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Primary Capacity Platform PRISMA

GRTgaz Deutschland markets is firm and interruptible entry and exit capacities at market area and cross-border interconnection points via a transparent and non-discriminatory auction process on the platform primary capacity platform PRISMA. 

Booking of interruptible WD capacity

Additionally, interruptible within-day capacities may be booked through a process of overnomination. The booking of interruptible within-day capacities is only possible through overnomination, if the firm capacity with the exception of restricted allocable capacity (bFZK), at the corresponding booking point has already been completely traded or if only interruptible capacities are available for trading.

In addition, shippers can submit a nomination for a balancing group even if no capacities have been included there before.

Emergency Process for Capacity Booking Requests

In the case of technical issues with PRISMA or its connected systems, GRTgaz Deutschland offers overnomination as an emergency process for trading daily products or within-day auctions at the border and market area crossing points.

Network points that have been activated for overnomination may be found in the adjacent widget.

OVERNOMINATION

Activated network points

 

 

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Hourly updates on the activation of overnomination enabling customers to acquire interruptible WD capacities and push notification

If desired, as soon as overnomination for interruptible capacities is possible, push email notifications are sent to you during the gas day.

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Capacity Products

As an efficient and reliable partner in gas transport, GRTgaz Deutschland plays an innovative role in the development of new capacity products as optimised solutions for the customer. One example of this is the product DZK (Dynamically Allocable Capacity).

GRTgaz Deutschland offers the following capacity products:



Freely allocable capacity (FZK)

Freely allocable capacities allow firm transports in the whole market area as well as access to the Virtual Trading Point of NCG.

Conditionally firm freely allocable capacity (bFZK)

Conditionally firm freely allocable capacities are, in principle, both firm and freely allocable within the whole market area, and have access to the Virtual Trading Point of NCG. They only become interruptible capacities if the physical northbound flow into the system of Open Grid Europe at the stations Rimpar and Gernsheim both exceeds a particular limit, defined by Open Grid Europe, due to the current nominations within the market area, and if the forecast of the average daily temperature for the previous day at the meteorological station at Essen is above zero degrees centigrade.

Dynamically allocable capacity (DZK)

a)      Contracts regarding physical interconnection points

Dynamically allocable capacities (DZK) are firm capacities whose free allocation is subject to usage restrictions. DZK are firm capacities if they are used without the virtual trading point and exclusively for the purpose of carrying out a balanced transport between entry and exit points within the GRTgaz Deutschland system that are subject to the nomination obligation set out in sec. 15 GasNZV. The interruptible share thus depends on the shipper’s current nomination or renomination. The usage restrictions and their application are specified in STC sec. 3 and 5.

b)      Contracts regarding virtual interconnection points

Dynamically allocable capacities (DZK) are firm capacities whose free allocation is subject to usage restrictions. If usage is restricted under STC sec. 3 (2), DZK will be firm only to the extent that they are, without use of the Virtual Trading Point,

  • used exclusively to carry out a balanced transport between predetermined entry and exit points that are subject to a nomination obligation (market area interconnection points, cross-border interconnection points and storage facilities) or
  • on exit points which do not have to be nominated, the predetermined associated entry point or entry points were nominated with at least the same value as the measured allocation on this exit point.

Point combinations (routes) offered at VIPs for transit:

    • Entry VIP NCG-Waidhaus or Entry VIP NCG-Oberkappel to Exit VIP France-Germany
    • Entry VIP NCG-Waidhaus to Exit VIP NCG-Oberkappel
In case of renomination restriction, the reverse combinations will also be offered:
    • Entry VIP France- Germany to Exit VIP NCG-Waidhaus or Exit VIP NCG-Oberkappel
    • Entry VIP NCG-Oberkappel to Exit VIP NCG-Waidhaus

Downloadable documents:

  • Possible DZK route allocations, valid from 01.10.2021 (xlsx-document
  • Product news for the yearly auction at 07.06.2021 (pdf-document)
Interruptible capacity (uFZK)

Interruptible capacities allow transport within the whole market area as well as an access to the Virtual Trading Point of NCG on an interruptible basis.

