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Gas transmission system operators publish Addendum to Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028
The gas transmission system operators today published the Addendum to the Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028.
Gas transmission system operators invest €6.9 billion in gas infrastructure expansion up until 2028
- Final version of the Network Development Plan 2018-2028 now published
- 155 confirmed projects to ensure the long-term security of gas supplies in Germany
- Three TENP projects included
With their Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028 (NDP 2018) submitted to the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today and published on the FNB Gas website, the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) are presenting their network development plans for a secure supply of gas in Germany.
The NDP 2018 comprises 155 projects worth around €6.9 billion, which will add another 1,364 km to the pipeline network and increase compressor capacity by a total of 499 MW. Details on the NDP 2018 are provided in the Gas NDP Database which is publicly available.
"The NDP 2018 reflects the continuity of our expansion projects while taking into account the additional European gas imports needed and also highlighting the importance of the gas infrastructure for the energy transition," said Inga Posch, Managing Director of the Association of Gas Transmission System Operators Gas (FNB Gas).
"Sector coupling and the potential integration of green gases will play a more prominent role in the NDP 2020," said FNB Gas Chairman Ralph Bahke in his outlook. The TSOs have fully implemented the BNetzA’s change request. The NDP 2018 includes three TENP network expansion projects which were started immediately and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024.
The review of alternative measures to secure the future supply of H-gas to the East Frisia region in the Bunde/ Leer area has been submitted to BNetzA in due time. BNetzA has not yet decided on these measures.
Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028: Gas TSOs publish network development proposal for the TENP security of supply scenario
In addition to the projects outlined in the draft Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) 2018‑2028, the gas transmission system operators (TSOs) propose to build 54 km of additional pipeline infrastructure as part of the TENP (Trans Europa Natural Gas Pipeline) security of supply scenario which includes three network expansion projects with total investments of €171 million. The TSOs today submitted the relevant draft to BNetzA.
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Consultation workshop on TENP security of supply scenario
On 10 July, the German gas transmission system operators held a consultation workshop in Frankfurt on the TENP security of supply scenario.
Market players have until 13 July to submit their comments on the TENP security of supply scenario to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gas transmission system operators launch consultation on TENP security of supply scenario
With their TENP (Trans Europa Naturgas Pipeline) security of supply scenario published today as a supplement to the draft Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2028, the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) are launching a two-week consultation process.Read more
The security of supply scenario looks into a potential continuation of the capacity restrictions on TENP I beyond 1 October 2020, which cannot be ruled out entirely at this stage.
Given the need to ensure the security of gas supplies to Baden-Württemberg as well as Switzerland and Italy, the TSOs explored several scenarios, fully modelling two potential variants and defining the necessary network expansion measures.
Accompanying consultation workshop on the TENP security of supply scenario
The German gas transmission system operators will be hosting a workshop in Frankfurt following the publication of the TENP security of supply scenario consultation document planned for 2 July 2018.Read more
This workshop is intended to continue the dialogue with market players. The gas transmission system operators want to give you the opportunity to submit your questions and suggestions.
The workshop will be held at the Airport Conference Centre in Frankfurt, Airport Centre 1, Frankfurt/Main Airport on 10 July 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
German gas transmission system operators submit draft Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028 to BNetzA
With their draft Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2028 submitted today to the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and published on the FNB Gas website, the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) are presenting a comprehensive network development plan to ensure the security of natural gas supplies up until 2028.Read more
During the public consultation process, which saw a total of 33 comments, the majority of market players supported the TSOs' network development proposal. The network expansion projects detailed in the Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028 will make it possible, among other things, to provide the additional 66 GW of exit capacity needed at border crossing points and the 70 GW of exit capacity required for the L/H gas conversion.
Consultation workshop on Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028
On 20 February 2018, the gas transmission system operators held a consultation workshop on the Gas NDP 2018-2028 attended by representatives from all stages of the value chain. In addition to technical presentations by the TSOs, the Federal Network Agency presented its initial assessment of the consultation document.
