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FNB Gas: Financing model for the hydrogen core network must be suitable for the capital market

In order not to jeopardize the success of core network planning to date, a few decisive changes to the draft legislation are necessary from an investor’s perspective. The main aim is to improve the risk assessment for investors.

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TSOs request capacity reservations and capacity expansion entitlements pursuant to sections 38/39 GasNZV for storage, production and LNG facilities and power plants

Preparatory work for the first integrated network development plan for gas and hydrogen 2025 continues to progress

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Integrated network planning for the energy system of the future: TSOs launch first joint market survey

The first joint survey of infrastructure requirements by the transmission system operators (TSOs) for the preparation of the scenario framework drafts for the electricity, gas and hydrogen network development plans starts today.

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Integrated network planning for the energy system of the future: First joint market survey by TSOs starts on February 7, 2024

The electricity and gas TSOs are now setting a milestone for sector coupling with the first joint survey of infrastructure requirements for electricity and hydrogen. The network operators will use specially developed web applications to ask existing and potential customers about their future needs. Based on this information, the grid operators can develop the corresponding infrastructure in line with demand and thus ensure a reliable energy supply for the future.

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The next big step towards the hydrogen core network

FNB Gas e.V. today submitted the draft application for the hydrogen core network to the Federal Network Agency and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection. “This marks the next milestone in the realization of the core network,” emphasizes Barbara Fischer, FNB Gas Managing Director.

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Bundestag launches hydrogen core network

Barbara Fischer, Managing Director of FNB Gas e.V., explains on the occasion of the adoption of the Act on the Adaptation of Energy Industry Law to EU Requirements and on the Amendment of Further Energy Law Provisions, which the Federal Government presented on 24 May 2023: “With today’s decision, the Bundestag is paving the way for a Germany-wide, expandable, efficient and quickly realizable hydrogen network with the target year 2032. The hydrogen core network is the desired signal for the hydrogen ramp-up. The transmission system operators published the initial planning status in July and are currently working flat out to finalize the planning so that implementation can begin next year.”

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Transmission system operators on the path towards the hydrogen future

FNB Gas e.V. is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. On this occasion, the association discussed with guests from politics, the energy sector and industry at the hydrogen infrastructure conference how the market ramp-up of hydrogen can be further accelerated together.

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Statement by FNB Gas on the occasion of the publication of the results report on the GTP 2023

“TSOs and DSOs are pulling together in planning the hydrogen network. It is important that hydrogen infrastructure planning goes hand in hand at all levels. FNB Gas therefore welcomes the fact that hydrogen network planning is also progressing at the distribution network level. The FNB’s interregional hydrogen core network connects generation regions and import points with consumption regions. The downstream distribution networks take over the area supply.

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Change in management at FNB Gas

After ten years, Inga Posch is stepping down from her position as Managing Director at FNB Gas on August 15, 2023. Barbara Fischer, who was appointed Managing Director alongside Ms. Posch in April 2023, will head the FNB Gas alone in the future and will be responsible not only for hydrogen issues but also for natural gas issues, including network development planning.

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Cabinet decision on the National Hydrogen Strategy: „Construction of the core network must begin this year“

The transmission system operators welcome today’s adoption of the update of the National Hydrogen Strategy by the German cabinet. The strategy sets important guidelines for the rapid development of the national hydrogen infrastructure and for its integration into a European network.

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Departure into the hydrogen economy: TSOs present current planning status for the hydrogen core network as first step for the future hydrogen network

The German hydrogen core network as the first stage of the future hydrogen infrastructure is taking shape: With the planning status published today, the German transmission system operators (TSOs) present a first modeling result for the future supraregional hydrogen core network.

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Transmission system operators publish 2023 implementation report with updated L-H gas conversion planning

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Press statement by FNB Gas on the draft amendment to the Energy Industry Act for the hydrogen core network

dena has presented a proposal to accelerate the development of the hydrogen start-up grid, which is also welcomed by the transmission system operators.

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Effort and cooperation show effect: gas supply passes stress test

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With hydrogen to a climate-neutral chemical industry

dena has presented a proposal to accelerate the development of the hydrogen start-up grid, which is also welcomed by the transmission system operators.

