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React Quickly: Trading ESE

Great performance and high turnover frequency: Trading ESE allows you to react quickly to marketplace changes and balance peak load fluctuations. Use the practical standard configuration or easily configure your own customized product.

From 01/01/2020, new regulations of the Bundesnetzagentur apply for the conversion of annual service prices into service prices for capacity rights during the year as well as for the proper determination of network charges ("REGENT"). 

According to this, the entry and exit fees by the upstream network operator to storage facilities, which are connected to more than one market area are, shall be provided with a discount of 75% as far as VNG Gasspeicher GmbH maintains separate storage accounts for its customers (discounted and non-discounted storage accounts). This proves that storage does not serve for avoiding the transport between market areas. VNG Gasspeicher GmbH offers such an account model for its Etzel storage facility on the basis of this regulation, which comes into force on 101/01/2020.

In contrast to the previous regulation ("BEATE"), gas can only be transferred between two discounted accounts or two non-discounted accounts within the same market area. The rebooking fee has been abolished.

Further information can be found in the product overview under FAQ and in the "Additional conditions for the cross-market area use of the Etzel storage facility" (attached to the model contract).

 

Market area Gaspool
NetConnect Germany
Storage Etzel
Turnover duration 102 - 314 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Non binding booking request: Ten (10) working days
Online booking: Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer points      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
Etzel GASPOOL Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel ESE GASPOOL
Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH UGS Etzel-ESE
NetConnect Germany Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel (Speicher ESE), Bitzenlander Weg 3, Speicher
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Minimum Standard Maximum
  Injection rate MWh/h   0.60 0.87 1.10
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   0.80 1.10 1.40
  Injection duration Days   81 60 50
  Withdrawal duration Days   54 40 33
  Transfer duration Days   135 100 83
Additional services          
  Combination with other products firm   Day-Ahead | Within-Day 
Trading
Add on Early Inction | Add on Late Withdrawal
Add on WGV|WR|IR
  interruptible   Micro
  Gas transfer

On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer     yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading ESE Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
Injection characteristic curve
IR100% MWh/h 0.87
IRred MWh/h 0.39
WGABI GWh 0.44
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 1.10
WRred MWh/h 0.64
WGABW GWh 0.21
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

How does VNG Gasspeicher GmbH (VGS) implement the new account regulation?

VGS will continue to implement the REGENT specifications using a two-account model. This means that one account less is implemented than it is required according to REGENT Regulation. In order to nevertheless guarantee all the requirements of the REGENT Regulation, VGS restricts the gas-in-store-transfer between non-discounted accounts of the various market areas for its customers.

Is it possible at the Etzel storage facility to withdraw gas into GASPOOL which was injected via NCG?

Yes, this is possible. Gas that was injected from the NCG market area into a non-discounted account can later be withdrawn by the customer in the direction of GASPOOL without discount if the customer nominates the withdrawal in the direction of GASPOOL and the non-discounted account for the GASPOOL market area is empty. In this case, VGS automatically uses the gas quantities in the NCG market area's non-discounted account for withdrawal.

How can a customer switch the market area within the storage at the Etzel storage facility?

When using a discounted account, a customer cannot change the market area within the Etzel storage facility. If gas has been injected into a non-discounted account, then a change of market area is only possible within the framework of withdrawal. See the answer to the above question.

Why does VGS not allow gas-in-store-transfers between two non-discounted accounts of different market areas?

VGS only uses two accounts for the implementation of the REGENT specifications in its IT systems. By preventing gas transfers between non-discounted accounts of two market areas, we ensure that gas stored on a non-discounted account in  one market area can later also be withdrawn into the same market area with a discount. If gas transfers between non-discounted accounts were possible, then injected quantities from a non-discounted account could later not be withdran into the same market area with a discount.

Can a customer transfer gas from a discount account to a non-discounted account?

Gas that the customer has stored in a discounted account can also be transferred to a non-discounted account. However, only if the network operator offers so-called "Fakturierung".

What does "Fakturierung" mean?

"Fakturierung" replaces the previous "transfer fee", which is now billed by the TSO. If a TSO offers "Fakturierung", the customer can switch from a discounted account to a non-discounted account in the same market area. For this purpose, however, the customer must first contact the respective network operator.

