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29 March 2018

Draft 2018-2028 Gas NDP: network development proposal confirmed by consultation participants

 

  • German gas TSOs submit revised post-consultation version of NDP to Federal Network Agency
  • Market participants welcome focus on role of gas infrastructure in future energy system


Berlin, 29 March 2018. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today submitted their draft 2018-2028 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) to the German national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency). The document, which is also published on the website of the TSO association FNB Gas, sets out the TSOs’ detailed plans for the future development of the German network to ensure a secure supply of natural gas in the period to 2028.


33 responses had been received by the TSOs during a public consultation on the NDP conducted beforehand, with a majority of market participants expressing their support for the network development proposal put forward by the TSOs. The network development projects described in the 2018-2028 NDP include measures for the provision of an additional 66 GW in exit capacity required on Germany’s borders and for building another 70 GW in exit capacity to facilitate the gas quality switchover process currently under way, in the course of which supply areas presently receiving low CV gas are being converted to high CV quality...more

  • Draft 2018-2028 Gas NDP in German (Download)


Documents:

  • Comments Draft 2018-2028 Gas NDP (Download)


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Executive Summary (Download)

 

12 February 2018

2018 NDP confirms continuity of earlier network development projects whilst taking account of additional European import needs and addressing the important role gas infrastructure has in delivering the energy transition


The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today launched the debate on the 2018-2028 German Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) by publishing a consultation document on their first draft. Market participants are now invited to submit their comments by 2 March. The TSOs also host an accompanying workshop, which takes place on 20 February in Berlin. The plans set out in the consultation document are based on the corresponding scenario framework previously confirmed by the German national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) in the middle of December 2017.


The 2018-2028 NDP outlines the measures the TSOs propose to carry out to ensure that the German gas supply stays secure in the future, with projects worth some €7.0 billion to be delivered in the period to 2028. The gas quality switchover process currently under way to permanently convert the gas infrastructure currently using low CV gas to high CV quality brought about by the decline in low CV gas production in Germany and other European countries remains a key focus...more

 

consultation document NDP 2018-2028 in German (Download)

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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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16 October 2017

German gas TSOs publish final NDP for the period from 2016 to 2026

  • €3.9bn earmarked for expansion of national natural gas infrastructure over the period to 2026
  • 113 projects to secure long-term gas supply security in Germany

Berlin, 16 October 2017. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today published the final version of their 2016-2026 Gas Network Development Plan (below referred to as the “2016 NDP”). The document now published by the TSOs is a revised version of the draft 2016 NDP released in April 2016. The current revisions came in response to a decision by the national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) which was published in early 2017 and which amended parts of the earlier draft. “The network development projects to be carried out under the 2016 NDP are again an important contribution by the TSOs to help deliver the energy transition,” comments Inga Posch, managing director of the German TSO association Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V. (FNB Gas)...more

2016-2026 Gas Network Development Plan in German (Download)

Press Release (Download)

Executive Summary (Download)

 

19 June 2017

Scenario framework for the 2018-2028 NDP now published: TSOs base demand scenarios on EU climate targets

 

  • Demand scenarios reflect EU climate targets
  • Incorporation of Nord Stream 2 project
  • TSOs model two cases: base case plus storage case focusing on supply security
  • Gas quality switchover process from low CV to high CV quality remains a key focus
  • Plans take account of Federal Network Agency’s latest report on reserve power generation capacity to be provided for system stability
  • Consultation workshop to be held in Berlin on 29 June 2017


Berlin, 19 June 2017. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today published the scenario framework that is to form the basis for their 2018-2028 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP), which is the first to consider gas demand scenarios based on the European climate targets...more

 

Scenario Framework for 2018-2028 Gas Network Development Plan in German (Download)

 

 

05 April 2017

German TSOs submit second draft 2016-2026 Gas NDP to Federal Network Agency

 

  • Altbach and Heilbronn am Neckar power stations now included in scenario framework
  • Updated plans require additional network development projects totalling €120 million
  • Overall investment required in the period from 2016 to 2026 rises to €4.5 billion


The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today submitted the second draft of their 2016-2026 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) to the national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) and published it. The TSOs had to revise the previous draft in order to take account of the planned power stations at Altbach and Heilbronn am Neckar...more

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Executive Summary (Download)

 

31 March 2017

 

TSOs publish 2017 implementation report and statement of long-term capacity requirements

  • Report describes progress of gas NDP projects
  • Updated L-to-H gas quality switchover plans presented
  • Analysis of long-term capacity requirements confirms necessity of EUGAL pipeline


Berlin, 31 March 2017. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have today published both their 2017 implementation report as well as their statement of long-term capacity requirements...more

Press Release (Download)

Executive Summary implementation report 2017 (Download)

 

Please find further information on the implementation report 2017 here.

