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Short leadtime subscription: an additional 5 hours to subscribe on D-1

From April 1st, 2019*, with the short leadtime subscription service is changing to allow you to subscribe downstream daily capacity up until 8 pm D-1, instead of 3 pm D-1 currently.

It requires the signature of a short leadtime subscription contract : it has a duration of 1 year, costs 2,000 €/year, and will require a study by GRTgaz of the maximal possibilities of the network for the concerned consumer delivery point.

(*with effect on the delivery day of April 2nd)

The short-notice reservation services for daily capacity [new]

Shippers'meeting 2019 - 14 March in Paris

GRTgaz gathers its shippers for its annual Shippers' meeting on March 14, in Paris.
The program of this day includes: the 2019 news of the upstream and downstream offer and the expected evolutions in the framework of the ATRT7 as well as a focus on the TRF.

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Flow Commitment

Several mechanisms have been put in place in order to manage the residual limits of the TRF zone. They rely mainly on the flexibility provided by the gas storages. However it can exceptionally happen that the stock levels are too low to make the mechanisms work. Thus a monitoring of the stocks has been put in place in order to anticipate shortages and manage them thanks to the Flow Commitment.

"The find out more" document [new]
Contractual framework [new]

Webinar Maintenance Programme & transfers between GRTgaz and Teréga

We invite you to join us for a new webinar on February 28th at 10:30 a.m. for the French version and at 2:00 p.m. (Paris time) for the English version.

To follow the livestream and ask your questions
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Use the superpoint simulator (xlsb format)

TRF & PEG news: key figures for the first 3 months

Price and Liquidity of the PEG & Monitoring of the network limits: discover the key figures for TRF since its implementation on November 1, 2018.

Oltingue exit point: 30 GWh/d of additional firm capacity

GRTgaz continues the strengthening of 30 GWh/d of interruptible capacities at the Oltingue PIR in the outgoing direction. Thereby, the offer of firm capacity increases from 223 GWh/d to 253 GWh/d.
GRTgaz has worked jointly with the Swiss operators to optimise operating conditions at the Oltingue PIR in order to partially address the supply problems of Switzerland and Italy since the reduction of the Wallbach Interconnection point.

31.42 GWh/d of firm capacities will be marketed quarterly, monthly and daily from April1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.

The next marketing will take place on the PRISMA platform on Monday, March 18 for the April 2019 monthly product auction.


Discount simulation tool

Since April 1, 2017, GRTgaz offers a development discount to customers who have the project to develop their natural gas uses, along with a modification of their connection facilities. This discount covers a part of the connection structure costs, in proportion to the expected transmission income for up to ten years, and up to a maximum of 50% of the structure cost. This measure is addressed to sites already connected to the network but also to new customers who want to be connected to the natural gas transmission network. In return, the benefice of the discount will commit the customer, via an Advanced Reservation Contract for Transmission Capacity (CRAC), to subscribe or have subscribed the capacities used for to calculate the discount.

GRTgaz provides a simulation tool to help you choose the subscribed capacity level and duration of the CRAC.

2018-2019 Winter Outlook: no specific warning

As every year, GRTgaz and Teréga publish the main forecasts of the French gas system for the next winter. The 2018-2019 Winter Outlook includes the €872 million of investments operated in 2018, which increased the capacity of North-South flow by 42%. It also takes into account the market mechanisms created as part of the TRF implementation on November 1, 2018, such as the locational spread already tested last winter. A renewed vigilance information indicator informs market players of the potential use of market mechanisms during the gas day and on the horizon d+5.

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More Dunkerque!

In order to face increasing demand from shippers, GRTgaz renews for the next winter the offer “ More Dunkerque”: an extra 20 GWh/d monthly firm capacity at Dunkerque IP will be commercialized from November 2018 to March 2019.

The total monthly firm capacity of Dunkerque IP increases from 570 to 590 GWh/d during this period. The level of interruptible capacity remains unchanged (36 GWh/d).

To this end, 20 GWh/d of firm capacity at Virtualys in the Belgium to France direction will be commercialized as interruptible capacity instead of firm capacity during the same period.  The monthly firm capacity at Virtualys therefore decreases to 620 GWh/d instead of 640 GWh/d at present (plus 30 GWh/d overbooking capacity). And the level of interruptible capacity grows from 4 to 24 GWh/d, commercialized following CAM rules.

These additional capacities are commercialized via OSP on Trans@ctions each Month M-1,  the first one from 1st to 11th of next October. Unsold capacities will be proposed as daily capacities.

Available capacities
To find out more

  • ShipOnline

    End of the distribution of auction premiums on the North to South link and the VIP Pirineos which was effective since October 1st 2014

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  • soGaz point.com

    n°2 :
    - upGRAID
    - The 2018 customer satisfaction barometer
    - NGV and bioNGV in the spotlight



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    Expobiogaz in Lille Grand Palais

  • Shippers’meeting at the Pullman Tour Eiffel (Paris)

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    Biogaz Europe at the Parc des Expositions in Rennes, stand C84