Incremental Capacity

In accordance to the Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (below referred to as the “CAM NC”) GASCADE will conduct the process for incremental capacity laid down in Regulation (EU) 2017/459 in cooperation with the other German gas transmission system operator (below referred to as the "TSOs").

The incremental capacity process can be roughly divided into five phases (see chart below). In each of these phases both the TSOs as well as the market participants participating in the process have to follow various process steps, all of which may or may not be necessary depending on the circumstances.

As a rule, incremental capacity processes in accordance with the CAM NC will be launched in each odd-numbered year and thus follow a two-year cycle. Phase 1 of the 2017 incremental capacity process starts on 6 April 2017, which is the day on which the CAM NC comes into force. During Phase 1 the TSOs will accept non-binding demand indications for incremental capacity at entry/exit-systems and cross-border interconnection points from participants so that they can carry out market demand assessments in order to determine the required incremental capacity. Non-binding demand indications may be submitted until 1 June 2017 (8-week deadline pursuant to Article 26(6) of the CAM NC). Non-binding demand indications which are received after this deadline will not be considered as part of the ongoing process cycle but will enter the next process cycle – to be initiated in 2019 – instead, as provided in Article 26(7) of the CAM NC.

To ensure a coordinated approach by the German TSOs all demand indications for incremental capacity shall be adressed to the TSO association FNB Gas and will be further processed there.

Demand for incremental capacity can be indicated at