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FNB Gas strengthens management with Barbara Fischer

dena has presented a proposal to accelerate the development of the hydrogen start-up grid, which is also welcomed by the transmission system operators.

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A milestone on the way to the diversification of import sources and permanent independence from Russian gas

Today, the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) presented their draft Gas Network Development Plan 2022-2032, which reflects the fundamental shift in Germany’s energy supply. The proposal is designed to facilitate the changes needed for the network to accommodate the new LNG supplies into Germany and Europe and allow greater use of western import routes while also reflecting reduced gas demand as well as efforts to switch to hydrogen with a view to making Germany fully independent of Russian gas.

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FNB Gas press statement on the agreement in the EU Council on the “General Approach” to the EU gas market package

dena has presented a proposal to accelerate the development of the hydrogen start-up grid, which is also welcomed by the transmission system operators.

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Transmission capacities for LNG facilities help to ensure secure energy supplies

Transmission system operators (TSOs) today launch the consultation on the 2022-2032 gas network development plan (NEP Gas). The new LNGplus supply security variants take into account the profound changes in the energy supply situation. Measures to connect LNG plants and provide the necessary transport capacities are being implemented at full speed by the TSOs. The first grid connections for LNG plants will be completed by the end of 2022.

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Gößmann pushes for political decisions in the development of a hydrogen network

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Wait-and-see approach to hydrogen infrastructure development harms Germany as a business location

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Development of the hydrogen infrastructure in Germany at the transmission and distribution network level

dena has presented a proposal to accelerate the development of the hydrogen start-up grid, which is also welcomed by the transmission system operators.

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Consultation on expanded Scenario Framework for Gas NDP 2022-2032 gets underway

  • Three new modelling variants (LNGplus security of supply variants) for replacing Russian gas volumes with LNG and hydrogen
  • Updated natural gas demand forecasts for the LNGplus variants
  • 30 September 2022: Deadline for capacity reservation and network expansion requests for LNG facilities (sections 38 and 39 of Gas Network Access Ordinance – GasNZV)
  • 16 October 2022: Deadline for comments on the expanded Scenario Framework
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Transmission system operators announce consultation

  • Three new modelling variants (LNGplus) for replacing Russian natural gas with LNG and hydrogen
  • Updated demand forecasts for natural gas for LNGplus
  • Three-week consultation on an expanded Scenario Framework commences on 26 September 2022
  • Deadline for capacity reservation and network expansion requests for LNG facilities expires on 30 September 2022
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TSOs present hydrogen report: This is what we need to successfully develop the hydrogen infrastructure

Germany must accelerate the ramp-up of hydrogen in order to secure supplies and promote climate protection. The hydrogen report submitted today by the transmission system operators in accordance with Section 28q of the German Energy Act (EnWG) shows how the necessary transport infrastructure can be built efficiently, quickly and in a targeted manner by integrating hydrogen network planning into the tried-and-tested gas network planning.

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National Hydrogen Council: Framework conditions for H2 transport and storage must be created this year

Since the publication of the National Hydrogen Strategy last year, the energy industry framework has changed fundamentally. This is what the National Hydrogen Council writes in a new key points paper. The existing high dependence of the German energy supply on fossil energy imports from Russia clearly shows the urgency of a sustainable diversification with regard to energy sources and suppliers. The importance of hydrogen has also increased once again as a result of the climate targets being brought forward.

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Special times require special measures

In recent weeks and months, the TSOs have been working flat out to provide initial answers to the new gas industry conditions resulting from Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine as part of the current gas network development plan.

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FNB Gas Winter Review 2021/2022 – Historic caesura in natural gas supply

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New stamp fee as of 01.01.2023 for the market area Trading Hub Europe (THE)

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Postponement of the publication of the gas network development plan 2022-2032

Due to the current geopolitical situation, the transmission system operators intend to take the significant changes in the context of the German gas industry into account in the Gas Network Development Plan 2022 – 2032.

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Pipeline network infrastructures for the development of the potential German hydrogen network within the NEP Gas 2022-2032.

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FNB Gas Statement on the introduction of level specifications for gas storage facilities

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Start of modeling of the hydrogen variant in the NDP Gas 2022-2032

In a publication dated December 17, 2021, FNB Gas e.V. called on current and potential hydrogen network operators to participate in the development of the process for a common hydrogen network in Germany. The invitation of the transmission system operators was accepted by 12 potential hydrogen network operators and together with the transmission system operators they developed, intensively discussed and approved the process.

