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Résofil no.12 - May-June 2017
Winter Outlook 2017-2018
Val de Saône-A program to ensure competitiveness and security  of supply in France



Virtualys : a new Virtual Interconnection Point on October 1st, 2017

GRTgaz and Fluxys merge Alveringem, Taisnières H, Blaregnies Troll & CGO points to create on October 1st, 2017 the Virtualys point.
This single point makes your subscriptions and nominations easier. And prices don’t change !

Please consult the Virtualys reminder

Winter Outlook 2017-2018

TIGF and GRTgaz jointly release Winter Outlook 2017-2018 in order to share with the market their projections for next winter and inform French gas market players of the strain situations that may arise on their networks and the specific measures they are taking for the forthcoming winter.

Optiflow: for more capacity and flexibility during maintenance periods

Optiflow enables you to increase the availability of your capacities during maintenance periods on the core network. Thanks to Optiflow, the restrictions are mutualised on several entry points / exit points called “Superpoints”. If you subscribe capacities on several of the following points: Dunkerque LNG, Dunkerque, Alveringem, Taisnières H, Obergailbach, Oltingue, you get more flexibility to optimise your capacity on each point.

Whether you use only one point or several points, thanks to Optiflow you will enjoy a broader / wider UBI offer. Moreover, the maintenance program display will change for everybody.

GRTgaz provides you with several tools:


Overruns redistribution

As every year, GRTgaz puts back to shippers suppliers of end customers the penalties perceived for the overruns daily and hourly of their customers on the downstream network in 2016.

The concerned quantities represent 181 189 022,448 MWh at 0° for 2 359,14 K€ total amount. The unit price of redistribution is consequently 0,01302€/MWh.

The redistribution is calculated in proportion to the quantities delivered on the downstream network approval in 2016 for every concerned shipper. It appears on the invoice emitted in June, 2017.

Reminder of 2015 amounts : 156 644 436,452 MWh à 0° / 1 325 122,36 € / UP : 0,008459 €/MWh

More backaul capacity at Obergailbach

As from June 1st, 2017, GRTgaz proposes 20 GWh/d of additional backaul capacity at PIR Obergailbach, bringing the level of marketable capacity to 170 GWh/d.
This capacity is sold on Prisma according to the CAM calendar, that is May 22nd for the monthly capacity of June and May 31st at 5:30 pm for daily capacity of June 1st.

Available capacity for booking
Subscriptions under CAM rules

2017 Tariff tool

GRTgaz 2017 Tariff tool

To help you to calculate your transmission costs, find our tariff simulation tool updated with rates applicable as of 1st April 2017.

New : you can select from now on the tariff reference period of your choice (2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016).



Substitution offer

You don’t have the same level subscribed on a PIR on both sides of the border and the unbundled capacity that you need isn’t available for sale?

Thanks to the substitution offer, you can substitute the bundled capacity you have purchased during annual, quarterly or monthly auctions with the unbundled capacity you previously subscribed.

This offer will be available on 6th March 2017 for the annual auctions.

GRTgaz provides you with:


INC PROCESS – Non-Binding Demand Indications at borders with Belgium and Germany

According to the procedure described in the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/459 of 16 March 2017 (“CAM Network Code”) and COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/460 of 16 March 2017 (“TAR Network Code”), GRTgaz and adjacent operators conduct a common Demand Assessment for firm bundled capacity between their market areas.

Interested Parties are invited to address their Non-Binding Demand Indications for capacity to the TSOs. TSOs will assess the adequacy of the available capacities with market demand and the potential need to develop capacity between these two market areas.

Interested Parties can find here enclosed the documents to be submitted to GRTgaz SA for the Non-Binding Demand Indications:

Interested parties are requested take full notice of the above mentioned documents and submit their Non-Binding Demand Indication by post to the TSOs latest by June 1st, 2017. We remind you that any Non-Binding Demand Indication received without the Confidentiality Agreement duly completed, signed and dated will not be considered as a valid request.

Any request for information on this process can be addressed to the following e-mail: new-capacity(at)grtgaz.com.

Please find here after the timeline and overview of the process as published by ENTSOG


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