Publication according to establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas 2020
Information to be published before the annual yearly capacity auction
|Art. 29 (a)||Information for standard capacity products for firm capacity (reserve prices, multipliers, seasonal factors, etc.)||
For the justification of the level of multipliers, OGE refers to FNA Decision BK9-18/612 ("MARGIT")
|Art. 29 (b)||Information for standard capacity products for interruptible capacity (reserve prices and an assessment of the probability of interruption)||
The FNA determined the discounts for interruptible capacity at interconnection points in its decision BK9-18-612 (‘MARGIT’) Annex I. The methodology to calculate these discounts is described in chapter 5 of the decision. The English version of the consultation document – methodology as well as specific discounts have not been amended in the final decision – can be obtained here. The data to calculate the discounts have been published during the consultation.
The methodology to calculate discounts for interruptible capacity of storage points is specified in the decision of the FNA BK9-18-608 ("’BEATE 2.0"’, chapter 3.2). Further explanations on the determination of the probability of interruptions according to the decision BK9-18-608 (‘BEATE 2.0‘) can be obtained here.
Information to be published before the tariff period
|Art. 30 (1) (a)||Information on parameters used in the applied reference price methodology related to the technical characteristics of the transmission system.|
|Art. 30 (1) (a) i)||technical capacity at entry and exit points and associated points||This parameter is not used in the postage stamp reference price methodology. Consequently, the publication is neither possible nor necessary.|
|Art. 30 (1) (a) ii)||forecasted catracted capacity at entry and exit points and associated points||
Forecasted booked capacities at entry points in 2020 in the market area of Net Connect Germany: 72.994.668 kWh/h
Forecasted booked capacities at entry points in 2020 in the market area of Gaspool: 5.254.629 kWh/h
Underlying capacity structure
Virtual Interconnection Points (VIP)
B) Internal orders:
|Art. 30 (1) (a) iii)||the quantity and the direction of the gas flow for entry and exit points and associated assumptions, such as demand and supply scenarios for the gas flow under peak conditions||This parameter is not used in the postage stamp reference price methodology. Consequently, the publication is neither possible nor necessary.|
|Art. 30 (1) (a) iv)||the structural representation of the transmission network with an appropriate level of detail||This parameter is not used in the postage stamp reference price methodology. Consequently, the publication is neither possible nor necessary.|
|Art. 30 (1) (a) v)||technical information about the transmission network, such as the length and the diameter of pipelines and the power of compressor stations|
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (i)||Information on the allowed and/or target revenue.||
The allowed revenues of OGE in 2020 are:
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (ii)||Information related to changes in the revenue.||
Revenue cap forecast 2019 as included in tariffs (31.05.2018):
Revenue cap forecast 2020 as included in preliminary tariffs (31.05.2019):
-11,638,202 € in Gaspool market area
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iii) (1)||Information related the following parameters: types of assets||Regulated asset base
2,970,430,690 € in Net Connect Germany market area
47,447,012 € in Gaspool market area
Regulated asset base in cost base for the third regulatory period (base year 2015); does not include assets for investment measures according to § 23 Ordinance on Incentive Regulation (ARegV), which are approved for a period after 2017.
Incl. share of Pipeline companies and leased pipelines.
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iii) (2)||costs of capital and its calculation methodology||Cost of capital of the cost base year 2015:
268,568,391.56 € in Net Connect Germany market area
4,355,428 € in Gaspool market area
Cost of capital is calculated according to § 6-8 Ordinance on Gas Network Tariffs (GasNEV) for the base year 2015. Cost of capital includes the share of pipeline companies and leased pipelines.
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iii) (3)||
a) methodologies to determine the initial value of assets
b) methodologies to re-evaluate the assets
c) explanations of the evolution of the value of the assets
d) depreciation periods and amounts per asset type
a) The capital expenditures are determined on the basis of the historical procurement and manufacturing costs of the asset as evaluated according to German Accounting Principles (HGB).
Gaspool market area
Depreciation included in the cost base for the third regulatory period (base year 2015).
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iii) (4)||operational expenditures||
488,050,060 € in Net Connect Germany market area
4,136,754 € in Gaspool market area
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iii) (5)||
incentive mechanisms and efficiency targets
German transmission system operators are subject to the incentive regulation system. The revenue cap of a transmission system operator (TSO) that is determined for a regulatory period with a duration of 5 years is based on the costs incurred at the TSO in the base year (year 3 before the new regulatory period) and that were checked by the regulatory authority. Moreover, an efficiency benchmark is conducted between the TSO and, based on their cost and structure parameters, individual company efficiency values are calculated. Possible inefficiencies are to be rectified over the duration of a regulatory period. Furthermore, the regulatory authority calculates a general sector productivity factor that is consistently applied to all transmission system operators.
