Market area NetConnect Germany

On 1 October 2009, the network operators bayernets, Eni Gas Transport Deutschland, Open Grid Europe, GRTgaz Deutschland and GVS Netz GmbH merged their H-gas market areas to form NetConnect Germany. This extended market area cooperation created Germany’s largest market area for natural gas trading.

On 1 April 2011, the market areas Open Grid Europe L-Gas, Thyssengas H-Gas and Thyssengas L-Gas were merged with the previous market area of NetConnect Germany (NCG). This merger duly fulfilled the requirements of the new German ordinance on access to gas networks (GasNZV) within the specified time frame. The GasNZV had stipulated that the number of market areas had to be reduced to three by 1 April 2011 at the very latest. The merger triggered the birth of the first cross-quality market area in Germany.

The high-pressure pipeline network in Germany’s largest market, NCG, extends a total distance of approximately 20,000 km, linking nearly 500 gas distribution networks. Between the North Sea coast and the Alps it covers well over half the gas transmitted in Germany.

The business activities of NetConnect Germany are balancing group management, the provision and operation of a virtual trading point (VTP), the provision of data (including billing and control energy data ) and control energy management.

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