In this area, we have compiled all information about processes in the context of booking, nominations, balancing, network connections, and all other issues that are relevant to transport customers.
Information about non-discriminatory network access pursuant to § 10e of the German Energy Industry Act EnWG
Equal treatmentNowega ensures non-discriminatory network access. We fully comply with the requirements of § 10e of the German Energy Industry Act EnWG regarding the tasks and powers of the compliance officer for the independent transport network operator (TNO). Nowega’s compliance officer is equipped with extensive rights and instruments to ensure that network operations are structured an continuously carried out in a non-discriminatory manner.
To this end, we have drawn up a programme of compulsory measures (Equal Treatment Programme) and raised awareness of this programme among our staff members. Nowega’s compliance officer monitors adherence to the programme. The compliance officer prepares an annual report outlining the measures contained in the Equal Treatment Programme and submits it to the regulator no later than by 30 September of each year.
PRISMA capacity platform
PRISMA is a Europe-wide platform for booking gas transport capacity – including capacity within the Nowega network.
PRISMA capacity platformPRISMA is a Europe-wide platform for booking gas transport capacity – including capacity within the Nowega network. PRISMA European Capacity Platform GmbH is based in Leipzig and operated by Nowega and 41 other European transmission system and storage operators.
Our primary capacities for cross-market transportation, entry points, storage, and end users can be booked in the context of auctions held on the PRISMA online portal. Acquired capacity may be traded on via the PRISMA trading platform, in accordance with the rules specified in our Network Access Conditions.
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Gaspool market area
Gaspool is the responsible market area grid operator for Nowega’s networks and those of four other transmission network operators.
Gaspool market areaGaspool is the responsible market area grid operator for Nowega’s networks and those of four other transmission network operators: Gascade, Gasunie Deutschland, GTG Nord, and Ontras. The market area comprises around 350 downstream natural gas transport networks.
As part of the Gaspool market area cooperation, we enable our customers to transport natural gas within our network of pipelines. Customers are able to conclude the required entry and exit contracts with us and to introduce the booked capacities into the balancing groups of the Gaspool market area.
Market area merger
Planning provides for the two German gas market areas Gaspool and Net Connect Germany (NCG) to be merged into a joint gas market area by 1 October 2021. Information about this process and the current developments is available here:
There are currently no ongoing tender procedures. The next one is planned for autumn 2020.
TendersThere are currently no ongoing tender procedures. The next one is planned for autumn 2020.
Information about single-sided, bundled and reverse flow nomination processes.
NominationsA single-sided nomination can be used at our VIP L GASPOOL-NCG market area interconnections. Nowega assumes the role of a passive transmission system operator in this context. Open Grid Europe is the active transmission system operator at these points. The balancing group manager always submits the nominations to the active transmission system operator.
Carrying out a bundled nomination requires prior completion of an authorisation process. In the course of the process, it must be determined which balancing group manager/shipper will take the active role in the nomination process. The passive balancing group manager authorises the active part, proof of which must be supplied to both TSOs in advance.
Reverse flow nominations at the VIP L GASPOOL-NCG will only be accepted if there are at least a corresponding level of main flow nominations.
If physical flows without existing main flow nominations are shown in the publications, these result from other transport requirements (e.g. SWAPS, maintenance activities etc.), on the basis of which no reverse flow nominations can be confirmed.