At the core of gas transmission

Who is Open Grid Europe? What is necessary to ensure safe gas transportation? How large is our network and who controls it? What is a compressor and how does it function? Our film "At the Core of Gas Transmission" gives you a clear idea of our business.

[December 2011]

Natural gas transmission: Plant safety

In natural gas transmission, safety begins with our technical systems. In this respect, we differentiate between structural and organisational safety measures.

[February 2012]

Natural gas transmission: Pipeline safety

When constructing a new pipeline, we at Open Grid Europe extensively address the issue of safety - long before the fist natural gas pipe is even laid in the ground.

[February 2012]

Natural gas transmission: From booking to delivery

In natural gas transmission - as with any conventional form of transportation - it is important to know how much can be transported from A to B. Find out exactly how natural gas is transmitted in this informative video.

[February 2012]

Natural gas transmission: Modern pipeline construction

A new natural gas pipeline is under construction: from Rimpar in the North of Bavaria to Sannerz in Hesse. The pipeline route, with a length of about 67 kilometres, runs mainly through agricultural areas.

[March 2014]

Natural gas transmission: Flyover of pipeline project

Experience a bird’s eye view of the construction of the new Sannerz-Rimpar loop line in Bavaria, where around 67 kilometers of pipeline comprising 3,800 steel pipes cross steep slopes, rivers and railway tracks.

[January 2014]

Natural gas transmission: Pipeline construction at a glance

At around 12,000 km, Open Grid Europe operates Germany’s largest high-pressure gas pipeline system. We ensure security of supply for millions of consumers: in an efficient, environmentally friendly and, above all, safe manner.

[September 2013]

Grün, Kampagne, ich, Bin, OGE, Klima, Youtube

Social Media Kampagne

#Ich bin OGE

The future waits for no one!

We are ready to boldly tread now ground.

Be smart, build smart - II

The energy transition has consequences for all players in the market, and as a result costs have been rising. Individual stakeholders like Open Grid Europe are responding to this development in very different ways. Gas trading and storage, transmission capacities and, not least, costs: our video shows you what links up to what and how Open Grid Europe is attempting to counter the cost explosion resulting from the energy transformation with efficient products and intelligent solutions.

[February 2015]

The consequences of the energy transition

The energy transition has consequences for all players in the market, and as a result costs have been rising. Individual stakeholders like Open Grid Europe are responding to this development in very different ways. Gas trading and storage, transmission capacities and, not least, costs: our video shows you what links up to what and how Open Grid Europe is attempting to counter the cost explosion resulting from the energy transformation with efficient products and intelligent solutions.

[November 2014]

E-world 2017

The ending of this E-world means the next E-world is coming up for us. Our short film is supposed to give you a taste of what you could see at the upcoming E-world. Convince yourself at the E-world in Essen from 6 - 8 February 2018. You can find our joint NCG stand No. 418 in hall 2. We are looking forward to see you!

[February 2017]

Energy Policy Dialogue 2017

The "Energy Policy Dialogue 2017" hosted by Open Grid Europe was held in the Sanaa building at the Zeche Zollverein colliery. The aim of this format is to contribute to the current energy policy debate and to strengthen the dialogue between politics and business. Our summary of the panel discussion gives you interesting insights into the event on 7 November 2017.

This year’s panellists were:

  • Dr Jens Andersen, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Group Representative for Natural Gas Mobility
  • Dr Jörg Bergmann, Open Grid Europe GmbH, Spokesman of the Management Board
  • Christoph Dammermann, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia NRW
  • André Stinka, Member of the NRW state parliament and Spokesman for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the SPD state parliamentary group
  • Dr Carsten Voigtländer, CEO of Vaillant GmbH

Moderator: Matthias Killing, SAT. 1

Energy Policy Dialogue 2016

Our video compilation provides an insight into the third Energy Policy Dialogue

Energy Policy Dialogue 2015

Once a year Open Grid Europe organises the dialogue event "Energiepolitischer Dialog" ("Energy Policy Dialogue") at its site in Essen. The aim is to make a contribution to the current energy policy debate and to strengthen the dialogue between politics and business. Our compilation gives you a few insights into the event and the dialogue.

On the podium this year were:

  • Garrelt Duin, Economics Minister of North Rhine Westphalia
  • Dr. Oliver Geden, German Institute for Intentional and Security Affairs, Head of EU/Europe Research Group
  • Stephan Kamphues, Chairman of the Board of Management of Open Grid Europe
  • Roger Kohlmann, Member of the General Executive Management Board of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)
  • Andreas Mihm, FAZ, Economics Correspondent (Moderator)


[November 2015]

Energy Policy Dialogue 2014

Once a year Open Grid Europe organises the dialogue event "Energiepolitischer Dialog" ("Energy Policy Dialogue") at its site in Essen. The aim is to make a contribution to the current energy policy debate and to strengthen the dialogue between politics and business. Our compilation gives you a few insights into the event and the dialogue.

Panellists at the 1st Energy Dialogue hosted by Open Grid Europe:

  • Dietmar Brockes, Member of North Rhine-Westphalian Parliament, Energy Spokesman of FDP Parliamentary Party
  • Dietmar Bückemeyer, Stadtwerke Essen AG, Technical Director, President of Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfachs e.V. (DVGW)
  • Peter Franke, Federal Network Agency, Vice-President
  • Stephan Kamphues, Open Grid Europe GmbH, CEO
  • Jan Karl Karlsen, Statoil Deutschland GmbH, Head of Berlin Office
  • Oliver Krischer, Member of Bundestag, Deputy Chair of Bündnis 90/ Greens Parliamentary Party


[November 2014]

Apprenticeship as an electronics technician for operating technology

Electronics technicians for operating technology install, maintain and repair electronic operating, production and processing systems, from switch and control systems, through energy supply systems, to installations for communication and lighting technology.

[November 2011]

Apprenticeship as an industrial maintenance mechanic

Industrial maintenance mechanics are the “all-rounders” of industrial operations: control technology, pneumatics and hydraulics, as well as maintenance/servicing, inspection and repair all form part of this apprenticeship.

[October 2012]

Apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic with parallel degree course

(Specialisation in mechatronics and/or mechanical engineering)
Are you interested in technical and physical correlations and in complex machines and systems? Our video about training as an industrial mechanic follows a apprentice at Open Grid Europe throughout his working day.

[November 2011]

Apprenticeship as a laboratory chemist

Where the chemistry happens: from the execution of various different measurements and experiments to the “standard” daily routine of an employee at Open Grid Europe – the film offers a look behind the scenes.

[October 2012]

Girls' Day

Industrial mechanic, electronics technician or laboratory chemist - all apprenticeships with a future, which have thus far not featured in the top ten professions chosen by girls.

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