General information about the allocation and allocation clearing processes


Allocations are reported to NetConnect Germany by the relevant network operators in the form of ALOCAT messages. For further details about the applicable deadlines and time limits, please refer to the best practice guideline on gas balancing group management (“ Leitfaden Marktprozesse Bilanzkreismanagement Gas”). Clearing allocations, i.e. allocations revising previously submitted allocations, are accepted by NetConnect Germany until the date M+2M-10BD(-1CD) [delivery month + 2 months - 10 business days (- 1 calendar day)]. Please note that clearing allocations cannot be submitted before 13:01 hours on D-1CD (for non-daily metered exit points where daily gas flows are estimated based on standard load profiles, so-called “SLP” points) or before M+15BD (for physical points). Before any clearing allocations can be received, the balancing group manager affected must request a clearing number and communicate that number to the relevant network operator. The clearing number must be quoted by the network operator when sending in the clearing allocations.

To facilitate communications between network operators and balancing group managers, NetConnect Germany publishes the names of individual company contacts in the public section of the NetConnect Germany Market Partner Portal.
As a general rule, all allocations and allocation clearing messages must be transmitted via the AS2 or FTP connections provided. Alternatively, NetConnect Germany provides registered users of the Market Partner Portal with the option to submit their data through the portal.

For more information on allocations and allocation clearing, please refer to the best practice guideline on gas balancing group management (“Leitfaden Marktprozesse Bilanzkreismanagement Gas”).




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