01 April 2019

Gas transmission system operators publish Implementation Report on 2018-2028 Gas Network Development Plan


  • 16 projects worth € 840 million commissioned
  • Progress report on Network Development Plan projects
  • Market area conversion: 300,000 gas appliances converted to H-gas
  • L/H gas conversion update

The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today published their Implementation Report on the 2018-2028 Gas Network Development Plan (2019 Implementation Report).

A total of 16 projects worth € 840 million described in the 2018-2028 Gas Network Development Plan have been commissioned: three pipeline projects totalling 113 kilometres, five compressor projects with a capacity of 146 MW and eight gas metering and pressure regulating stations...more


Implementation Report 2019 in German (Download)

Press Release (Download)

Executive Summary (Download)


19 October 2017

Incremental capacity: German gas TSOs launch first consultation under EU rules

  • Up to €215m in investments and up to 75 MW in additional compressor capacity required, according to technical studies
  • Consultation to run from 19 October to 19 December 2017

Berlin, 19 October 2017. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) publish their proposals for incremental capacity projects for consultation in accordance with Article 27(3) of Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms in Gas Transmission Systems)...more

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27 July 2017

Demand assessment for new transport capacities finished according to European guidelines: transmission systems operators publish market demand assessment reports

The German transmission systems operators are for the first time publishing market demand assessment reports according to Article 26 of the EU Regulation 2017/459 (Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms) determining new transport capacities to be created on the borders of the market areas of GASPOOL and NCG. The reports are available at the FNB Gas Capacity website (

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05 April 2017

German TSOs launch first demand assessment process for incremental transportation capacity in line with EU provisions

The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) are for the first time launching an incremental capacity process in accordance with European legislation in addition to their planning works surrounding the Gas Network Development Plan.

The incremental capacity process is a key part of the “CAM NC”, which comes into force on 6 April 2017...more


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31 March 2017

TSOs determine long-term capacity requirements by 1 April

The TSOs determine long-term capacity requirements by 1 April every year. In the statement now published they describe their current knowledge as to the future development of capacity requirements in the two German market areas, GASPOOL and NCG. One of the findings of the report based on the results of the 2017 yearly capacity auctions is that it will be necessary to build the planned European gas pipeline link EUGAL, which is supposed to start gas transportation at the end of 2019.


Statement of long-term capacity requirements in German (Download)


Documents in German:

  • more-capacity auction results (Download)
  • Measure descriptions (Download)
  • German projects included in TYNDP 2017 (Download)


27 February 2017


Second consultation on 2016-2026 Gas NDP

  • Development projects now to include power stations at Altbach and Heilbronn am Neckar
  • Total network development costs at €4.5 billion, up by €102 million
  • Consultation to run from 27 February to 17 March 2017

The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) are again consulting market participants on their 2016-2026 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP). This new consultation is being held in response to a decision of 3 January 2017 in which the German national regulatory authority BNetzA (Federal Network Agency) amended part of its earlier decision confirming the Scenario Framework document underlying the 2016-2026 NDP in order to reflect the holding in a case recently heard by Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court. According to the regulator’s decision, the TSOs are to include the power stations planned to be constructed at Altbach and Heilbronn am Necker in their 2016-2026 NDP…more

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Executive Summary (Download)


27 January 2016

GASPOOL, NetConnect Germany and the association of German gas TSOs jointly support continuation of gas quality conversion fee

  • Market area managers (MAM) have applied for permission to extend application of the conversion fee by six months
  • MAMs and TSOs in constructive talks on conversion mechanism with Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and German regulator BNetzA


Berlin / Ratingen, 27th January 2016. The two German gas MAMs, Berlin-based GASPOOL Balancing Services GmbH and Ratingen-based NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG, have today notified the national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) of their intention to extend the phase-out period for the conversion fee levied on gas quantities converted from high calorific value (CV) to low calorific value quality under the virtual conversion service by six months. This is an option available to the MAMs under the relevant administrative ruling, the so-called “Konni Gas” decision (conversion system in cross-quality market areas), published by BNetzA in March 2012...more


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18 December 2015

Launch of consultation for implementation of Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange

By 1 May 2016, EU-Regulation 2015/703 (Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange) requires gas transmission system operators (TSOs) and counterparties concerned to implement common data exchange. Existing data exchange solutions currently in place may no longer be used unless they have been approved by the German federal regulator Bundesnetzagentur. Therefore German gas TSOs are now running a consultation to seek the views of all counterparties concerned about the common data exchange solution.


Consultation Document (Download)

Comment Form (Download)

06. June 2014

Invitation for the consultation workshop on the scenario framework for the German Network Development Plan Gas 2015


The German gas transmission system operators intend to publish the draft of the scenario framework for NDP Gas 2015, which had been elaborated by Prognos AG, on 28 July 2014.

The workshop aims at giving all market participants the opportunity to put questions about the scenario framework and make suggestions.

The workshop will be held at the NH hotel, Friedrichstraße 96 in 10117 Berlin from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm on 05 August 2014.
Conference language is German.

03 March 2014

Market area managers NCG and GASPOOL submit recommendation document for NC BAL to BNetzA

The recommendation document for the implementation of the Network Code Balancing was submitted today to the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) by market area managers (MAM) GASPOOL Balancing Services GmbH (GASPOOL) and NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG (NCG).

In advance to the preparation of the recommendation document, FNB Gas e.V. conducted a market consultation on behalf of the German TSOs and the MAMs. During consultation 20 responses were received. Both, responses and recommendation document, were submitted to the BNetzA.

The recommendation document and all submitted statements are available on the websites of the market area managers:

NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG

GASPOOL Balancing Services GmbH


17 January 2014

Launch of Market consultation for Implementation of Network Code Balancing Gas

  • German TSOs and market area managers carry out consultation - results to be reported to German regulator Bundesnetzagentur

Berlin/Ratingen. Today the market consultation on implementation of European Network Code on Gas Balancing (NC BAL) in Transmission System will be launched. The main objective of the NC BAL is to create Europe-wide rules for the balancing of gas transports.

Until 3rd of March German regulator Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) requested market area managers GASPOOL Balancing Services GmbH and NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG in December 2013 to report proposals, ideas and a recommendatory document for the implementation of within day obligations.





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