Implications for storage users at UGS Jemgum
As of 1 January 2016 the provisions of Bundesnetzagentur „Festlegung von Vorgaben zur Umrechnung von Jahresleistungspreisen in Leistungspreise für unterjährige Kapazitätsrechte sowie von Vorgaben zur sachgerechten Ermittlung der Netzentgelte nach § 15 Abs. 2 bis 7 GasNEV” (following: BEATE) apply to the calculation of transmission fees in Germany. In this context the fees for transmission capacities at storage facilities will be reduced by granting a 50% discount.
Some special provisions relating to the transmission fee discount are applicable to storage facilities in Germany which are connected to more than one market area or to the market area of a neighbouring country and which allow a “cross-market-area-usage”.
Due to the fact that the Jemgum storage facility is connected to three market areas (GASPOOL, NCG and TTF), EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH has to fulfill the “BEATE-provisions” as a precondition for connected TSOs to offer discounted transmission fees to storage-customers for a „single-market-area-usage“
In order to comply with the BEATE-provisions, EWE GASSPEICHER has the legal obligation to enter into
special agreements with the connected TSOs and
a special agreement with each storage customer of a “cross-market-UGS”.
Otherwise the TSOs will not be obligated/entitled to offer a discounted transmission fee at the storage-connection-points.
EWE GASSPEICHER has therefore developed an EWE-BEATE-User-Manual which tries to demonstrate the new “BEATE-challenges” for the storage customer relating to the BEATE-rules in terms of operational and commercial consequences (initial and running issues). The “EWE-BEATE-User-Manual” explains the logic and the consequences of BEATE by using examples. There are also explained some special rules along BEATE.
EWE GASSPEICHER will contact the affected storage customers in due time to enter into a Side Letter with EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH for the potential benefit of the storage customer in order to achieve discounted transmission tariffs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your Key-Account-Manager of EWE GASSPEICHER GmbH for further questions.