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Environment

From the optimization of energy usage in our facilities and implementation of green project rules through to the building of towers for bats: we are involved and dedicated at many levels to improving the ecological balance of underground natural gas storage.

Measures

Energy-efficient Compression

Two locations, two energy sources, one synergy concept: the compressors at our Bernburg and Bad Lauchstädt locations are our largest energy consumers. One is an electric piston compressor, and the other a natural gas-driven turbo compressor. In combining the two sites into one storage zone, we can use them much more effectively. This combination allows for improved utilisation, even when working with low nomination volumes. The turbo compressors operate more often within their optimal ranges, and the gas needed for operation sinks. We are also able to better avoid counter currents meaning that the one location no longer needs to withdraw when injections are being done at the other. This means less low-volume storage operations and, finally, lower energy and gas consumption. 

 

Green Project Rules

Green from the beginning?
Ideally, yes – our green project rules take the ecological perspective into account during the earliest planning stages.
The goal: we want to significantly reduce or even totally avoid any potential adverse effects on the environment. When it comes to working in an environmentally conscious fashion, our project leaders serve as guides and models for our company and our partners. 

 

Ecological Decommissioning

The decommissioning of a location is a complex process. At the end of the process, we hope to have the most favourable conditions possible for successful renaturation. That’s why, as part of our green project rules, we involve environmental experts throughout planning and execution. They consider biological diversity and support the proper living conditions for both flora and fauna with actions such as reforestation and soil care management.
At our Kirchheilingen location, we were forced to destroy an old control room building, which had long been used by bats as a home. Before removing it, however, we consulted external ecological experts and created a replacement habitat for them in the form of a six-meter tower, including specially designed entrances. 

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Goals 

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Our overall goal, standing above any other sustainability measures, is the minimization of carbon dioxide emitted by our operations. On our path to this goal, we have already implemented climate-neutral storage and developed various green products as part of our enhanced portfolio.

But we are nowhere near finished. We are continuously working to analyse our CO2 footprint and further improve upon our green indicator systems.

Capacities WGV  750.00 GWh
IR       450.00 MWh/h
  WR     675.00 MWh/h
   
Market area GASPOOL (THE)and TTF
Storage VGS Jemgum (H)
Service Period 01/04/21, 6 a.m. - 01/04/2023, 6 a.m.
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Transfer point Jemgum I (TSO: Gascade, Market area: GASPOOL|THE)
Oude Statenzijl (astora Jemgum) (TSO: GTS, Market area: TTF)
Variable fee 2021/2022: 0.485 €/MWh
2022/2023: acc. adjustemnt formula
Restriction Filling level

15/05/2021, 6am - 15/02/2022, 6 am: minimum filling level 12%
15/05/2022, 6am - 15/02/2023, 6 am: minimum filling level 12%

easystore configuration per GWh Minimum Standard Maximum
  Working Gas Volume GWh 1.00 1.00 1.00
  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
  Turnover duration Days 153 116 89
 

 

Documents

 
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Operating Manual Icon - Ansehen und Download des Dokuments

 

Capacities WGV  750.00 GWh
IR       450.00 MWh/h
  WR     675.00 MWh/h
   
Market area GASPOOL (THE)and TTF
Storage VGS Jemgum (H)
Service Period 01/04/21, 6 a.m. - 01/04/2023, 6 a.m.
Transport Booking and nomination by storage customer
Lead time for renomination 2.0 h
Transfer point Jemgum I (TSO: Gascade, Market area: GASPOOL|THE)
Oude Statenzijl (astora Jemgum) (TSO: GTS, Market area: TTF)
Variable fee 2021/2022: 0.485 €/MWh
2022/2023: acc. adjustemnt formula
Restriction Filling level

15/05/2021, 6am - 15/02/2022, 6 am: minimum filling level 12%
15/05/2022, 6am - 15/02/2023, 6 am: minimum filling level 12%

easystore configuration per GWh Minimum Standard Maximum
  Working Gas Volume GWh 1.00 1.00 1.00
  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
  Turnover duration Days 153 116 89
 

 

Documents

 
Sample contract  Icon - Ansehen und Download des Dokuments
Procedure description Icon - Ansehen und Download des Dokuments
GT&C Icon - Ansehen und Download des Dokuments
Operating Manual Icon - Ansehen und Download des Dokuments

 

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