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.
Capacities are marketed as follows depending on the type of network point:
|Type of network point||Capacity type||Type of marketing|
|Cross-border transfer points||Firm (bundled)**||Auction|
|Market area transfer points*||Firm (bundled)||Auction|
|Cross-border transfer points||Interruptible|
|Market area transfer points*||Interruptible|
|Network connection points (NAPs)||Firm/Interruptible||FCFS|
|Biogas entry points||Firm/Interruptible||FCFS|
* 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 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 product||Type of auction||Term||Period||Publication date||Auction start date|
|Year||Multi-stage||1/10/Y to 1/10/Y+1||For the coming 1 - 15 years from 1/10/ of a year|
Firm capacity: 1 month prior to the auction start date
At the earliest 1st Monday in March, 9 a.m.
|Quarter||Multi-stage||1.10. - 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.
|Month||Multi-stage||1.M bis 1.M+1||For the next month|
Firm capacity: 1 week prior to the auction start dateInterruptible 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
|Day||Single-stage||1 gas day||For 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.
Firm capacity: Single-state
Interruptible capacity: Over-nomination
|Within a gas day||for 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.
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.