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.
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
Further information can be found in the