Shall mean the operator of the adjacent gas transport system connected to the storage facility.
Shall mean the customer’s binding offer submitted to VGS by online booking for the conclusion of a contract.
Shall mean VGS’s acceptance of the binding offer submitted by the customer by online booking for conclusion of a contract.
Shall mean a non-binding expression of interest by the customer for conclusion of a contract submitted to VGS via the customer portal using the "easystore" online product configurator.
Shall mean the capacities of working gas volume (WGV), injection rate (IR) and withdrawal rate (WR) that can be contracted jointly (as a "bundle") only.
Shall mean the basis for conversion of the energy units [kWh] into volume units [Nm³] at the time of injection.
Shall mean the basis for converting the volume units [Nm³] into energy units [kWh] at gas withdrawal.
Shall designate the service required for the storage of gas in form of working gas volume (WGV), injection rate (IR) and withdrawal rate (WR).
Shall mean the fee for holding available bundled or unbundled capacities on a firm or interruptible basis.
Shall mean the restriction describing the maximally usable injection and withdrawal rates depending on the current working gas account balance of the relevant contract.
Provides for the inspection of the contract documents and details of all existing contracts of the customer.
Shall mean VGS and the customer individually or jointly.
Shall mean a natural or legal person who wants to conclude or has concluded contracts with VGS.
Shall mean the personalized and customer-related part of VGS’s internet presence. The customer portal comprises various functions by which contracts can be concluded online with VGS. The customer portal is available at www.vng-gasspeicher.de/mein-speicher.
Shall mean the utilization of non-contractual capacities by the customer adhering to the procedure laid down in the Operating Manual applicable to the respective contract.
Shall mean the period of one calendar day, 06:00 a.m. to the next calendar day, 06:00 a.m.
Can be indicated in volume units [Nm³] or energy units [kWh]. The gas quantity in standard cubic meter [Nm³] is a quantity of gas that is free of water vapour and takes a volume of one cubic meter at a temperature of zero degrees Celsius and an absolute pressure of 1.01325 bar (standard cubic meter).
Shall mean the transfer of injected gas quantities to another customer, or between contracts of the same customer.
Shall mean the point where the gas quantities are provided or transferred/taken over between the customer and VGS. The kind of gas transfer points (e.g. network connection point, virtual trading point) is specified in the individual contract.
Shall mean all pipelines and installations that serve the transport of gas.
Shall mean the time beginning with a full clock hour and ending with the following full clock hour.
Shall mean the gas quantity per hour, measured in Nm³/h or kWh/h, which the customer may inject into the storage facility under consideration of the injection characteristic.
Shall mean the period for establishing a contract in the contract processing systems prior to commencement of the service period.
Shall mean capacities that are available to the customer depending on the VGS’s ability and capability.
Shall mean an amount to be paid for gas utilization by VGS in special cases defined in the contract.
Shall mean servicing, inspection or repair of the storage facility operated by VGS.
Shall mean the natural or legal person determined by the long-distance network operators who provides services in a certain market area that need to be rendered by a person to ensure an efficient gas network access in a market area.
Shall mean the registration of gas quantities to be injected or withdrawn within a certain period of time. The types of nomination as defined by the Operating manual applicable to the respective contract including other conditions to be observed apply.
Is one of the possibilities for customers to conclude a contract; it is done at the VGS customer portal by using the "easystore" online product configurator according to the conditions regulated in the Terms of Registration and Booking.
Facilitate the use (nomination and reporting) of the contracted capacities and services additionally used by the customer based on the provisions of the Operating Manual applicable to the respective contract.
Shall mean the service fee to be paid for use of extra-contractual capacities.
Shall mean the partial transmission of contracted capacities by the customer to a third party in accordance with the provisions of the relevant contract and the provisions concerning capacity transmission/legal succession set out in the storage GT&C in relation to contracts as a whole.
Shall mean the trading of capacities (contracted with VGS) by the customer with third parties.
Shall mean the fee to be paid if use is made of a service additionally offered by VGS for consideration in connection with its products. It shall include the overrun fee to be paid for exceeding of capacity, the transmission fee to be paid for partial capacity transmission and the transfer fee to be paid for a gas transfer.
Shall mean the entire period for which the contracted capacities are held available by VGS and can be used by the customer. The service period is split into monthly billing periods.
Shall mean a code specified by VGS that is used to identify a contract and the nominations within the scope of contract operations.
Shall mean the facilities operated by VGS for underground storage of gas connected to an upstream gas transport system.
Shall mean the downtime of the storage facility for technological reasons during which no injection or withdrawal can be made or to a limited extent only.
Shall mean the period during which no injection into or withdrawal from the storage facility ist done but may be done at any time under consideration of the start-up times specified in the contract.
Shall mean the fee to be paid by the customer to VGS that basically consists of the components capacity fee and the variable fee. In the case of contracts in which a virtual trading point is agreed as gas transfer point, the usage-related injection fee as well as the usage-related withdrawal fee shall be added as further components of the storage fee.
Shall mean the period from the first calendar day of a calendar month, 06:00 a.m. to the first calendar day of the next calendar month, 06:00 a.m.
Shall mean the period from Monday, 06:00 a.m. to Monday of the following week, 06:00 a.m.
Shall mean the period from April 1, 06:00 a.m. of a calendar year to April 1, 06:00 a.m. of the following calendar year.
Shall mean the service fee to be paid for gas transfer.
Shall mean the service fee to be paid in case of a partial capacity transmission.
Shall mean the individual capacities of working gas volume (WGV), injection rate (IR) and withdrawal rate (WR) that can be contracted.
Shall mean the fee payable for covering the costs usually arising in the scope of the transport of gas quantities from the storage facility to the virtual trading point and their provision at the virtual trading point.
Shall mean the fee payable for covering the costs usually arising in the scope of the takeover of gas quantities at the virtual trading point and their transport from the virtual trading point to the storage facility.
Shall mean a natural person who may use or should be able to use the customer portal on behalf of the customer for online booking, use of the contract monitor or operations and is registered or should be registered there.
Shall mean the fee to be paid to cover the operating costs usually incurred by VGS for the storage of gas.
Shall mean the volume of gas at standard conditions measured in Nm³, i.e. at standard temperature of Tn = 273.15 K or tn = 0 °C and standard pressure on = 101.325 Pa = 1.01325 bar.
Shall mean the gas quantity per hour measured in Nm³/h or kWh/h, which the customer may withdraw from the storage facility under consideration of the withdrawal characteristic.
Shall mean every calendar day from Monday to Friday except public holidays in Saxony pursuant to the Sächsisches Feiertagsgesetz [Saxon Act governing Work on Sundays and Public Holidays].
Shall mean an account kept by VGS for the customer that shows the balance of the injected and withdrawn gas quantities.
Shall mean the current balance of the working gas account of a customer and corresponds with the working gas volume used at a certain point in time.
Shall mean the portion of the storage cavity contractually available to the customer for the relevant service period of the contract as maximum working gas volume. The WGV shall be measured according to the contract design by energy units [kWh] or volume units [Nm³].