Gas Connect Austria establishes a Network Development Plan each year. The needs of the market are the basis for the plan.
Market demand assessment (2021)
Pursuant Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms / NC CAM), Gas Connect Austria collects market interest for incremental capacity.
Non-binding incremental capacity requirements can be submitted free of charge to email@example.com by August 30, 2021. The following template may be used for this purpose:
Approval and publication
At the request of the Austrian regulatory authority, Gas Connect Austria submitted a project proposal for an incremental capacity project between Austria and the Czech Republic to the Austrian national regulatory authority for approval on May 28, 2021:
Please note that this project proposal is of a provisional nature and is therefore not binding for Gas Connect Austria. In the event of approval by the Austrian regulatory authority, Gas Connect Austria will publish the then approved contents of the project proposal in accordance with Article 28 (3) of the NC CAM on this website.
Design phase – public consultation
Gas Connect Austria, together with adjacent transmission system operators, carries out the design phase for incremental capacity projects. From January 14, 2020 to February 14, 2020, you had the opportunity to comment on the below draft project proposals as part of a public consultation. Gas Connect Austria has received one response.
Gas Connect Austria inform that the milestone ‘Auctions & economic tests’ of the incremental capacity project between Austria and Hungary has been rescheduled to July 2022. Consecutive milestones as indicated in the provisional timeline in section D. of the above published draft project proposal shift by two years.
NET4GAS, s.r.o. annex to the draft project proposal
Market demand assessment
Pursuant Article 26 of Regulation (EU) 2017/459 (Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms / NC CAM), Gas Connect Austria has assessed non-binding demand indications jointly with its adjacent transmission system operators. Please find the respective Market Demand Assessment Reports below.
Auctioning of incremental capacity
According to ‚‚Decision No 05/2019 of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators of 9 April 2019 on the incremental capacity project proposal for the Mosonmagyarovar interconnection point’ Gas Connect Austria plans an auctioning of incremental capacity jointly with the Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ Zrt. on July 6, 2020. Find all relevant information on the auctioning in the published decision.
Find all relevant information on our auctions for new capacity of July 2nd 2018 at entry point Überackern. The outcome of the economic test for the offer level that included incremental capacity is negative on the Austrian side of the interconnection point Überackern SUDAL.
Approval process for incremental capacity
Gas Connect Austria has submitted the below project proposals for incremental capacity projects to the Austrian regulatory authority:
Project proposal interconnection point Überackern
The Austrian regulatory authority has approved the project proposal for an incremental capacity project at the interconnection point Überackern as submitted by Gas Connect Austria. The German regulatory authority has approved the project proposal for an incremental capacity project for the other side of the interconnection point as submitted by the German transmission system operator bayernets GmbH.
Project proposal interconnection point Mosonmagyarovar
The Austrian regulatory authority has approved the project proposal for an incremental capacity project at the interconnection point Mosonmagyarovar as submitted by Gas Connect Austria. The Hungarian regulatory authority has not approved the project proposal for an incremental capacity project for the other side of the interconnection point as submitted by the Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ Zrt.
Project proposal interconnection point Murfeld
Gas Connect Austria has submitted a project proposal for an incremental capacity project to the Austrian regulatory authority. The Slovenian transmission system operator Plinovodi d.o.o. has not submitted a project proposal for an incremental capacity project for the other side of the interconnection point. The authority proceeding for the approval of the project proposal has thus not been opened.
Market Demand Assessment Report (MDAR)
Based on the demand indications the following common market demand assessment reports have been created with the adjacent transmission system operators.
Consultation NC CAM
Based on the market demand assessment reports the following projects were consulted together with the respective adjacent TSO according to the network code on capacity allocation mechanism.
E-Control Austria approved Gas Connect Austria’s Network Development Plan 2021 – 2030 in the course of the Coordinated Network Development Plan 2021 – 2030 on 24 March 2021. The Coordinated Network Development Plan exist in both German and English versions; any conflicts between them are unintentional. The official language of business shall be German. The binding language version shall be the German one. The English translation shall not be binding and is provided purely for information purposes. The transmission system operator accepts no liability for any variations in content or errors of translation.
Coordinated Network Development Plan 2021 - 2030
Please see below GCA's Network Development plans from previous years that have been approved in the course of the Coordinated Network Development Planning by E-Control Austria for the respective years.
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