Capacity Products

As an efficient and reliable partner in gas transport, GRTgaz Deutschland plays an innovative role in the development of new capacity products to provide optimised solutions for customers. One example is the product DZK (Dynamically Allocable Capacity). GRTgaz Deutschland offers the following capacity products:

Free Allocable Capacity (FZK)

Free allocable capacities allow firm transports in the whole market area as well as an access to the Virtual Trading Pont 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 OGE at the stations Rimpar and Gernsheim both exceeds a particular limit, which is defined by OGE, 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 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 France-Germany

 

Interruptible Capacity (uFZK) 

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