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”).