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Operational Rules

The Power Exchange Operational Rules (PEOR) regulate the organization of the activities, rights and obligations of the power exchange operator and all trading participants on the organized power exchange market for electricity. The Power exchange operator administrates three market segments- Intraday, Day-ahead and Bilateral contracts.
Pursuant to changes to the Energy Act published in State Gazette, 79/2019, the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) shall approve operational rules for organized power exchange market for electricity (art. 21, par. 1, item 42 EA). In this regard, on 19th June 2020, in issue 55 of State Gazette Power Exchange Operational Rules were approved for the first time by EWRC.

PEOR contain provisions which mainly regulate:

  • The procedure for registration and termination of registration on the organized power exchange market for electricity;
  • The organization of trading on the three market segments administrated by the power exchange operator;
  • The Settlement Rules;
  • The cases considered as failure to comply with PEOR and the consequences from failure to comply with PEOR;
  • The Market Conduct Rules.

Settlement and Collateral

All transactions concluded on the market segments of the organized power exchange market for electricity automatically and in all cases give rise to financial liabilities for trading participants and are subject to financial settlement.
 
For Intraday and Day-ahead market segments IBEX EAD is a party to all transactions for purchase and sale of electricity, as a result of which the financial liabilities of trading participants include payment of the price of electricity under the transactions for purchase concluded as well as payment of the applicable prices in accordance with the Tariff. As for Bilateral contracts market segment, IBEX EAD is not a party to the transactions for purchase and sale of electricity and financial liabilities include payment of the applicable prices in accordance with the Tariff.
 
IBEX EAD pays the amounts payable to trading participants to the bank account provided in the agreement for participation and trading participants pay the amounts payable to IBEX EAD to the following bank account:
 
IBAN: BG78 UNCR 7000 1522 3562 42
BIC code: UNCR BGSF
BANK: Unicredit Bulbank AD
ACCOUNT HOLDER:  IBEX EAD

In order to guarantee compliance with its obligations, each trading participant has to maintain collateral which meets the requirements for its amount in accordance with the Power Exchange Operational Rules and Instruction №4 „Method for calculation of required collateral “.

Trading participants can use the collateral call calculation model developed in order to obtain initial information on the expected amount of the collateral required for specific results for purchase and/or sale on Intraday and Day-ahead market segments.

Collateral to the benefit of IBEX EAD can be provided in the form of a bank guarantee and/or cash deposit. Bank guarantees are provided in accordance with Instruction №3 Provision of bank guarantee. A cash deposit is provided to the following bank accounts:

For Intraday and Day-ahead market segments
IBAN: BG79 UNCR 7000 1522 4935 76
BIC code: UNCR BGSF
BANK: Unicredit Bulbank AD
ACCOUNT HOLDER:  IBEX EAD

For Bilateral contracts market segment
IBAN: BG19 STSA 9300 1527 0529 97
BIC code: STSA BGSF
BANK: DSK Bank AD
ACCOUNT HOLDER:  IBEX EAD

Trading participants can obtain information about the available collateral per market segments via the persons responsible for settlement and collateral to whom access has been granted to the respective electronic system for settlement and collateral, namely: CASS for Intraday and Day-ahead market segments and RMS for Bilateral contracts market segment. When the conditions for releasing the amount of available collateral are met, trading participants may dispose with the free amounts by sending Application for collateral release Intraday and Day ahead market segments and/or Application for collateral release Bilateral contracts market segment.

Collateral blocked under a transaction concluded on Bilateral contracts market segment shall be released upon meeting the requirements of the Power Exchange Operational Rules, including sending a confirmation on fulfilled obligations.

All transactions concluded on the market segments of the organized power exchange market for electricity automatically and in all cases give rise to financial liabilities for trading participants and are subject to financial settlement.
 
For Intraday and Day-ahead market segments IBEX EAD is a party to all transactions for purchase and sale of electricity, as a result of which the financial liabilities of trading participants include payment of the price of electricity under the transactions for purchase concluded as well as payment of the applicable prices in accordance with the Tariff. As for Bilateral contracts market segment, IBEX EAD is not a party to the transactions for purchase and sale of electricity and financial liabilities include payment of the applicable prices in accordance with the Tariff.
 
IBEX EAD pays the amounts payable to trading participants to the bank account provided in the agreement for participation and trading participants pay the amounts payable to IBEX EAD to the following bank account:
 
IBAN: BG78 UNCR 7000 1522 3562 42
BIC code: UNCR BGSF
BANK: Unicredit Bulbank AD
ACCOUNT HOLDER:  IBEX EAD

In order to guarantee compliance with its obligations, each trading participant has to maintain collateral which meets the requirements for its amount in accordance with the Power Exchange Operational Rules and Instruction №4 Method for calculation of required collateral “.
 
 
Trading participants can use the collateral call calculation model developed in order to obtain initial information on the expected amount of the collateral required for specific results for purchase and/or sale on Intraday and Day-ahead market segments.
 
Collateral to the benefit of IBEX EAD can be provided in the form of a bank guarantee and/or cash deposit. Bank guarantees are provided in accordance with Instruction №3 Provision of bank guarantee. A cash deposit is provided to the following bank accounts:
 
For Intraday and Day-ahead market segments
IBAN: BG79 UNCR 7000 1522 4935 76
BIC code: UNCR BGSF
BANK: Unicredit Bulbank AD
ACCOUNT HOLDER:  IBEX EAD
 
For Bilateral contracts market segment
IBAN: BG19 STSA 9300 1527 0529 97
BIC code: STSA BGSF
BANK: DSK Bank AD
ACCOUNT HOLDER:  IBEX EAD
 
 
Trading participants can obtain information about the available collateral per market segments via the persons responsible for settlement and collateral to whom access has been granted to the respective electronic system for settlement and collateral, namely: CASS for Intraday and Day-ahead market segments and RMS for Bilateral contracts market segment. When the conditions for releasing the amount of available collateral are met, trading participants may dispose with the free amounts by sending Application for collateral release Intraday and Day ahead market segments and/or Application for collateral release Bilateral contracts market segment.
 
 
Collateral blocked under a transaction concluded on Bilateral contracts market segment shall be released upon meeting the requirements of the Power Exchange Operational Rules, including sending a confirmation on fulfilled obligations.