All relevant documents for statement of long-term capacity requirements here.

 

28 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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01 April 2016

Submission of 2016 Gas NDP: networks to be developed in line with expansion of Nord Stream pipeline

 

  • German gas TSOs submit consulted NDP document to national regulatory authority
  • TSOs and majority of market participants recommend building network development on expansion of Nord Stream pipeline
  • Investments of €4.4 billion required in the period to 2026
  • Switchover of low CV gas networks to high CV gas supplies remains a key focus of NDP

 

Berlin, 1 April 2016. The draft 2016 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP), which the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) today submitted to the German national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), provides a comprehensive action plan for network development to ensure a natural gas supply that is fit for the future…more

 

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15 February 2016

Launch of consultation on 2016 Gas Network Development Plan: German gas TSOs recommend to develop networks in line with expansion of Nord Stream pipeline

  • Network development proposal put forward by TSOs provides robust framework to respond to changes in supply sources
  • Network development plan (NDP) is first to model two alternative distributions of supply sources for high CV gas
  • TSOs plan to invest €4.4 billion in the period to 2026
  • Next NDP not until 2018


Berlin, 15 February 2016. The 2016 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) published today by the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) is the first NDP to present two alternative cases for the distribution of supply sources for gas of high calorific value quality (“H-gas”). The new, second scenario builds on the expansion of the Nord Stream pipeline, which could deliver a considerable proportion of the additional demand for H-gas in Germany expected in the future. “In the years to come we will see more and more changes in the sources that deliver the natural gas we need to meet our energy demand. The German TSOs respond to this challenge by proposing a robust case for network development that promotes security of supply,” explains Inga Posch, managing director of the TSO association FNB Gas...more

 

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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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16 November 2015

A signal for stable grid expansion: Bundesnetzagentur approves 2015 Gas Network Development Plan

  • NDP sets out comprehensive action plan for the period to 2025, with 71 infrastructure projects requiring investments of €3.3 billion
  • Plans for the switchover from low to high calorific value (CV) gas further specified

Berlin, 16 November 2015. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) have presented more detailed project plans for the switchover of low CV gas networks to high CV gas supplies in their joint 2015 Gas Network Development Plan (NDP), which was published today. According to the current plans the declining low CV gas volumes will increasingly be replaced by deliveries of high CV gas. For the first time in the 2015 NDP the TSOs have presented a year-by-year high CV gas supply balance for Germany and extended the period under review up to the year 2030 to account for the growing high CV gas demand...more

 

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27 July 2015

Where will Germany source its future supplies of natural gas? TSOs publish scenario framework document as part of the 2016 NDP process

 

  • Projects are consistently developed, with alternative high CV gas supply sources being taken into consideration
  • Gas quality switchover process from low CV gas to high CV gas remains a key focus
  • Interests of distribution network operators have been taken into account based on the results of a joint study
  • Consultation workshop to be held on 4 August 2015 in Berlin

Berlin, 27 July 2015. The German gas transmission system operators (TSOs), whose transportation networks provide a significant contribution to upholding security of supply, have today published the scenario framework which is to form the basis for the 2016 gas network development plan (NDP)... more

 

Information on the Draft scenario framework for NDP 2016 (Link)

Press Release (Download)

 

01 April 2015

2015 Network Development Plan for gas reveals further details on the switchover from low to high CV gas

 

  • TSOs are planning to invest €3.5bn by 2025 to expand the national infrastructure for natural gas
  • Nationwide switchover of low CV network sectors to high CV gas contributes to long-term supply security
  • Respondents to consultation provide positive feedback on document and its transparency

Berlin, 1 April 2015. The draft 2015 Network Development Plan for gas (NDP), which the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) today submitted to the German national regulatory authority Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), describes more than 70 projects planned to expand the German gas infrastructure over the next ten years...more

 

NDP 2015 [LINK]

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Executive Summary (Download)

 

  

23 February 2015

 

German gas TSOs launch consultation on their 2015 Network Development Plan

  • Investments to go up to €3.5bn by 2025
  • Plans for conversion of low CV gas networks to high CV gas supplies refined
  • TSOs identify higher demand for high CV gas in the period until 2030


