Düsseldorf, Hanover, Kassel, Leipzig, 02 February 2017 | Press release
The five more capacity partners, Fluxys Deutschland GmbH, GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, NEL Gastransport GmbH and ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, have published the levels for the new technical capacities being offered in the 2017 annual auction on their joint Website. The auctions will be held on 6 March on the European primary capacity platform PRISMA, where the relevant offering levels for existing and new capacities will be published on 6 February.
Details on marketing the new technical capacities are contained in the Supplementary Terms and Conditions of Business of the respective TSOs on their company Internet sites. It is envisaged, for example, that transport customers first have to book the existing capacities in full before new capacities can be made available to them.
As a complement to the network development plan (NDP) process, the more capacity initiators GASCADE, Gasunie Deutschland and ONTRAS conducted a market survey from 21 August through 16 October 2015, to determine the need for new transport capacities for H gas along the boundaries of the GASPOOL market area The aim was to project future demand for new cross-market-area transport capacities as early and as realistically as possible in order to support the expansion of the gas pipeline infrastructure in line with the European internal market and supply security. Overall, eight market players submitted 73 individual inquiries that extend to the year 2041. Fluxys Deutschland joined more capacity in April 2016, followed by NEL Gastransport in July 2016.
More information on the procedure and all the documentation can be found on the Internet sites of the more capacity partners and here.