The procedure for award of firm primary capacities at market and cross-border transfer points on the TRAC-X primary platform of all German long-distance gas grid operators. It is necessary to distinguish between daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly products. Auction dates are published in advance in the TRAC-X primary auction calendar
Any end consumer who uses a connection to the low-pressure, medium-pressure, or high-pressure network for the extraction of gas, within the framework of a contract or connection usage relationship as per §3 of the Ordinance on General Conditions for Network Connection and its Usage for Gas Supply at Low Pressure (Low Pressure Connection Ordinance NDAV) of 01/11/2006.
A point within a market area, at which a transport customer can extract gas from a network operator's network at market area borders, for the purpose of storage, or in order to supply end consumers. If the exit network operator is a local distribution network operator, the exit point is also the metering point