Access to the balancing mechanism


In its role as market area manager NetConnect Germany procures from third parties the gas quantities and services it requires to physically balance the gas networks in the market area NetConnect Germany (“external balancing”) in accordance with the German Gas Third-Party Access Regulations ( GasNZV) and the “GaBi Gas 2.0” ruling on the German balancing regime issued by the German federal regulator Bundesnetzagentur. In addition to procuring balancing gas on the exchange and from adjacent market areas, the procurement tools NetConnect Germany uses also include its Bidding Platform.

Market participants wishing to participate in the market for balancing gas and services must complete a prequalification procedure and enter into balancing product agreements with the market area manager.

Balancing group managers who have successfully completed the admission procedure for access to the market area of NetConnect Germany may apply for prequalification at any time. Please note that only individual suppliers may participate in the prequalification procedure, joint applications by groups of suppliers will not be accepted.

For more information and the full set of requirements for access to the bilateral market for balancing gas and services, please see the documents available for download on this page.

The  documents on the Procurement of external balancing gas are available for download here.

For interested market participants who do not meet the performance requirements (as to quantity, delivery period etc.), NetConnect Germany publishes the names of contacts for a potential pooling of balancing capabilities. The contact details of market participants who provide pooling solutions for balancing gas and services are available for download on this page.

If you wish to be added to the list of pooling providers, or if your company's contact has changed, please use the form below and send it to

Notifications Data Protection:

Your details will be processed electronically and will only be used for publication as pooling provider. The approval takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) of the European General Data Protection Regulation in conjunction with Art. 7. The approval is only for the purpose of th epublication of pooling provider.

Thank you for confirming the agreement. The approval can be cancelled at any time by sending a mail to

Through forwarding the form „Sheet for signing in contact information“ you confirm that you have noted the data protection notes of NetConnect Germany.

The data protection remarks are provided here.


Carolin Tuppat
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