Expanding the capacity register: a new step towards a low-carbon network

As of July 7, 2022, renewable gases other than biomethane as well as recovery gases can be included in the capacity register.

This expansion of the register is one of the main developments brought about by the update of the register procedure recently approved by the CRE.

Introduced in 2014 to monitor the development of the sector and the adaptation needs of our network, the registry records all renewable gas injection projects on a first-come first-served basis, thus ensuring transparency and non-discrimination of requests for access to networks.

Initiated in 2021, the review of this procedure was the subject of prior consultation within the Working Group “registre de capacités” of the Concertation gaz and a consultation of stakeholders in the sector. This new version is also enriched with specific modalities to ensure better monitoring of capacity increases. It is also reduced in order to simplify the use of the registry and better interface with the right to injection.

Like the procedure, the online portal of the registry is also evolving, with the commissioning on July 19, 2022 of a new and more ergonomic version, result of more than a year of work of GRTgaz and Teréga.

These developments, taking into account all renewable and recovery gases, help to facilitate and support the development of all renewable gas sectors.