March 19, 2020

NetConnect Germany launches first tender for Short-Call Balancing Services


Ratingen, 19 March 2020.  NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co. KG (NCG) is inviting bids for the Short-Call Balancing Services (SCB) product for the month May 2020 for the multi-quality market area of NCG, with bids being requested for System Buy as well as System Sell. Bids can be submitted between March 24, 2020 and April 7, 2020. 

The SCB product serves as a tool for meeting short-term structuring requirements in the low CV gas system within rank 4 of the merit order (“MOL 4”). The gas requirements to be met through the SCB product are tendered out on a long-term basis for delivery at storage connection points (storage Epe-L) or exits points to industrial customers in the balancing zone “L-Gas Ost” (low CV zone East, LO). When needed, the contracted SCB balancing services are called with a lead time of no more than 60 minutes in direct coordination between the market area manager and/or the relevant network operator and the storage operator/supplier concerned.

More information is provided on the NCG website.