... apply to storage facilities in Germany with cross-market area usage

Transport capacity tariffs

In Germany, the Bundesnetzagentur, the German federal network agency, has adopted a regulation on transport capacity tariffs, known as REGENT, which has been in force since 1 January 2020. Its purpose is to “set a reference price method and the other points mentioned in Art. 26 (1) of Regulation (EU) No. 2017/460 for all transmission system operators operating in the NetConnect Germany / GASPOOL entry and exit system”. REGENT has replaced the BEATE regulation, on which you can find more information here.

Special rules for discounts

Special rules apply to storage facilities in Germany with cross-market area usage with regard to the granting of a discount on transport tariffs at storage points.

EWE GASSPEICHER operates storage facilities with caverns in Jemgum and Nüttermoor which are connected to several market areas (THE and TTF). As a storage operator, we are obliged to provide evidence of compliance with the REGENT provisions so that the transmission system operators connected to the storage facilities can offer storage customers discounted network tariffs for market-area-specific storage usage. The required evidence is provided by EWE GASSPEICHER.

More information on how the regulation affects operational storage use is provided in a REGENT manual which you can download here.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

If you have any questions about REGENT, the team at EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH is happy to help. Please contact us.