CUSTOMER PORTAL

Specifically designed for our customers

VMS Portal

The VMS Portal allows our customers to enter and edit company data, balancing groups and contracts.

NMP Portal

The  Nomination Portal  (NMP) may be used to submit and review nominations in case of failure or revision of your backend system, or if your company does not own a nomination backend system.

To register, contact: Smile@grtgaz-deutschland.de

COMMUNICATION

Communication test with the counterparties

Before starting the transmission, a communication test with the balancing group manager (BGM) is performed in order to check the communication channels between GRTgaz Deutschland and the BGM. The shipper is required to contact the following email address in order to perform the communication test:

communicationtest@grtgaz-deutschland.de.

Implementation of protocol AS4

In response to the network code Interoperability and Data Exchange, the European Transmission System Operators and their counterparties who communicate electronically shall use a Europe-wide harmonized protocol (AS4) and harmonized formats (Edig@s-XML) in their communication for any document-based data exchange.

TARIFFS

Prices for transport as of 1st of January 2021

Prices for firm capacity

The prices in €/(kWh/h)/a for all entry and exit points are listed below:

 

Regulated fees Daily fees
in €/(kWh/h)/d
(indicative)
Annual fees
in €/(kWh/h)/a
Entry    
Freely allocable capacities (FZK) 0.010329 3.77
Conditionally firm freely allocable capacities (bFZK) 0.010225 3.73
Dynamically allocable capacities (DZK) 0.009296 3.39
Exit    
Freely allocable capacities (FZK) 0.010329 3.77
Dynamically allocable capacities (DZK) 0.009296 3.39

 

 

 

 

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Prices for Interruptible Capacity

Pursuant to Art. 14, 15 NC TAR, the Bundesnetzagentur has, in its decision Az. BK9-19/612 (“MARGIT 2021”) determined the discounts for interruptible capacities at interconnection points. The methodology for the calculation of these discounts is described in chapter 5 of the MARGIT decision. For entry and exit points of GRTgaz Deutschland, it results in the following discounts:

 

Regulated Fees Discount for FZK Daily Fees
in €/(kWh/h)/d (indicative)
Annual Fees in €/(kWh/h)/a
VIP France Germany Entry      
Annually 10% 0.009296 3.39
Quarterly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Monthly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Daily 10% 0.009296 3.39
Within-Day 10% 0.009296 3.39
VIP France Germany Exit      
Annually 10% 0.009296 3.39
Quarterly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Monthly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Daily 11% 0.009193 3.36
Within-Day 11% 0.009193 3.36

 

Regulated Fees Discount for FZK Daily Fees
in €/(kWh/h)/d (indicative)
Annual Fees in €/(kWh/h)/a
Gernsheim Entry      
Annually 10% 0.009296 3.39
Quarterly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Monthly 11% 0.009193 3.36
Daily 11% 0.009193 3.36
Within-Day 11% 0.009193 3.36
Gernsheim Exit      
Annually 10% 0.009296 3.39
Quarterly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Monthly 10% 0.009296 3.39
Daily 10% 0.009296 3.39
Within-Day 10% 0.009296 3.39

Application of multipliers for non-yearly capacity products 

The BNetzA’s MARGIT decision provides that, in converting yearly standard capacity products into non-yearly standard capacity products (‚non-yearly products‘), a multiplier is to be applied at all interconnection points.

The fee for non-yearly products is calculated by dividing the relevant annual fee by 365 and then multiplying it with the duration of the respective product (in days) and the relevant multiplier to be identified as follows:

 

Product Multiplier
Within-day 2
Daily (duration 1-27 days) 1.4
Monthly (duration 28-89 days) 1.25
Quarterly (duration 90-365 days)  1.1



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