Publication according to NC TAR

Publication requirements of NC TAR Article 29 and 30 (Download NC TAR)- updated 29.11.2019

 

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Art. 29(a)

Information for standard capacity products for firm capacity (reserve prices, multipliers, seasonal factors, etc.)

Reserve prices 2020

For the justification of the level of multipliers, GRTgaz Deutschland refers to BNetzA Decision BK9-18/612.

Applicable multipliers for short-term products according to MARGIT decision:

Product

Multiplier

Within-Day product

2.0

Daily product (runtime between 1 and 27 days)

1.4

Monthly product (runtime between 28 and 89 days)

1.25

Quarterly product (runtime between 90 and 364 days)

1.1

 
valid from 01.01.2020 until 31.12.2020

Art. 29(b)

Information for standard capacity products for interruptible capacity (reserve prices and an assessment of the probability of interruption)Reserve prices 2020

BNetzA determined the discounts for interruptible capacity at interconnection points in its decision BK9-18-612 (‘MARGIT’) Annex I. The methodology to calculate these discounts is described in chapter 5 of the decision. The English version of the consultation document – methodology as well as specific discounts have not been amended in the final decision – can be obtained here.

The data for the calculation of the discounts for interruptible capacity, calculated by the Bundesnetzagentur, can be found in following download file:

Link

 

Art. 30 (1)(a)

Information on parameters used in the applied reference price methodology related to the technical characteristics of the transmission system

All used input parameters (i.e. forecasted contracted capacity and spread between exit tariff zones) are included in the simplified model.

Art. 30 (1)(a)i)

Technical capacity at entry and exit points and associated assumptionshttps://www.grtgaz-deutschland.de/en/networkaccess/capacityoverview

Art. 30 (1)(a)ii)

Forecast contracted capacity at entry and exit points and associated assumptions

The forecasted booked capacity is weighted and takes into account MARGIT Factors as well as the corresponding discounts for interruptible capacities and special products.

2020 Forecasted booked capacity in Entry direction :  17,160,527 kWh/h/a

2020 Forecasted booked capacities in Exit direction : 12,534,024 kWh/h/a

Art. 30 (1)(a)iii)

The quantity and the direction of the gas flow for entry and exit points and associated assumptionsn.a.

Art. 30 (1)(a)iv)

The structural representation of the transmission network with an appropriate level of detailshttp://www.grtgaz-deutschland.de/en/transparency/technicalparameters

Art. 30 (1)(a)v)

Additional technical information about the transmission network, such as the length and the diameter of pipelines and the power of compressor stations

http://www.grtgaz-deutschland.de/en/system/files/dokumente/megal_map_gassflussrichtung_1611_en_0.pdf

power or MEGAL compressor stations

Art. 30 (1)(b)(i)

Information on the allowed and/or target revenue
The allowed revenues of GRTgaz Deutschland for the year 2020 are:
92,475,044.16 €

Art. 30 (1)(b)(ii)

Information related to changes in the revenue-3,560,153.40 €

Art. 30 (1)(b)(iii)

Information related to the following Parameters: types of assets, cost of capital, capital and operational expenditures, incentive mechanisms and efficiency targets, inflation indices

Regulated asset base of cost base year 2015:
345,658,768 €

Types of regulated assets (see Annex 1 of GasNEV):

I.    General installations
amount in cost base year 2015: 30,302,912 €
II.  Gas container
amount in cost base year 2015: 0 €
III. Compressor stations
amount in cost base year 2015: 85,583,818 €
IV.Pipelines/ House connection pipelines
amount in cost base year 2015: 220,159,360 €
V.  Measuring, control and metering installations
amount in cost base year 2015: 8,953,820 €
VI.Remote control installations
amount in cost base year 2015: 658,859 €


Cost of capital of cost base year 2015:
26,006,855 €
The methodology to calculate the cost of capital are determined in sections 6-8 GasNEV.

 

The capital expenditures are determined on the basis of the historical procurement and manufacturing costs of the asset. There is no re-evaluation of assets foreseen in the German incentive regulation. The assets are depreciated on a linear basis in accordance with section 6(5) GasNEV. The depreciation period are set in Annex 1 GasNEV.

Depreciation periods and amounts per asset type:
I.     General installations 3-70 years (no depreciation for land)
amount in cost base year 2015: 1,719,887 €
II.   Gas container 45-55 years
amount in cost base year 2015: 0 €
III.  Compressor stations 20-60 years
amount in cost base year 2015: 5,142,242 €
IV. Pipelines/ House connection pipelines 30-65 years
amount in cost base year 2015: 7,550,525 €
V.   Measuring, control and metering installations 8-60 years
amount in cost base year 2015: 353,508 €
VI. Remote control installations 15-20 years
amount in cost base year 2015: 45,439 €

OPEX of cost base year 2015:
44,848,674 €


German transmission system operators are subject to the incentive regulation system. The revenue cap of a transmission system operator (TSO) that is determined for a regulatory period with a duration of 5 years is based on the costs incurred at the TSO  in the base year (year 3 before the new regulatory period) and that were checked by the regulatory authority. Moreover, an efficiency benchmark is conducted between the TSO and, based on their cost and structure parameters, individual company efficiency values are calculated. Possible inefficiencies are to be rectified over the duration of a regulatory period. Furthermore, the regulatory authority calculates a general sector productivity factor that is consistently applied to all transmission system operators.