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iii) (6)||inflation indices||
103.80 (-5.5 vs. prior year)
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (iv)||the transmission services revenue||The revenue from transmission services in 2020 amounts to
801,435,417.25 € in Net Connect Germany market area. Payments received in line with the decision AMELIE (BK9-18/607), amounting to 20,406,565.21 €, were taken into account.
7,492,926.62 € in Gaspool market area. Payments made in line with the decision AMELIE (BK9-18/607), amounting to 10,581,619.74 €, were taken into account.
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (v)||
the following ratios for the revenue referred to in point:
(1) capacity commodity split
(2) entry-exit split
(3) cross-border-domestic split
(1) OGE offers capacity-based tariffs only. Consequently, the share of capacity-based tariffs is 100%.
(3) Cross-border-domestic split in entry-exit system Gaspool/Net Connect Germany:
The publication of the results of the cost allocation test is made the first time within the consultation process according to art. 26 NC TAR. The test results, including an assessment as well, are published within consultation process REGENT for the market areas Net Connect Germany (BK9-18/610-NCG) and Gaspool (BK9-18/611-GP) on the website of the Federal Network Agency.
|Art. 30 (1) (b) (vi)||
Information related to the previous tariff period regarding the reconciliation of the regulatory account
1) In NetConnect Germany market area:
In Gaspool market area:
2) Reconciliation of the regulatory account for the concluded business year 2018 is determined in the year 2019 and it will be reconciled in equal instalments – including interest payments – over the subsequent three calendar years.
|Art. 30 (1) (b)(vii)||Information on the intended use of the auction premium||Auction revenues are booked on the regulatory account in accordance with Article 5 ARegV. This transaction thus develops a tariff-reducing effect in the years in which the regulatory account is reconciled.|
|Art. 30 (1) (c)||Information on transmission and non-transmission tariffs accompanied by the relevant information related to their derivation||As part of the REGENT-NCG/REGENT-GP ruling, the Federal Network Agency has determined the use of a stamp in the market area Net Connect Germany/Gaspool. According to this, revenues from transmission tariffs are to be divided by the capacities of the entry and exit points forecasted for the calendar year.|
|Art. 30 (1) (c) i)||where applied, commodity-based transmission tariffs referred to in Article 4 (3)||Open Grid Europe does not apply commodity-based transmission tariffs.|
|Art. 30 (1) (c) ii)||where applied, non-transmission tariffs for non-transmission services referred to in Article 4 (4)||
According to the decision of the FNA (BK9-17/609 (Festlegung ‘INKA’), the non-transmission services are set to metering point operation, metering service, biogas levy according to §20b GasNEV, market area conversion levy according to §19a Abs. 1 EnWG as well as the nomination replacement procedure according to §15 Abs. 3 GasNZV. The non-transmission service fees valid as of 01.01.2020 are published in the price sheets on the website of OGE.
Biogas levy calculaction
Market area conversion levy calculation
Calculation of fees for metering service and metering point operation
|Art. 30 (1) (c) iii)||the reference prices and other prices applicable atpoints other than those referred to in Article 29||
The reference prices for exit points of internal orders and network connection points are the same as the stamps of the corresponding market area. This corresponds to the tariff calculation method which the FNA has determined in the REGENT decision. The reference prices are the result of the sum of forecasted capacity bookings for all entry and exit points as well as the revenue cap and the entry/exit split of the calendar year t.
|Art. 30 (2) (a) i)||Information on transmission tariff changes and trends||
The entry and exit tariffs of Open Grid Europe will decrease from 4.09* €/kWh/h/a to 4.07 €/kWh/h/a in the Net Connect Germany market area as of 1st of January 2020. This change in tariffs is a reduction of approximately 0.5%.
The entry and exit tariffs in the Gaspool market area will increase from 1.84* €/kWh/h/a to 3.36 €/kWh/h/a as of 1st of January 2020. This change in tariffs is an increase of approximately 83%.
The adjusted fees are above all based on the market area-wide tariff regime introduced as part of the REGENT decision compared with the tariffs previously applied by individual network operators, as well as on changes in the predicted capacity booking behavior and permissible revenues (mainly as a result of network investments).
* These values correspond to the tariffs for one day rounded to an annual value.
|Art. 30 (2) (a) ii)||The difference in the level of transmission tariffs for the same type of transmission service applicable for the tariff period for which the information is published and for each tariff period within the remainder of the regulatory period||
Based on the data provided by the TSO, the Federal Network Agency has calculated the development of charges until the end of the regulatory period and published it in Appendix 4 of the REGENT-NCG or rather REGENT-GP decision. According to this, a slight increase in the fees in 2021 and 2022 would be expected.
|Art. 30 (2) (b)||Information about the used tariff model and an explanation how to calculate the transmission teriffs applicable for the prevailing tariff period|
|Art. 30 (3)||Information about the points excluded from the definition of relevant points||The forecasted booked capacity for the points excluded from the definition of relevant points referred to in point 3.2 (1)(a) of Annex I to Regulation No 715/2009 is already included in the capacity forecast according to Art. 30 1a) (ii).|