Hanover, 15 October 2015
Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH (GUD) as TSO publishes pursuant to Section 20, Paragraph 1 of the German Energy Law (EnWG) the preliminary tariffs for grid access in calendar year 2016, which has been determined taking into account the ruling of the Bundesnetzagentur for tariffing of Entry- and Exit-Points („BEATE“, BK9-14/608 on March 24, 2015).
According to today’s best state of knowledge following tariffs for firm flexible allocable capacities will become effective as of 1 January 2016:
Preliminary Tariffs for Transport Customers and adjacent Network Operators as of 01.01.2016
(without consideration of the multipliers according to BEATE)
The designated fees include a contribution to costs for the implementation and operating of the primary and secondary capacity platform.
The tariff for restricted-allocable entry and exit capacities amounts to 95 percent of the respective applicable tariff for firm flexible allocable entry and exit capacities.
The tariff for interruptible entry and exit capacities amounts to 90 percent in principle of the respective applicable tariff for firm flexible allocable entry and exit capacities. For IDs H207 (Entry Greifswald), H094 (Exit Ellund), H095 (Exit Oude Statenzijl H), L138 (Exit Oude Statenzijl L) and L139 (Entry Oude Statenzijl L) the factor for the tariff for interruptible entry and exit capacities amounts to 89 percent applied to the respective tariff for firm flexible allocable entry and exit capacities.
According to the BEATE-rules GUD establishes multipliers to convert the tariffs for products with a duration of less than one year. The multiplier for yearly products is 1.0 of the above mentioned respective tariffs. The multiplier for quarterly products (contract term of 90 to 364 days) is 1.1, the multiplier for monthly products (contract term of 28 to 89 days) is 1.25 and the multiplier for daily products (contract term of 1 to 27 days) is 1.4. The multipliers are valid for all bookable points and product types.
In general the tariffs of capacity products for connection points to storages will get fundamentally a discount of 50 percent of the above mentioned tariffs. At storages, where a transition between market areas or countries is possible, a tariff without the aforementioned discount of 50 percent will be offered next to the discounted tariff, as far as the storage system operator complies to the justification of the rules of BEATE in Section IX. (8).
Reasons for tariff adjustment
By complying the regulations of BEATE being valid from 1st of January 2016, especially the new regulation for pricing of interruptible capacities as well as the introduction of multipliers, GUD is able to reduce the ENTRY and EXIT tariffs for 2016 significantly.
In addition, the reduction of tariffs will be effected by the lower fuel gas consumption as well as by lower prices for fuel gas in 2014 compared to earlier years. The planned-actual comparison of the accounting balance will be taken into consideration for the tariff calculation 2016.
Invoicing charge 2016
For the invoicing of exit points GUD will charge pursuant to Section 13, Paragraph 3 as well as Section 15, Paragraph 7 of the GasNEV a separate charge of 0.001996 €ct/(kWh/h)/d.
Biogas levy 2016
The charge for biogas levy 2016, that also applies to the market area GASPOOL, amounts nationwide to 0.59458 €/(kWh/h)/a.
Market conversion levy 2016
The charge for market conversion levy 2016, that applies to the market area GASPOOL, amounts to 0.0865 €/(kWh/h)/a.
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