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GRTgaz network

The GRTgaz upstream network consists of a single entry/exit zone, the TRF (Trading Region France). There is a single PEG (virtual trading point). This is a virtual marketplace that allows gas to be freely exchanged, either through mutually-agreed bilateral exchanges (over-the-counter, OTC) or through exchanged performed on the Powernext Gas stock market.

What supply solution for your network?

To manage the sourcing for your network, GRTgaz overs several solutions appropriate to your needs: Integral, Active and Solo.

SUPPLY + TRANSMISSION = SOURCING

Accessing the PEG means access to nearly 3 times more suppliers than under the 'Integral' plan, to diversified supply offers and to the price of the wholesale gas market.

Under the 'Active' plan, the balance distributor balances your network: it supplies gas to match the difference between your gas purchases at the PEG and your actual consumption.

Under the 'Solo' plan, you provide your own balancing.


List of balance distributors

To find out more about the sourcing plans offered by GRTgaz, download the brochure 'Access the natural gas market'.

Find out more about standardised subscriptions to Transport Distribution Interface Points (PITD)

A transmission contract made to measures

If you opt for the 'Active' or 'Solo' plan, you must sign a transmission contract with GRTgaz, in this way becoming a 'distributor'. This is a 'modular' contract, comprising optional sections depending on your profile.

View all sections of the transmission contract.

Become a distributor

Transparent and non-discriminatory access to GRTgaz's transmission system is open to all companies.

To become a shipper on GRTgaz's network, you must be in possession of a supply licence, then sign a transmission contract with GRTgaz and provide a payment guarantee.

 

  • Natural gas supply licence

    You must be in possession of a supply licence issued by the French Ministry of Ecology if your company sells gas on French territory, including at the Virtual Trading Point (PEG).

    For end customers selling gas on an occasional basis to another end customer located in the vicinity, both must also file a “simplified” application according to the terms of Article 2 of the French Decree dated 19 March 2004 related to gas supply licences.

    Applications are to be filed with:

    Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de l'aménagement du territoire
    Direction générale de l'énergie et du climat
    Direction de l'énergie/SD1- Marché de l'énergie et des affaires sociales
    GRANDE ARCHE DE LA DEFENSE- Paroi Nord
    92055 LA DEFENSE CEDEX
    FRANCE

    More information is available on the Ministry’s site

  • Electronic signature of a transmission contract

    You must sign a transmission contract electronically. This contract includes a number of sections that depend on your activity on the GRTgaz network.

    More information on the transmission contract is available here.

    GRTgaz has deployed a project to computerise transmission contracts and invoices in order to secure and simplify the contractualisation process for contracts and amendments, and also to improve the invoicing process.

    The principle of the computerisation is to transfer contracts and amendments, sign them electronically and archive them by computer in a personal “safe” specific to each customer.
    Invoices are also sent electronically via the secure “safe”.

    The computerisation of contracts offers many advantages:

    • Secure transfers, 
    • Simplification of the contractualisation process, 
    • Reduction in the costs of logistics, 
    • Greater environmental protection, 
    • Guarantee of legal validity, 
    • Traceability of operations and transfers, 
    • 24/7 availability of information and contracts.

     

    As part of the project, GRTgaz has signed a contract with Docapost (a subsidiary of the La Poste group). Docapost provides document archiving services and has entrusted the management of the secure site, electronic signatures and electronic certificates to two subsidiaries of the La Poste group:

    • Certinomis for the management of electronic certificates, 
    • Seres for the secure website and management of electronic signatures.

    Computerisation project steps

    GRTgaz’s new transmission customers must automatically sign their contracts electronically.
    For customers that are already GRTgaz customers, the computerisation process is currently in progress.

    • First steps conducted simultaneously: 
      • Obtain the electronic certificate (parties involved: the Customer and Certinomis) 
      • Sign an agreement to certify the electronic signature (parties involved: GRTgaz and the Customer) 
      • Configure your “safe” (party involved: GRTgaz) 
    • Step 2: 
      • Install software and provide information on the tool (parties involved: Customer, with its IT support [“administrator” right for the station required] and GRTgaz) 
    • Step 3: 
      • Validate and sign your first amendment to the transmission contract (parties involved: customer and GRTgaz) 
      • View your transmission invoice (parties involved: Customer and GRTgaz)

    To access the contract computerisation site.

  • Payment guarantee

    To become a shipper, you must provide GRTgaz with a payment guarantee. This guarantee can be composed either of a first demand guarantee or a security deposit. If your company’s credit rating is good, it will be exempted from this guarantee.

    The amount of the guarantee depends on the capacity subscribed, but is equal to at least:

    • One hundred thousand euros (€100,000) or 
    • Twenty thousand euros (€20,000) if you have a gas supply licence referred to as “simplified’ (authorisation to conduct occasional natural gas purchase and sales transactions at Title Transfer Points to satisfy needs related to the activities of your own industrial sites).

    The methods to calculate the amount of the guarantee are described in Section A – General Terms and Conditions of the Transmission Contract.

  • Customs formalities, taxes and tariff contribution on transmission

    You must discharge your tax and customs obligations.

