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Capacity Acquisition

The acquisition of capacities in the ONTRAS network exclusively takes place online via PRISMA, the joint online platform for European gas transmission network operators. The Network Points area provides information on the individual network points.Capacities can be booked under FCFS or Auctions, respectively.

Further information on the ONTRAS network points, such as on the current booking situation, can be found in our Transparency Tool.

Types of marketing +

Capacities are marketed as follows depending on the type of network point:

Type of network pointCapacity typeType of marketing
Cross-border transfer pointsFirm (bundled)**Auction
Market area transfer points*Firm (bundled)Auction
Cross-border transfer pointsInterruptible
(unbundled)
Auction
Market area transfer points*Interruptible
(unbundled)
Auction
Storage pointsFirm/InterruptibleFCFS
Network connection points (NAPs)Firm/InterruptibleFCFS
Biogas entry pointsFirm/InterruptibleFCFS
Production pointsFirm/InterruptibleFCFS

 

* Firm capacities are marketed as a bundle at the Steinitz market transfer point. This means that only one booking request has to be provided for each flow direction. ONTRAS also offers the option of bundled nomination in this case.

** ONTRAS markets firm capacities at the cross-border transfer point Deutschneudorf bundled, too. At  the trans-border transfer points Lasòw, Gubin and Kamminke ONTRAS for the time being  markets their capacities unbundled.

Auctions +

Auctions are held on specific dates and for specific terms in accordance with the European regulations for cross-border and cross-market area transfer points. The following dates currently apply for the terms indicated: 

Capacity productType of auctionTermPeriodPublication dateAuction start date
YearMulti-stage1/10/Y to 1/10/Y+1For the coming 1 - 15 years from 1/10/ of a year

Firm capacity: 1 month prior to the auction start date


Interruptible  capacity
: At the earliest 1 month prior to the auction start date

At the earliest 1st Monday in March, 9 a.m.


At the earliest 1st Monday in April, 9 a.m.

QuarterMulti-stage1.10. - 1.1.; 1.1. - 1.4.; 1.4. - 1.7.; 1.7.-1.10.For the next 4 quarters from 1.10. of a year

Firm capacity: 2 weeks prior to the auction start date


Interruptible  capacity
: At the earliest 2 weeks prior to the auction start date

1st Moday in June, 9 a.m.



At the earliest 1. Monday in July, 9 a.m.

MonthMulti-stage1.M bis 1.M+1 For the next month

Firm capacity: 1 week prior to the auction start date

Interruptible  capacity: At the earliest 1 week prior to the auction start date

3rd Monday of the previous month, 9 a.m.

At the earliest 4th Monday of the previous month

DaySingle-stage1 gas dayFor the next gas day

Firm capacity: At the start of the auction

Interruptible capacity: At the start of the auction

On the previous day from 4.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On the previous day from 5.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Within day

Firm capacity: Single-state

Interruptible capacity: Over-nomination

Within a gas dayfor the current gas day

Firm capacity: After the last day-ahead auction has ended

Interruptible capacity: ---

Firm capacity: On the previous day from 7 p.m. to 2.30 a.m.

Interruptible capacity: ---

 
The current auction calendar is stored on PRISMA, under the "Auction Calendar" menu item.

First-Come-First-Served (FCFS) +

FCFS bookings are based on marketing according to the chronological order of the transport and booking requests. In principle, capacities can be acquired until 6 p.m. the previous day in the FCFS process.

Interesting Link

Link to PRISMA, the platform for European gas capacity booking.