Berlin, 23 February 2015. The German gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) have today launched a consultation on their fourth Network Development Plan (NDP) which presents more detailed plans for the conversion of low calorific value (CV) gas networks to high CV gas supplies. According to the 17 TSOs, the 2015 NDP, which has now been published, largely confirms the projects described in the 2014 NDP. “At the same time, it provides a more detailed outlook on the situation in the high CV and low CV sectors for the period to 2030,” emphasises Inga Posch, managing director of the German TSO association Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas (FNB Gas)...more

 

NDP 2015 [LINK]

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Executive Summary (Download)

 

28 January 2015

 

German Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) release 2014 Network Development plan (NDP):  security of supply upheld by scheduled L/H gas conversion plans

 

  • NDP Gas 2014 addresses declining L-gas production
  • Some €2.8bn to be invested in gas grids by 2024
  • Finalisation after intensive market consultation


Berlin, Jan. 28, 2015. Germany's NDP Gas for 2014 released by the German Gas-TSOs puts an emphasis on demand-oriented extensions and upgrades of the national gas infrastructure. The investment volume amounts to approx. €2.8bn by the year 2024. After consulting market participants such as gas brokers, power station and storage operators, 51 projects were confirmed by the German national regulatory authority (BNetzA). Compressor capacity will be increased by a total of 343 MW. In addition, another 748 km of high-pressure pipelines will be built...more

 

NDP 2014 (LINK)

 

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28 July 2014

 

Scenario framework published - German transmission system operators (TSOs) start extensive consultations over 2015 network development plan for gas (NDP)

 

  • Safety of supply: gas sourcing revised, planning for L gas market conversion extended until 2030
  • Robust database: latest reference forecasts included

 

Berlin, July 28, 2014. As a basis for the fourth network development plan for gas, Germany's TSOs will publish the draft scenario framework for the 2015 NDP on their website (www.fnb-gas.de) today. It lists different modelling scenarios for the country's transmission system and covers the period until 2025... more

Draft scenario framework for NDP 2015 (LINK)

Press Release (Download)

 

01 April 2014


2014 Network Development Plan (NDP) for gas emphasizes market conversion from low cv gas to high cv gas

  • Transmission system operators (TSOs) to hand over draft NDP to national regulatory agency Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA)
  • Investments to rise to €3.1bn by 2024
  • Total of 49 comments received during consultation

 
Berlin, April 1, 2014. For the third year running, Germany's TSOs are to hand over the NDP for gas to BNetzA today. The draft lists more than 50 projects for expanding the national gas infrastructure over the next 10 years and is based on a scenario framework which BNetzA confirmed in Oct. 2013... more

NDP 2014 (LINK)

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Executive Summary (Download)

 

26 March 2014

FNB Gas: Nur ein stabiles Regulierungssystem führt zu den notwendigen Investitionen in Netze und erhöht Versorgungssicherheit

 

Berlin. „Ohne stabilen regulatorischen Rahmen lässt sich die anspruchsvolle Zielsetzung der Energiewende in der Zukunft kaum umsetzen“,  fasst Inga Posch, Geschäftsführerin der Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas (FNB Gas) am Rande des in Berlin stattfinden BDEW-Fachkongresses „Treffpunkt Netze 2014“ die Einschätzung der deutschen Erdgas-Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber zusammen...more

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18 March 2014

Improving security of supply – transmission system operators release 2013 gas network development plan

 

  • €2.2bn to go into system upgrades by 2023
  • Up for discussion – market area conversion as production of low cv gas drops

Berlin. By 2023, German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) will invest some €2.2bn into upgrading the country's gas infrastructure. In the words of Inga Posch, managing director of FNB Gas, the association of German gas TSOs,  "this is a major commitment to improving the security of supply on the part of Germany's operators“ ... more

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17 February 2014

German gas TSOs start consultation of 2014 Network Development Plan

 

  • Investments to grow to €2,7 bn by 2024
  • Focus on L gas/H gas conversion

Berlin, 17 February 2014. Germany's gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) today published the third national Network Development Plan (NDP) to start its consultation phase ... more

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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 Systems will be launched. The main objective of the NC BAL is to create Europe-wide rules for the balancing of gas transports ... more

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17 October 2013

Szenariorahmen NEP Gas 2014:

Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber: Szenariorahmen berücksichtigt Sachargumente nicht ausreichend

 

  • Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber sehen vorgegebene Modellierungsvarianten kritisch

