German federal regulator Bundesnetzagentur (ref BK7-11-003) has
provided that a fee for use of the Virtual Trading Point for periods beginning on or after 1 October 2011 may be levied.
The VTP fee is charged for each nominated transfer of gas quantities at
the Virtual Trading Point, and is invoiced both to the disposing
balancing group manager and to the acquiring balancing group manager.
to the regulator's decision, the fee has to be set up at a level that enables to recover the direct and indirect
costs occured in connection with the Virtual Trading Point. The VTP
fee is set annually with effect from 1 October of each year and applies
for a period of 12 months, respectively.