Market area Gaspool
NetConnect Germany
Storage Etzel
Turnover duration 102 - 314 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Non binding booking request: Ten (10) working days
Online booking: Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer points      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
Etzel GASPOOL Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel ESE GASPOOL
Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH UGS Etzel-ESE
NetConnect Germany Open Grid Europe GmbH Etzel (Speicher ESE), Bitzenlander Weg 3, Speicher
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Minimum Standard Maximum
  Injection rate MWh/h   0.60 0.87 1.10
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   0.80 1.10 1.40
  Injection duration Days   81 60 50
  Withdrawal duration Days   54 40 33
  Transfer duration Days   135 100 83
Additional services          
  Combination with other products firm   Day-Ahead | Within-Day 
Trading
Add on Early Inction | Add on Late Withdrawal
Add on WGV|WR|IR
  interruptible   Micro
  Gas transfer

On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer     yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading ESE Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
Injection characteristic curve
IR100% MWh/h 0.87
IRred MWh/h 0.39
WGABI GWh 0.44
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 1.10
WRred MWh/h 0.64
WGABW GWh 0.21
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

How does VNG Gasspeicher GmbH (VGS) implement the new account regulation?

VGS will continue to implement the REGENT specifications using a two-account model. This means that one account less is implemented than it is required according to REGENT Regulation. In order to nevertheless guarantee all the requirements of the REGENT Regulation, VGS restricts the gas-in-store-transfer between non-discounted accounts of the various market areas for its customers.

Is it possible at the Etzel storage facility to withdraw gas into GASPOOL which was injected via NCG?

Yes, this is possible. Gas that was injected from the NCG market area into a non-discounted account can later be withdrawn by the customer in the direction of GASPOOL without discount if the customer nominates the withdrawal in the direction of GASPOOL and the non-discounted account for the GASPOOL market area is empty. In this case, VGS automatically uses the gas quantities in the NCG market area's non-discounted account for withdrawal.

How can a customer switch the market area within the storage at the Etzel storage facility?

When using a discounted account, a customer cannot change the market area within the Etzel storage facility. If gas has been injected into a non-discounted account, then a change of market area is only possible within the framework of withdrawal. See the answer to the above question.

Why does VGS not allow gas-in-store-transfers between two non-discounted accounts of different market areas?

VGS only uses two accounts for the implementation of the REGENT specifications in its IT systems. By preventing gas transfers between non-discounted accounts of two market areas, we ensure that gas stored on a non-discounted account in  one market area can later also be withdrawn into the same market area with a discount. If gas transfers between non-discounted accounts were possible, then injected quantities from a non-discounted account could later not be withdran into the same market area with a discount.

Can a customer transfer gas from a discount account to a non-discounted account?

Gas that the customer has stored in a discounted account can also be transferred to a non-discounted account. However, only if the network operator offers so-called "Fakturierung".

What does "Fakturierung" mean?

"Fakturierung" replaces the previous "transfer fee", which is now billed by the TSO. If a TSO offers "Fakturierung", the customer can switch from a discounted account to a non-discounted account in the same market area. For this purpose, however, the customer must first contact the respective network operator.

Do you have questions or
need help deciding?

Up North: Trading JEM

Great performance and high turnover frequency: Trading JEM allows also to react quickly to marketplace changes and balance peak load fluctuations. Use the practical standard configuration or easily configure your own customized product.

 

 

Market area Gaspool | TTF
Storage Etzel
Turnover duration 89 - 153 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Non binding booking request: Ten (10) working days
Online booking: Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer points      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
Jemgum GASPOOL GASCADE Jemgum I
TTF GTS Oude Statenzijl (astora Jemgum)
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Minimum Standard Maximum
  Injection rate MWh/h   0.50 0.60 0.80
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   0.60 0.90 1.20
  Injection duration Days   83 69 53
  Withdrawal duration Days   70 47 36
  Transfer duration Days   153 116 89
Additional services          
  Combination with other products firm   Day-Ahead | Within-Day 
Trading
Add on Early Inction | Add on Late Withdrawal
Add on WGV|WR|IR
  interruptible   Micro
  Gas transfer

On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer     yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading ESE Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
Injection characteristic curve
IR100% MWh/h 0.60
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 0.90
WRred MWh/h 0.63
WGABW GWh 0.05
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

Market area Gaspool | TTF
Storage Etzel
Turnover duration 89 - 153 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Non binding booking request: Ten (10) working days
Online booking: Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer points      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
Jemgum GASPOOL GASCADE Jemgum I
TTF GTS Oude Statenzijl (astora Jemgum)
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Minimum Standard Maximum
  Injection rate MWh/h   0.50 0.60 0.80
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   0.60 0.90 1.20
  Injection duration Days   83 69 53
  Withdrawal duration Days   70 47 36
  Transfer duration Days   153 116 89
Additional services          
  Combination with other products firm   Day-Ahead | Within-Day 
Trading
Add on Early Inction | Add on Late Withdrawal
Add on WGV|WR|IR
  interruptible   Micro
  Gas transfer