The general sector productivity factor for the third regulatory period is 0,49%/year.

The individual efficiency score of GRTgaz Deutschland is 100% for the period 2018-2022.

The inflation index used to determine the allowed revenues 2020 is (t-2): VPI 2018: 103.80

 

Art. 30 (1)(b)(iv,v)

Information on the transmission services revenue including capacity-commodity split, entry-exit split and intra-system/cross-system split.

2020 Allowed Revenues for Transmission services: 92,475,044.16 €  

In addition, the transmission service revenues 2020 are increased by a sum associated with the inter-TSO compensation mechanism following decision BK9-18/607 of the Bundesnetzagentur. The sum of GRTgaz Deutschland’s compensation to be transferred to other TSOs in 2020 amounts to 28,381,779.58 €

Capacity-commodity split: 100% capacity-based transmission tariffs

Entry-exit split 2020 ( NCG): Entry 32,6% - Exit 67,4% NCG

Cross-border-domestic split in entry-exit system NetConnect Germany:

49,7% domestic usage

50,3% cross-border usage.

In this conjunction with Art. 26 NC TAR consultation, the cost allocation test was carried out for the first time by the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA). The results, including an assessment, are published on the BNetzA website via REGENT for the Net Connect Germany (BK9-18 / 610-NCG) and Gaspool (BK9-18 / 611-GP) entry-exit systems.

 

Art. 30 (1)(b)(vi)

Information related to the previous tariff period regarding the reconciliation of the regulatory account.

Actual regulated revenues from transmission and non-transmission services 2018: 119,882,342.06 €.

Aggregated balance of the regulatory account of the closed financial year 2018: 48,524,868.23 €


Reconciliation of the regulatory account for the concluded business year 2018 is determined in the year 2019 and it will be reconciled in equal instalments – including interest payments – over the subsequent three calendar years.

Incentive mechanisms specifically for the regulatory account do not exist in the German regulatory system.

Art. 30 (1)(b)(vii)

Information on the intended use of the auction premium.

Auction revenues are booked on the regulatory account in accordance with Article 5 ARegV. This transaction thus develops a tariff-reducing effect in the years in which the regulatory account is reconciled.

Art. 30 (1)(c)

Information on transmission and non-transmission tariffs accompanied by the relevant information related to their derivation.

GRTgaz Deutschland pricesheet: Reserve prices 2020

As part of the REGENT-NCG decision, Bundesnetzagentur has decided the application of the reference price methodology postage stamp in the entry-exit system Net Connect Germany. According to this, the transmission service revenues are to be divided by the forecasted contracted capacities of the entry and exit points of the calendar year.

Derivation of transmission tariffs


Derivation of Biogas charge


In accordance with number 6 BNetzA decision REGENT-NCG, the Biogas charge according to section 20b GasNEV is classified as non-transmission service. The derivation of Biogas charge is also described there and in section 7 of the Cooperation Agreement between the Operators of Gas Supply Networks in Germany as of 30 October 2019. According to this, all biogas-costs of 2020 in Germany in the amount of 196,503,618 € are divided by all forecasted contracted capacity for TSO exit points to DSO and end consumers (without consideration of multipliers or seasonal factors) of 2020 in the amount of 309,469,613  (kWh/h)/a. Hence, the biogas charge is 0.6350 €/(kWh/h)/a.


Derivation of Market area conversion charge

In accordance with number 5 BNetzA decision REGENT-NCG the Market area conversion charge according to section 19a(1) Energy Industry Act is classified as non-transmission service. The derivation of Market area conversion charge is also described there and in section 10 of the Cooperation Agreement between the Operators of Gas Supply Networks in Germany as of 30 October 2019. According to this, all market conversion costs of 2019 in the amount of 179,168,392.21 € are divided by all forecasted contracted capacity for TSO exit points to DSO and end consumers (without consideration of multipliers or seasonal factors) of 2020 in the amount of 309,469,613  (kWh/h)/a. Hence, the market area conversion charge is 0.5790 €/(kWh/h)/a.
 

Art. 30 (2)(a)i &ii)

Information on transmission tariff changes and trends.

Compared to 2019, this results in approximately 82 % higher fees for entry and exit capacities booked with GRTgaz Deutschland. The adjusted fees are above all based on the market area-wide tariff regime introduced as part of the REGENT decision compared with the tariffs previously applied by individual network operators, as well as on changes in the predicted capacity booking behaviour and permissible revenues (mainly as a result of network investments).

Based on the data provided by the FNB, Bundesnetzagentur has calculated the development of tariffs until the end of the regulatory period and published it in Appendix 4 of REGENT-NCG. According to this, a slight increase of the tariffs in 2021 and 2022 are to be expected. Further information can be found on the website of the Bundesnetzagentur.

Art. 30 (2)(b)

Information about the used tariff model and an explanation how to calculate the transmission tariffs applicable for the prevailing tariff period.simplified model.

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