. 

  8. Submitted bids can be edited or withdrawn until closure of the bid submission window of the tender as published on the AggregateEU section of the Platform. 

  9. Two or more different Customers pertaining to the same corporate group must not act in the same tender as both buyers (or Central Buyer) and sellers. They can nevertheless participate in the same tender when acting in the same role (i.e. as buyers or sellers).

Article 9: Matching 

  1. The bids are matched with the corresponding tenders for which they were submitted. 

  2. Each tender will be evaluated independently from others.  

  3. The offers to sell will be ranked from the lowest to the highest price submitted. 

  4. In case of over-demand, the offers will be matched pro-rata in order to ensure proportional supply of gas and an equal (weighted) average price for all buyers in a tender. 

  5. In case of over-supply, the offers will be matched pro-rata in order to result in an equal (weighted) average price for all buyers in a tender. In case several bids offer the same price, they will be ranked according to the time of their submission. 

Article 10 : Results of Matching 

  1. As result of the matching, AggregateEU will provide the following information to potential buyers for each of their tenders: 

    1. Related to each potential seller who placed a bid for the corresponding tender of the buyer:

      • Company information of the seller,  

      • Contact data of the seller, i.e. its Customer and the User data, 

      • Quantities allocated to the seller(s), 

      • Prices for each matched quantity, 

      • Validity of the price bid, if indicated, 

      • Financial collateral of the seller(s). 

    2. In case of the location being a Virtual LNG Point: Company information, the contact data of other buyers for whose tenders bids have been placed and their preferred LNG terminal(s).

      • Company information, the contact data of other buyers for whose tenders bids have been placed and their preferred LNG terminal(s).


  1. As result of the matching, AggregateEU will provide the following information to potential seller(s) for each of their bids: 

    1. Related to each potential buyer for whose corresponding tender they placed a bid: 

      • Company information of the buyer, 

      • Contact data of the buyer, i.e. its Customer and the User data,

      • Quantity allocated to the buyer, 

      • Financial collaterals as indicated by the buyer. 


Article 11: Conclusion of Contracts 

The PRISMA Platform is an IT-infrastructure whereas AggregateEU serves to match potential interest to buy with potential interest to sell only. Therefore, PRISMA does not act as an agent for or on behalf of any Customer. Setting up of any kind of cooperation between Customers, negotiation, conclusion, fulfilment and processing of potential GSPA or other contracts between Customers and/ or third party service providers, take place outside the PRISMA Platform and the AggregateEU service. PRISMA does not become a contractual party thereto and is not responsible and cannot be held liable for any frustration or non-conclusion of those contracts or any related efforts. 


E. Reporting 

Article 11: Reporting obligation of the buyer 

  1. In case the AggregateEU services result in a successfully concluded GSPA, the Customer acting as the buyer shall report the GSPA not later than two weeks after conclusion via a reporting form provided by AggregateEU. The information to be reported will include the data of the buyer, seller, purchased quantity, timeframe and location. The reported data will be transmitted to DG ENER, inter alia serving the purpose of Article 3 of the Council Regulation. 

  2. In case the AggregateEU services do not result in a concluded GSPA, the Customer acting as the buyer shall report the reasons why said conclusion was not possible.

F. Miscellaneous 

Article 12: Deactivation  

  1. PRISMA may deactivate the Customer from AggregateEU upon request by DG ENER or in case of reasonable suspicion that the Customer or its Users do not comply with these T&Cs, the declarations made in the DoH or the conditions and requirement of Chapter II Section 2 of the Council Regulation to participate in AggregateEU.  

  2. PRISMA may also deactivate a Customer or its Users in case it is deemed to be jeopardizing or manipulating the functioning of AggregateEU. Such deactivation will require prior agreement from DG ENER.  

  3. As a result of deactivation, info sheets, tenders and other running processes might be cancelled. Matched parties or parties being part of an established consortium, or any other type of cooperation, legal association, venture or purchasing group might be notified upon the deactivation. 

  4. For the sake of clarity, Article 15 PUC remains unaffected. 

Article 13: Ownership of data 

Any data generated via AggregateEU belongs and will be made available to DG ENER. 

Article 14: GDPR 

  1. Data Controller according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 for the personal data processed for AggregateEU shall be the Director of the EU Energy Platform Task Force in DG ENER. Therefore, the following privacy notice applies: 


  1. For the processing of personal data by PRISMA, the PRISMA Privacy Policy as published under https://www.prisma-capacity.eu/privacy shall apply. 

Article 15: Exclusion of conflicting provisions 

  1. Any conflicting, deviating and/or supplementary provisions provided by the Customer regarding the scope of these T&Cs, including but not limited to the Customer’s special or general contractual terms and conditions, are hereby expressly rejected. 

  2. Neither Customer nor PRISMA shall have the right to assign or transfer the any rights or obligations resulting from those T&Cs without prior written consent of the respective other party. 

Article 16: Changes to the T&Cs 

  1. These T&Cs shall apply as amended from time to time. 

  2. PRISMA may alter those T&Cs as per the request and as agreed with DG ENER for subsequent demand aggregation, tendering and matching processes and shall communicate any change of the T&Cs in due time. 

  3. While submitting new demand for aggregation or placing bids, the Customer accepts the amended T&Cs. 

Article 17: Term and Termination 

  1. The Customer may terminate those T&Cs and unsubscribe from AggregateEU at any time. 

  2. PRISMA shall terminate the subscription of the Customer to AggregateEU and cease to offer the service as soon as the underlying service contract with DG ENER is not effective any more. 

  3. The termination of the T&Cs shall not affect any running processes and does not affect any GSPA concluded. 

  4. Termination does not affect the obligations arising from Articles 11, 13 and 14 of these T&Cs. 


Apart from that, after termination PRISMA owes the Customer no further services.  

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