Berlin. Die Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber kritisieren einige wichtige Grundannahmen in dem heute von der Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) bestätigten Szenariorahmen für den Netzentwicklungsplan Gas 2014. Dieser war in einem intensiven Konsultationsprozess gemeinsam mit Marktteilnehmern und der BNetzA erarbeitet worden. Einige Themen der nun veröffentlichten, endgültigen Fassung sind aus Sicht der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber allerdings noch diskussionswürdig ... more

Szenariorahmen zum NEP 2014 (Link)

Pressemitteilung (Download)

 30 September 2013

Kosten auf alle Schultern verteilt

 

  • Kosten der Biogaseinspeisung werden ab 2014 auf die Entgelte aller marktgebietsaufspannenden Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber in Deutschland gleich verteilt
  • Bundesweit einheitlicher Biogaswälzungsbetrag für 2014 beträgt 0,51 Euro pro Kilowattstunde pro Stunde pro Jahr

Berlin. Mit der Neuregelung der Biogaskostenwälzung in der Gasnetzentgelt-verordnung (§ 20b GasNEV) werden die Kosten für den Netzanschluss und die Einspeisung von Biogas ab dem kommenden Jahr auf die Netzentgelte der marktgebietsaufspannenden Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber in Deutschland gleichermaßen verteilt. Der jetzt von den deutschen Marktgebietsbetreibern GASPOOL und NCG ermittelte Biogaswälzungsbetrag für das Jahr 2014 beträgt 0,51 Euro pro Kilowattstunde pro Stunde pro Jahr (€/kWh/h/a) ... more

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06 September 2013

Einladung zur gat 2013

 

Am 1. UND 2. OKTOBER 2013 findet die 52. gat - Gasfachliche Aussprachetagung statt. Die Vereinigung der Fernleitungs- netzbetreiber Gas e.V. (FNB Gas) bietet Ihnen im Rahmen der Veranstaltung vielfältige Möglichkeiten zum fachlichen und persönlichen Austausch.

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein, mit FNB Gas-Vertretern und Ansprechpartnern der Mitgliedsunternehmen an unserem gemeinsamen Stand in Halle 12 / C8 ins Gespräch zu kommen ... more

Einladung zur gat 2013 (Download)

Einladung zum gat-Thementag "ENERGIEWENDE KONKRET. Netzentwicklungsplan Gas" (Download)

22 July 2013

Transmission system operators publish scenario framework for Network Development Plan Gas 2014

 

  • Long-term planning of market area changeover
  • Further requirements for Network Development Plan Gas
  • Supporting workshop on 30 July 2013 in Berlin

Berlin. The German transmission system operators, whose gas transmission systems make a key contribution to the security of supplies in Germany and Europe, have published a draft scenario framework for the Network Development Plan Gas 2014 ... more

NDP 2014 (Link)

Press Release (Download)

13 June 2013

FNB Gas eröffnet Büro in Berlin

Die Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e. V. (FNB Gas) hat am Abend ihre Geschäftsstelle in Berlin eröffnet. „Die Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber setzen mit ihrer festen Präsenz in Berlin ein weiteres Zeichen für ein langfristiges gemeinsames Engagement“, betonte Ralph Bahke, Vorstandsvorsitzender der FNB Gas, in seiner Begrüßungsansprache ... more

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02 April 2013

Energy transition must be affordable – Smart capacity products limit network expansion costs

 

  • Transmission system operators submit draft Network Development Plan Gas 2013 to Bundesnetzagentur

On 1 April 2013, the German transmission system operators submitted their Network Development Plan Gas 2013 (NDP Gas 2013) to the Federal Network Agency. The NDP Gas 2013 is based on the general scenario submitted by the transmission system operators in October 2012 and confirmed by the Federal Network Agency. The preparation of the general scenario and the submission of the draft NDP Gas 2013 were both preceded by intensive consultation procedures; opinions were submitted by a large number of market players ... more

NDP 2013 (Link)

Press Release in English (Download)

20 March 2013

Mastering the future of energy together

 

  • German transmission system operators establish association – Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V.
  • Association focuses cooperation on the gas network development plan and concentrates activities for the expansion of gas transmission capacities

The German gas transmission system operators, who make a key contribution to the security of supplies in Germany and Europe with their natural gas transmission systems, have joined forces to form an association – Vereinigung der Fernleitungsnetzbetreiber Gas e.V. The objective of the Association is to focus and coordinate technical interchange between the companies and to address politicians, the media and the public with a view to heightening their awareness for the issues of transmission system operators and the potential of natural gas networks in the era of energy transition ... more

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