    Download the information made available to you by GRTgaz

  • A management 100 % dematerialized

    Once you have become a shipper, you will be authorised to access the private customer portal, Trans@ctions, which allows you to:

    • reserve your transmission capacity and related services,
    • proceed with your nominations,
    • and have access in real time to the tracking of your operational activity.

    For more information or to benefit from a customised presentation of our offer, GRTgaz’s Commercial Department remains at your disposal. 

    Contact our team today at the following email address: acces-reseau-accueil(at)grtgaz.com.

Price and pricing tool

Tariffs

  • The “ATRT7 ” tariff

    The CRE published on January, 23rd 2020 its deliberation approving tariff of natural gas transmission system for GRTgaz and Téréga, the “ATRT7” tariff, entering into force from April, 1st 2020 for 4 years and yearly updated. The main objectives or the ATRT7 are:

    • the proper functioning of the gas market with simple, predictable rules and in continuity with previous tariffs.
    • controlling the evolution of tariffs: after the end of a cycle of major investments and in the context of a drop in capacity subscriptions on the transmission networks and the evolution of gas consumption up to 2030.
    • accompanying the energy transition: the tariffs give operators the means to accommodate biomethane in the networks and for research and development.
    • maintaining a high level of safety in gas infrastructure.

    The trajectory defined for the 4 years (2020-2023) is an average increase of 1.4% per year. The ATRT7 tariff is a continuation of the previous tariff, both in its methodology for determining and updating it and in its structure, however with some new features:

    • Introduction of a tariff term for biomethane injection that aims to take into account the operating costs (OPEX) of network reinforcements induced by location choices.
    • Identical evolution in interconnection tariffs (entry/exit points at the borders of transport networks) throughout France.

    The ATRT7 tariff includes evolutions proposed by GRTgaz in order to make the offer more attractive for customers with highly modulated and/or difficult to predict consumption. Examples include the reduction of winter monthly factors in January and February, the elimination of the second tranche of penalties for overruns, and the possibility of subscribing daily capacity intra-daily up to 2 p.m. on D.

    ATRT7 also develops the storage compensation implemented since April 1st, 2018 with a change in the formula for calculating the base of T4/TP customers in distribution on April 1st, 2020 and an extension to customers connected to the transmission network from April 1st, 2021.

    2020 Tariff terms [new on April 1st 2020]
    SmartGRTgaz website (tariffs)
    GRTgaz tariff simulation tool
    To find out more about the storage compensation [new]
    Storage compensation calculation aid [new]
    Billing of gas transmission services
    Discount simulation tool

  • Composition of the tariff

    The tariff terms depend on the subscription period. Each contractual point is related to a tariff term.

    • Transmission on the upstream network: 
      The natural gas transport on the principal network consists in, for GRTgaz, removing the gas provided by a shipper in one or more entry gas points in France and in delivering it in one or more exit points. At each entry and exit points correspond a regular tariff. The main tariff terms are as follows:
      • Term of entry capacity on the main network (interconnection points with other transmission networks and LNG terminals) 
      • Term of exit capacity at interconnection points with other transmission networks
      • Term of entry and exit capacity for storage facilities
      • Term of link capacity between balancing zones
    • Transmission on the downstream network:
      The transport tariff on the regional network is proportional to the transport distance (NTR: level of regional pricing system).
      The NTR is fixed for each site. It is established according to the natural gas transport price on the regional network that is from the principal network to the start (or feet) of your connection.
      A site directly linked to the principal network, has a NTR that is 0.
      Finally, at the delivery, the pricing system is fixed according to the nature of installation (site high modulated or not) and according to the number of delivery stations.

      Thus, the tariff related to the delivery has 2 terms:
      • The delivery capacity term (TCL), which is proportional to the delivery capacity subscribed. 
      • The fixed delivery term (TFL). Determined annually, it is proportional to the number of delivery stations.

      For the sites present on the supply network, the tariff related to the delivery includes a term for the delivery of all the PITD (Interface Transport Distribution Points): The delivery capacity term (TCL), which is proportional to the delivery capacity standardized assigned to each PITD shipper concerned.
  • Tariff simulation tool

    The tariff tool allows you to calculate the main terms of the current tariff but also of the previous years.

  • Determination of tariffs

    The main legislative and regulatory texts governing transmission tariffs are as follows:

    • French Energy Code, Articles L. 452-1 to L.452-6; 
    • Decisions of the “Commission de régulation de l’énergie” (Energy Regulatory Commission) relating to the the tariff for use of the natural gas transmission networks from 1st April of each year.

    Article L. 452-3 of the French Energy Code provides that the Energy Regulatory Commission passes on to the Ministers in charge of energy and the economy its decisions, along with related grounds, relative to the evolutions in level and in structure of the tariffs for using the natural gas transmission networks […] as well as the tariff rules and their effective date. 

    These deliberations are published in the Gazette of the French Republic. Within two months of the receipt of its transmission, each of the concerned Ministers can, if the Minister considers that the decision of the Energy Regulatory Commission did not take into account the orientations of the energy policy, ask for a new decision, further to a motivated resolution published in the Gazette of the French Republic.

    To know more about the tariff fixing principle for transmission on the regional network for new network points.