The German transmission systems operators are for the first time publishing market demand assessment reports according to Article 26 of the EU Regulation 2017/459 (Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms) determining new transport capacities to be created on the borders of the market areas of GASPOOL and NCG. The reports are available at the FNB Gas Capacity website (www.fnb-gas-capacity.de).
From 6 April to 1 June 2017 market participants had the opportunity to submit their non-binding capacity demands for market area and cross border points.
As part of the demand assessment, two market participants submitted eight requests. These requests extend to the year 2040 and relate to the market area point between GASPOOL and NCG, and to the cross border points NCG and Austria East, GASPOOL and Poland, GASPOOL and the Russian Federation, and GASPOOL and the Netherlands.
The received capacities demand indications were analysed in the published market demand assessment reports in order to determine the demand for new transport capacity. As soon as a demand for additional capacity has been determined, the transmissions systems operators will create technical studies based on the market demand analysis. These consider the existing and planned transport infrastructure at the relevant market area and cross border points as well as the requested capacity demands. The demand analysis should support the execution of future expansion projects for the creation of additional required transport capacity.
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