On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer     yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading ESE Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
Injection characteristic curve
IR100% MWh/h 0.60
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 0.90
WRred MWh/h 0.63
WGABW GWh 0.05
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

Directly in VGS Storage Hub: Trading VSH

The flange product "Trading" is characterized by high performance and turnover frequency. It allows you to react quickly to marketplace changes so that you can balance peak load fluctuations. Benefit from our storage area by an even higher utilization probability of your booked capacities. We optimize our storage facilities and the associated maintenance measures.

Use the standard Trading configuration or easily configure your own customized product.

Market area Gaspool
Storage VGS Storage Hub
Turnover duration 175 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Minimum level no
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Non binding booking request: Ten (10) working days
Online booking: Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer point      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
VGS Storage Hub Gaspool ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Minimum Standard Maximum
  Injection rate MWh/h   0.35 0.60 1.20
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   0.30 0.82 1.50
  Injection duration Days   174 102 51
  Withdrawal duration Days   178 73 45
  Transfer duration Days   352 175 96
Additional services          
  Combination with other products firm   Day-Ahead | Within-Day | VTP+
Trading 
Add on Early Injection | Add on Late Withdrawal
Add on WGV | WR | IR
  interruptible   Pure | Micro
  Gas transfer

On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer     yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading VSH Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
   

 

Injection characteristic curve (1 GWh)  
IR100% MWh/h 0.60
IRred1 MWh/h 0.44
IRred2 MWh/h 0.32
IRred3 MWh/h 0.15
WGABI GWh 0.47
WGAB2 GWh 0.65
WGAB3 GWh 0.95
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve (1 GWh)
WR100% MWh/h 0.82
WRred MWh/h 0.19
WGABW1 GWh 0.06
WGABW2 GWh 0,31
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

 

Market area Gaspool
Storage VGS Storage Hub
Turnover duration 175 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Minimum level no
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Non binding booking request: Ten (10) working days
Online booking: Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer point      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
VGS Storage Hub Gaspool ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Minimum Standard Maximum
  Injection rate MWh/h   0.35 0.60 1.20
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   0.30 0.82 1.50
  Injection duration Days   174 102 51
  Withdrawal duration Days   178 73 45
  Transfer duration Days   352 175 96
Additional services          
  Combination with other products firm   Day-Ahead | Within-Day | VTP+
Trading 
Add on Early Injection | Add on Late Withdrawal
Add on WGV | WR | IR
  interruptible   Pure | Micro
  Gas transfer

On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer     yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading VSH Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
   

 

Injection characteristic curve (1 GWh)  
IR100% MWh/h 0.60
IRred1 MWh/h 0.44
IRred2 MWh/h 0.32
IRred3 MWh/h 0.15
WGABI GWh 0.47
WGAB2 GWh 0.65
WGAB3 GWh 0.95
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve (1 GWh)
WR100% MWh/h 0.82
WRred MWh/h 0.19
WGABW1 GWh 0.06
WGABW2 GWh 0,31
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

 

Do you have questions or
need help deciding?

Trading+Gas 

Act immediately in the market - with our product "Trading + Gas" you start immediately with the withdrawal.

We provide you with a gas-filled storage facility in the GASPOOL market area. Use the gas for your needs and store it again at a later date. At the end of the contract you return the filled storage facility to us. 

Market area Gaspool
Storage VGS Storage Hub
Turnover duration 164 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Minimum level no
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period   Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership yes
Physical storage yes
Transfer point      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
VGS Storage Hub Gaspool ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh Standard
  Injection rate MWh/h 0.60
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h 0.82
  Injection duration Days 91
  Withdrawal duration Days 73
  Transfer duration Days 164
  Configuration   on request
Additional services    
  Combination with other products no
  Gas transfer

yes, but only for the contract Trading + Gas (charges as per Fee schedule, free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual Icon - View and download the document
Fee schedule  Icon - View and download the document

 

Injection characteristic curve  
IR100% MWh/h 0.60
IRred1 MWh/h 0.45
IRred2 MWh/h 0.32
WGABI GWh 0.54
WGAB2 GWh 0.69
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 0.82
WRred MWh/h 0.19
WGABW1 GWh 0.06
WGABW2 GWh 0,31
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