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Konsultationsworkshop NEP Gas 2018-2028: Agenda + Ausblick
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Konsultationsworkshop NEP Gas 2018-2028: Entwicklung der L-Gas-Versorgung | Versorgungssicherheitsszenario
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Konsultationsworkshop NEP Gas 2018-2028: Entwicklung der H-Gas-Versorgung
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Konsultationsworkshop NEP Gas 2018-2028: Modellierungsvarianten | Ergebnisse Speichervariante | Versorgungssicherheitsvariante TENP
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Konsultationsworkshop NEP Gas 2018-202: Modellierungsergebnisse Basisvariante und Netzausbaumaßnahmen
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Workshop zur Konsultation des NEP Gas 2018-2028: Erste Einschätzung und Zeitplan der Bundesnetzagentur
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Gas Network Development Plan 2018 confirms continuity of expansion projects, takes account of additional European gas import needs and addresses the importance of gas infrastructure for the energy transition
With their publication of the consultation document, the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) today kicked off discussions on the Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2028. An accompanying workshop will be held in Berlin on 20 February 2018. The consultation document is based on the Scenario Framework confirmed by the Federal Network Agency in mid-December 2017.Read more
The Gas NDP 2018-2028, which provides for investments of around €7.0 billion up until the end of 2028, sets out a broad array of projects to ensure the security of Germany's future gas supply. Given the decline in L-gas availability in Germany and Europe, a particular focus continues to be on the conversion of market areas to H-gas. "Market area conversion, i.e. the replacement of German and Dutch L-gas volumes with H-gas, has the highest priority in the Gas NDP 2018-2028," said FNB Gas Chairman Ralph Bahke. "The conversion of market areas continues to be a major challenge for the German gas industry because future Dutch L‑gas production levels are extremely difficult to predict". The current plans allow for the conversion of some areas and in particular industrial customers to be brought forward. Further acceleration measures are being examined.
In addition, the TSOs are for the first time examining gas withdrawal capacities from storage facilities needed at the end of a winter season. "The storage scenario provides a sound basis for assessing the supply situation locally at the end of a winter. This allows us to adopt market-based measures to ensure security of supply," said FNB Gas Managing Director Inga Posch. One major reason for this approach were the early extensive withdrawals from storage in Germany in the winter of 2016/17 due to low temperatures and high sales combined with arbitrage opportunities in gas trading markets.
In total, the TSOs propose to expand the gas transmission system by 1,390 km compared to today's level and to install another 508 MW of compressor capacity to secure the required capacities for Germany and Central Europe. The consultation document confirms the proposed €3.9 billion worth of projects described in the Gas NDP 2016-2026. This new infrastructure now includes for the first time the EUGAL project, which will be used to ship gas delivered by Nord Stream 2 from the Lubmin II border crossing point to the Czech Republic in particular. The TSOs expect the costs of this project to be recouped by marketing the new capacities created. The Gas NDP 2018-2028 now also includes capacities in connection with a planned German LNG terminal in Brunsbüttel.
The TSOs are convinced that the existing gas infrastructure will make a significant and economically valuable contribution to the future energy system. For this reason, the published consultation document on the Gas NDP 2018-2028 contains a separate chapter on the value of gas infrastructure in the context of the intelligent combination of existing gas, electricity, heat and mobility infrastructures, also known as sector coupling. The consultation document on the Gas NDP 2018-2028 is available on the FNB Gas website.
Invitation to accompanying workshop organised as part of the consultation of the Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028
The German gas transmission system operators are planning to publish the consultation document of the Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028 on 12 February 2018. The Gas Network Development Plan 2018-2028 is based on the Scenario Framework confirmed by the Federal Network Agency, which was prepared by Prognos AG on behalf of the gas transmission system operators.Read more
The accompanying workshop is intended to continue the dialogue with all market players and give them the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions regarding the Gas Network Development Plan.
The workshop will be held at the Hotel Melia Berlin, Friedrichstraße 103, 10117 Berlin on 20 February 2018 from 10.30 to 16.00 hours.