Virtual Interconnection Points (VIP)

Here you will find detailed information about the implementation of the Virtual Interconnection Point (VIP)

Market Information VIPs GASPOOL-TTF (17 October 2019)

On April 1st 2020, GASCADE Gastransport GmbH (GASCADE), Gastransport Nord GmbH (GTG), and Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH (GUD) will set up Virtual Interconnection Points (VIP) for gas transport between the GASPOOL and the TTF market area. This takes place in cooperation with the adjacent network operator Gasunie Transport Services B.V.

For this purpose, two new network points will be uploaded to PRISMA:

VIP

Location Code (EIC)

Involved TSOs

VIP TSO

 

VIP-TTF-GASPOOL-H

21Z000000000500Z

GASCADE

GUD

GUD

VIP-TTF-GASPOOL-L

21Z000000000499V

GTG

GUD

GUD

  • The new point VIP-TTF-GASPOOL-H comprises the available capacities of the interconnection points (IPs) Bunde from GASCADE and Oude Statenzijl H from GUD.
  • The new network point VIP-TTF-GASPOOL-L comprises the available capacities of the IPs Oude Statenzijl from GTG and Oude Statenzijl L from GUD.
  • For transport periods from 1 April 2020 onwards, all capacity contracts will only be concluded at these VIPs, starting with the monthly auction for firm capacity in March 2020 (presumably on March 16th 2020). Both VIPs are operated by GUD. Hence, GUD will offer all available capacity of the former IPs starting with the auctions mentioned above.
  • Capacity contracts concluded on the above IPs, which are still valid after April 1st 2020 (existing contracts), remain on the IPs and will continue to be nominated and billed there. Transport contracts concluded at the VIPs, on the other hand, are nominated with and billed by GUD being the VIP TSO.
  • All interested shippers should ensure that they have completed the registration process with GUD becoming the VIP TSO.

Market information regarding VIP-Implementation III (24 August 2018)

Article 19 Paragraph 9 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (NC CAM) foresees the establishment of virtual interconnection points (VIP). The concerned German Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have informed market participants on 1 March 2018 and on 30 May 2018 on the intermediate status of implementation as well as on the discussions with the regulatory authorities on European and national level. Today, we would like to inform you about the current status of the implementation of VIPs (24 August 2018).

Furthermore, we would like to inform you about the VIP L implementation at the market area border between GASPOOL / NetConnect Germany (VIP L GASPOOL - NCG).

Market information regarding VIP-implementation II (30 May 2018)

The concerned German Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have informed market participants on 1 March 2018 on the intermediate status of implementation as well as the discussions with the regulatory authorities on European and national level. Today, we would like to inform you about the current status of the implementation of VIPs (30 May 2018).

Today, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH (GUD) would like to inform you about the VIP  implementation at the market area border between GASPOOL / NetConnect Germany (VIP L GASPOOL - NCG).

In connection with the VIP L GASPOOL - NCG implementation GUD publishes an amendment of the STC. This amendment will apply starting from 1 July 2018.

Market information regarding VIP-implementation I (1 March 2018)

Article 19 Paragraph 9 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (NC CAM) foresees the establishment of virtual interconnection points (VIP). The concerned German Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have jointly agreed on a possible model for the VIP-implementation