Market area Gaspool
Storage VGS Storage Hub
Turnover duration 164 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions yes
Minimum level no
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period   Two (2) working days
Transfer of ownership yes
Physical storage yes
Transfer point      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
VGS Storage Hub Gaspool ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh Standard
  Injection rate MWh/h 0.60
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h 0.82
  Injection duration Days 91
  Withdrawal duration Days 73
  Transfer duration Days 164
  Configuration   on request
Additional services    
  Combination with other products no
  Gas transfer

yes, but only for the contract Trading + Gas (charges as per Fee schedule, free of charge for connection contracts)

  (Partial) capacity transfer yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual Icon - View and download the document
Fee schedule  Icon - View and download the document

 

Injection characteristic curve  
IR100% MWh/h 0.60
IRred1 MWh/h 0.45
IRred2 MWh/h 0.32
WGABI GWh 0.54
WGAB2 GWh 0.69
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 0.82
WRred MWh/h 0.19
WGABW1 GWh 0.06
WGABW2 GWh 0,31
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

Do you have questions or
need help deciding?

Flat? Trading Flat!

No characteristic curve restriction and a turnover period of only 60 days on a firm basis - this is what our product Trading Flat offers. Use the conditions of transport on a monthly basis and react quickly to market changes.

The product is also available on VTP - Hub Trading Flat.

You can book the product in Easystore easily. Do you need the capacity the next day? No problem. With a lead time of 16 hours you can book your desired capacity day-ahead. The fee calculation is dynamic and the current market conditions are adapted. Configure your product in Easystore and in the configuration overview you will see the corresponding fee. An extended registration for online booking is necessary.

Market area Gaspool
Storage VGS Storage Hub
Turnover duration 60 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions no
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Online booking: Sixteen (16) hours
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer points      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
VGS Storage Hub Gaspool ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Standard
  Injection rate MWh/h   1.39
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   1.39
  Injection duration Days   30
  Withdrawal duration Days   30
  Transfer duration Days   60
Contract term      
  Start     day-ahead
  Duration  

Booking before 01/12/20xx: Duration until 01/04/20xx+1
Booking after 01/12/20xx: Duration until 01/04/20xx+2

Additional services      
  Combination with other products firm

Day-Ahead | Within-Day | VTP+ | Trading |
Add on Early Injection | Add on Late Withdrawal | Trading, Hub Trading on request

  interruptible Pure , Micro (on request)
  Gas transfer On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)
  Capacity overrun   yes
  (Partial) capacity transfer   yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading Flat Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
Injection characteristic curve
IR100% MWh/h 1.39
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 1.39
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.

Market area Gaspool
Storage VGS Storage Hub
Turnover duration 60 Days
Characteristic curve restrictions no
Interruptibility firm
Minimum booking amount 2.5 GWh
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Implementation period Online booking: Sixteen (16) hours
Transfer of ownership no
Physical storage yes
Transfer points      
Storage Market area Adjacent network operator Gas transfer point
VGS Storage Hub Gaspool ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH VGS Storage Hub
easystore configuration boundaries per 1 GWh   Standard
  Injection rate MWh/h   1.39
  Withdrawal rate MWh/h   1.39
  Injection duration Days   30
  Withdrawal duration Days   30
  Transfer duration Days   60
Contract term      
  Start     day-ahead
  Duration  

Booking before 01/12/20xx: Duration until 01/04/20xx+1
Booking after 01/12/20xx: Duration until 01/04/20xx+2

Additional services      
  Combination with other products firm

Day-Ahead | Within-Day | VTP+ | Trading |
Add on Early Injection | Add on Late Withdrawal | Trading, Hub Trading on request

  interruptible Pure , Micro (on request)
  Gas transfer On request (charges as per fee schedule; free of charge for connection contracts)
  Capacity overrun   yes
  (Partial) capacity transfer   yes

Documents

 
Sample contract Trading Flat Icon - View and download the document
GTC Icon - View and download the document
Operating Manual (Flange) Icon - View and download the document
Fee Schedule  Icon - View and download the document
Injection characteristic curve
IR100% MWh/h 1.39
WGAB100% GWh 1.00
     
Withdrawal characteristic curve
WR100% MWh/h 1.39
WGAB100% GWh 1.00

* These are the characteristics of the default configuration example of 1 GWh.