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Capacity Acquisition

ONTRAS markets the entry and exit capacities at cross-border points and market area connection points, at connection points to end costumers and biogas plants as well as storage facilities exclusively online via PRISMA - the joint online platform for European transmission network operators. The capacity bookings can be made in the areas of FCFS booking or Auctions. Information for the individual network points are published in the Network Points area.

You can find more information about ONTRAS's network points, for example on the current booking situation, 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 points*Firm/InterruptibleAuction
Market area connection points**Firm/InterruptibleAuction
Storage pointsFirm/InterruptibleFCFS
Network connection points (NAPs)Firm/InterruptibleFCFS
Biogas entry pointsFirm/InterruptibleFCFS
Production pointsFirm/InterruptibleFCFS

 

* ONTRAS markets firm capacities at the cross-border point Deutschneudorf bundled. At the cross-border point GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/ONTRAS for the time being markets their capacities unbundled. Interruptible capacities will not bundled.

** 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. Interruptible capacities will not bundled.

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: 4 weeks prior to the auction start date


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

1st Monday in July, 9 a.m.


At the earliest 1st Monday in August, 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 1 week prior to the auction start date

1st Moday in August, 9 a.m.



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

QuarterMulti-stage1.1. - 1.4.; 1.4. - 1.7.; 1.7. - 1.10.For the next 3 quarters from 1.1. of a year

Firm capacity: 2 weeks prior to the auction start date


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

1st Moday in November, 9 a.m.



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

QuarterMulti-stage1.4. - 1.7.; 1.7. - 1.10.For the next 2 quarters from 1.4. of a year

Firm capacity: 2 weeks prior to the auction start date


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

1st Moday in February, 9 a.m.



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

QuarterMulti-stage1.7. - 1.10.For the next quarter from 1.7. of a year

Firm capacity: 2 weeks prior to the auction start date


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

1st Moday in May, 9 a.m.



At the earliest 1st Monday in June, 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) +

The allocation of capacities via FCFS is based on the chronological order of the transport or booking requests. Capacities can be purchased via FCFS until 6 p.m. on the day before the planed gas transport.

Interesting Link

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

Your Contact -
Marc Mirintschev
Capacity Management and Cooperation
Phone
+49 341 27111-2641
Fax
+49 341 27111-2799
René Döring +
René Döring
Capacity Management and Cooperation
Phone
+49 341 27111-2771
Fax
+49 341 27111-2799
Mathias Hampel +
Mathias Hampel
Capacity Management and Cooperation
Phone
+49 341 27111-5878
Fax
+49 341 27111-2799
Julia Pola +
Julia Pola
Capacity Management and Cooperation
Phone
+49 341 27111-2271
Fax
+49 341 27111-2799
Diana Fries +
Diana Fries
Capacity Management and Cooperation
Phone
+49 341 27111-2167
Fax
+49 341 27111-2799