Market information on VIP implementation
(02/06/2021)

Based on the market information dated 07/05/2021, the companies Fluxys TENP GmbH (Fluxys TENP), GASCADE Gastransport GmbH (GASCADE), Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH (GUD), GRTgaz Deutschland GmbH, Gastransport Nord GmbH (GTG), ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Open Grid Europe GmbH (OGE) and Thyssengas GmbH (TG) provide the following information on the introduction dates for the new VIPs to be formed as a result of the market area merger:

Overview of new VIPs

New VIP 

VIP-
TSO 

TSO(s) involved 

IPs involved 

Former
VIP(s)

Introduction
date

First
marketing/
auction

VIP TTF-THE-L

EIC: 21Z012965309364T

TG

GTG  

GUD

OGE 

Oude Statenzijl (L) (GTG), Oude Statenzijl L (GUD), Elten (OGE), Vreden (OGE), Tegelen (OGE), Haanrade (TG), Zevenaar (TG), Dinxperlo

VIP TTF-GASPOOL-L, VIP-TTF-NCG-L

01/10/2021

Day-ahead-Auction on 30/09/2021

VIP DK-THE

EIC: 21Z8273645914289

GUD

OGE 

Ellund (OGE), Ellund (GUD)

 

01/10/2021

Day-ahead-Auction on 30/09/2021

VIP THE-ZTP

EIC: 21Z102938475601E

OGE 

Fluxys TENP 

TG

GASCADE 

Eynatten-Raeren (OGE), Eynatten (Fluxys TENP), Lichtenbusch (TG), Eynatten (GASCADE),

VIP Belgium - NCG

Expected on 01/04/2022

yet to be defined

VIP TTF-THE-H

EIC: 21Z0019743987060

GUD 

Fluxys TENP

GASCADE

TG 

OGE

Oude Statenzijl H (GUD), Bunde (GASCADE), Bocholtz (Fluxys TENP), Bocholtz (OGE), Oude Statenzijl (OGE), Bocholtz-Vetschau (TG),

VIP TTF-GASPOOL-H, VIP TTF-NCG H

Expected on 01/04/2022

yet to be defined


Considering the high implementation effort caused by the market area merger on 1 October 2021, it is not possible to implement all THE-VIPs at the same time. The progressive introduction of the VIPs to be formed is also based on their respective complexity.

Until the introduction of THE-VIPs the marketing of capacities at the existing NCG and GASPOOL VIPs and IPs will be temporarily continued. As soon as the new THE-VIPs are set up, the transport contracts already concluded at the NCG and GASPOOL VIPs and IPs will be transferred to the new THE-VIPs and the relevant VIP-TSOs, as described in the Supplementary Terms and Conditions of the transmission system operators (TSOs).

A consolidation of the VIPs on the border to the Czech Republic is currently not planned. The current VIPs (VIP Brandov-GASPOOL and VIP Waidhaus NCG) will therefore continue to exist beyond the market area merger and will be renamed as VIP Brandov and VIP Waidhaus as of 1 October 2021.