Scenario framework 2025

in progress
25.03.2024 | Draft

Market survey of infrastructure requirements: A total of 1724 project notifications received

Thank you for your interest in the Germany-wide survey of infrastructure requirements for the electricity and hydrogen grid. The market survey for hydrogen projects (WEB) received a total of 1724 project notifications. On expiry of the deadline on 22.03.2024, the reported data was write-protected and is considered reported. The registered projects remain in the associated database and can still be viewed – but not changed or deleted – by project registrants after March 22, 2024.

The results of the market survey for hydrogen projects (WEB) are presented in the scenario framework for the Gas and Hydrogen Network Development Plan. The scenario framework is then consulted on and confirmed by the Federal Network Agency.

12.02.2024 | Draft

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

According to the federal government’s draft legislation, the TSOs and the regulated operators of hydrogen transport networks must prepare the scenario framework for the first integrated gas and hydrogen network development plan by June 30, 2024. To determine the capacity requirements in the transmission system, the TSOs are now requesting capacity reservations and capacity expansion entitlements in accordance with sections 38/39 GasNZV for storage facilities, production and LNG facilities and power plants. The aforementioned market participants are called upon to report their capacity reservations and capacity expansion claims by May 1, 2024. To this end, the TSOs have published criteria on the TSO Gas website that must also be met by May 1, 2024 in order to be included in the scenario framework.

The TSOs explicitly point out a procedural change compared to the previous network development plan processes due to the planned new legal requirements in the Energy Industry Act on integrated network development planning for gas and hydrogen. After that, the scenario framework will no longer be consulted by the transmission system operators, but by the Federal Network Agency. In the opinion of the BNetzA, requests received by the BNetzA during the consultation and thus after the submission of the scenario framework by the TSOs or a later submission directly to the BNetzA is therefore excluded. Accordingly, only the requests received by May 1, 2024 can be considered in the 2024 scenario framework and in the integrated gas and hydrogen network development plan 2025.

PM on deadline for §§ 38/39 GasNZV
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§§ Sections 38/39 GasNZV Criteria
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07.02.2024 | Draft

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

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.

The survey aims to collect information on the future production (including power-to-gas plants), feed-in, storage and use of hydrogen as well as the electricity consumption of large-scale consumers (including large-scale battery storage) of individual market participants and gas distribution system operators (DSOs). The grid operators define large consumers of electricity as companies with a future connected load of 10 megawatts or more. This minimum limit does not apply to hydrogen demand notifications. Customers in the distribution network system are requested to consult their network operator before submitting a hydrogen report.

Market participants are called upon to report their requirements on the joint query platform by March 22, 2024:

The market survey forms the basis for reliable and coordinated infrastructure planning and is a milestone for sector coupling.

The network operators will present the query platform in a joint public webinar on February 14 at 2:00 pm. The experts from the TSOs will then answer questions from market participants and DSOs. Registrations for the webinar are now possible via the
query platform

Further information can be found in the



Press release start market survey 2024
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FNB/ÜNB PI Announcement market survey 29.01.
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BNetzA cover letter market survey 2024
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