Profile of NetConnect Germany

 

NetConnect Germany was formed as of 1 October 2008 as a joint venture between the network companies bayernets GmbH and Open Grid Europe GmbH to implement the market area cooperation between the two companies. The cooperation was later expanded, with new shareholders joining the company and other market areas being integrated. As a result, the market area grew larger, providing more liquidity to the German gas market.

Today under the umbrella of NetConnect Germany there cooperate the transmission system operators bayernets GmbH, Fluxys TENP GmbH, GRTgaz Deutschland GmbH, Open Grid Europe GmbH, terranets bw GmbH and Thyssengas GmbH and operate a common market area

The high-pressure pipeline system in Germany's largest market area now has a total length of approximately 20,000 km and connects about 500 downstream networks.
In its role as market area manager NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG (NetConnect Germany) handles the operational management of the market area cooperation. Its business activities involve the management of balancing groups and system balancing activities, the provision and operation of the market area's Virtual Trading Point, and the provision of data, for example settlement and balancing information.



bayernets GmbH

 

Based in Munich, bayernets GmbH provides efficient and non-discriminatory natural gas transportation services on its high-pressure network comprising 1,500 kilometres of gas pipelines in Bavaria. With an overall network area of 32,000 square kilometres, the company is one of the largest transmission companies based in Germany, delivering maximum security and quality of supply for its customers. bayernets GmbH's import and export points in the southeast of Germany connect the German gas transportation system to the Austrian pipeline network, providing a gateway to the Eastern European gas market for shippers.

 

Fluxys TENP GmbH

 

Fluxys TENP GmbH's main business is to provide transportation services on the TENP pipeline system, which runs from Bocholtz on the Dutch border and Eynatten on the Belgian border to Wallbach on the Swiss border. Fluxys TENP GmbH grants shippers a transparent and non-discriminatory access to its pipeline system and transportation services in line with market requirements.

 

GRTgaz Deutschland GmbH


 

A shareholder of the MEGAL joint venture, GRTgaz Deutschland is the operator of the pipeline system which bears the same name and which links the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria and France. An indispensable link between Eastern and Western Europe, the network operated by GRTgaz Deutschland plays a key role in supplying gas to Southern Germany and neighbouring France. In January 2014, a new interconnection point between the German market areas NetConnect Germany and Gaspool went into operation at Gernsheim. In 2018 GRTgaz Deutschland launched appygas. 

Open Grid Europe GmbH

 

With a pipeline network totalling some 12,000 kilometres in length Open Grid Europe GmbH is Germany's leading transporter of natural gas. Thanks to its state-of-the-art and efficient pipeline network as well as its comprehensive service offering, Open Grid Europe provides forward-looking natural gas transportation solutions.

terranets bw GmbH

 

Based in Stuttgart, terranets bw GmbH is responsible for the management, operation and development of more than 1,900 kilometres of transmission pipelines in Baden-Württemberg. With its direct connections to the European natural gas transportation system, a modern transportation infrastructure and the resulting technical expertise, terranets bw GmbH provides the foundation for a reliable supply of gas within the framework of a liberalised market.

 

Thyssengas GmbH


 

Dortmund-based Thyssengas GmbH is an independent gas network operator and one of the leading German natural gas transmission companies. In our core area of activities in North Rhine-Westphalia our seven branch offices enable us to operate around 4,200 kilometres of gas transmission pipelines. We are actively shaping the market for transportation services while continuously working to optimise the required natural gas logistics on behalf of our customers. Each year our pipeline network transports up to 100 billion kilowatt-hours of natural gas to distribution system operators, industrial customers and power stations – safely, securely and environmentally friendly.