On March 21, the modeling for the hydrogen variant will be started by potential hydrogen network operators who have participated in the process development of the positive planning and/or have reported pipeline infrastructure for hydrogen transport as well as the transmission system operators. Until the modeling of the hydrogen variant of the Gas Network Development Plan 2022-2032 is completed in May 2022, regular workshops will be held among stakeholders to develop the hydrogen variant.

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Transformation of transmission networks: arteries of the climate-neutral future

“Gaseous CO2-free or CO2-neutral energy sources are an integral part of the energy transition.” This is the conclusion reached by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology as a result of the “Dialogue Process Gas 2030”. energate spoke with Håvard Nymoen, Managing Director of Nymoen Strategieberatung, about what the commitment means for the gas industry and what steps will result from it.

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Call for cooperation for the initial preparation of the hydrogen report in accordance with Section 28q EnWG

Pursuant to Section 28q EnWG, transmission system operators (TSOs), together with hydrogen network operators who have submitted a declaration pursuant to Section 28j (3) EnWG (opt-in H2 network operators), have the obligation to submit a report to the Federal Network Agency by September 1, 2022 at the latest on the current state of expansion of the hydrogen network and on the development of future network planning for hydrogen with the target year 2035 (hydrogen report).

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Publication of draft Gas NDP 2022-2032 scheduled for July 1, 2022.

The transmission system operators (TSOs) intend to publish the draft gas network development plan for 2022-2032 on July 1, 2022, and submit it to the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

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Development of the future German hydrogen network within the framework of the hydrogen variant of the Gas NDP 2022-2032.

  • Invitation to further process participation until 31.01.2022
  • Extension of the possibility to report pipeline network infrastructures until 18.03.2022
  • Publication of the results of the call 05.10.2021
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Transmission system operators see private investment in hydrogen infrastructure development in jeopardy: new EU legislation must not create hurdles to decarbonization

  • Unbundling: All gas network operators should also be allowed to own and operate hydrogen networks
  • Regulation: Common rules for natural gas and hydrogen networks would enable synergies and economically efficient development of energy infrastructures
  • Methane emissions: EU regulation should lay foundations for harmonized recording
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Hydrogen network 2050: for a climate-neutral Germany

With the hydrogen network for a climate-neutral Germany (H2 network 2050), the transmission system operators (TSOs) are demonstrating that they can construct such a network efficiently and reliably at moderate investment costs. The H2 network 2050 has been further developed by the TSOs from the “Visionary Hydrogen Network” published in January 2020. This first vision of the future included many considerations, but without a network simulation for future hydrogen transport needs. The H2 network 2050 now presented, on the other hand, is based on detailed grid planning.

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Hydrogen Network 2030: Towards a Climate-Neutral Germany

With the Hydrogen Network 2030 (in short: H2 Net 2030), the transmission system operators (TSOs) show solutions how transport needs can be met promptly on a supra-regional basis in the case of dynamic development of the hydrogen market.

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Large hydrogen demand confirmed by MoU

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Transmission system operators welcome the desire for a new departure in energy policy in the coalition agreement presented

The transmission system operators welcome the declared goal of the coalition partners to make hydrogen an essential building block of the energy transition and to initiate the necessary steps to this end. As announced in the coalition agreement, this includes creating the necessary framework conditions, including efficiently designed funding programs, for the committed development of the hydrogen infrastructure, as well as accelerating the planning and approval processes for faster realization of hydrogen networks. “We can fully endorse the coalition partners’ clear commitment to ‘electricity and hydrogen networks as the backbone of the energy system’,” makes Inga Posch, FNB Gas Managing Director, clear.

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Transmission system operators can guarantee transport despite tight market situation

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Market partners report strong increase in demand for hydrogen and green gases

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“Germany will not become world champion with Altmaier’s hydrogen network draft!”

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Gas Network Development Plan becomes German transparency platform for hydrogen market ramp-up

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Gas TSOs start to prepare Scenario Framework for the Gas NDP 2022-2032

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Gas transmission system operators launch second part of the consultation

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new transmission capacities to be created

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