Tender invitation for the provision of balancing services in Q2 2018

NetConnect Germany GmbH & Co (NCG) is inviting bids for the provision of balancing services in the period indicated below in order to meet its long-term balancing requirements in the multi-quality market area NCG, with bids being requested for the “Rest-of-the-Day” and "Hour" product variant of the “Long-Term Options” (LTO) product.

Please note that only bids for the receipt of gas by providers (SystemSELL) are being invited for the “Rest-of-the-Day” product variant of the “LTO” product, with providers to take delivery of high CV gas in the balancing zones specified below. For the “Hour” product variant of the “LTO” product, bids are being invited for both the receipt (SystemSELL) and the supply (SystemBUY) of gas by providers, with providers to take and make delivery of low CV gas at the system points specified below.

Balancing requirements

Product variant
Rest-of-the-Day Hour


1 April 2018, 06:00 hours
to 1 July 2018, 06:00 hours

1 April 2018, 06:00 hours
to 1 July 2018, 06:00 hours

Gas quality

High CV gas (H)

Low CV gas (L)



SystemBUY and SystemSELL

Balancing zone /
System point

(high CV zone “North”)

(high CV zone “South”)

LW (low CV zone “West”) / Zevenaar

LO (low CV zone “East”) / Winterswijk

Requirement [MWh/h]



(in each direction)

(in each direction)

Number of lots
(1lot = 10MW)





* In the "Rest-of-the-Day" product variant is not any restriction regarding the number of Call Days for the Contract Period.

Contract Period:

Bids for the above mentioned products are invited for the period from 1 April 2018, 06:00 hours to 1 July 2018, 06:00 hours.

Bidding Period:
If you wish to respond to the above tender invitations, please submit your bids between 27 February 2018, 12:00 hours and 13 March 2018, 12:00 hours.

Please submit your bids through our Bidding Platform.

NCG will accept bids by 14 March 2018, 12:00 hours by awarding individual contracts (“System Balancing Transaction Agreements”) for the above contract period.


Michael Kutz

T + 49 (0) 2102 59796 944
Jan Albin

T + 49 (0) 2102 59796 950