Gas-Market Model Regulation 2012

Original Language Title: Gas-Marktmodell-Verordnung 2012

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171. Regulation of the Board of the E-control regulations to the gas market model (gas-market model regulation 2012)

On the basis of § 41 gas Act 2011 - MLA 2011, Federal Law Gazette I no. 107/2011, in conjunction with article 7, paragraph 1 Energy Control Act E-ControlG, Federal Law Gazette I no. 110/2010 in the version of Federal Law Gazette I is no. 107/2011, prescribed:

1 part

Principles

Scope of application

1. (1) meets this Regulation specifications for network access, capacity management and the accounting system in the East market areas, Tyrol, and Vorarlberg.

(2) the rules of the art in accordance with Appendix 2 for all market participants.

Definitions

1 means § 2 (1) in this regulation "Accounting period" the period in which network users per single - or Ausspeise -, or reporting point the difference between application and submission is determined;

2. "Booking" a network access contract at a point of booking;

3. a "Booking point" in the market owned and bookable or exit point.

4. "Day ahead capacity" is a capacity that can be booked on the day before the delivery day as day capacity

5. "firm capacity" a capacity on guaranteed basis, interruptable only in case of force majeure and planned maintenance;

6 "free assignable capacity" a capacity which allows solid transport in the entire market area and offers access to the virtual trading point;

7 ends "Gas daily" period, of around 6.00 pm of one calendar day begins and to 6.00 A.m. on the next calendar day;

8. "bundled capacity" means a Ausspeise - and corresponding supply capacity, which summarized can be booked by a network user

9 is "bundled nomination" a unified nomination statement for a bundled point of booking;

10 "bundled booking point" to a summary of a bookable from power point and a bookable single feed point of two adjacent market areas, which can power user bundled capacity book;

11. "Border coupling point" means an network linkage point on the market territory border to another market area;

12 to increase a contractual agreement of a network operator with a network user, securing certain load flows to the network operator, and that appropriate and necessary is, the ID of the freely assignable input and off dining capacities "Load flow commitment";

13 "Online platform" the platform in accordance with § 39 MLA 2011;

14 "physical balancing" the compensation amount of energy actually obtained by the market area manager or distributor area manager;

15. "The rest of the day capacity" means a capacity, which can be booked on the delivery day for the rest of the day of delivery

16 "SLP customer" a final consumers with an annual consumption of under 400,000 kWh, which is associated with a standardized load profile (SLP) by the respective operator of the distribution system;

17 "contracted performance" the technical or, if agreed, the contractual connection value, which has to meet the real needs of the capacity of the network access authorized;

18 "Within day capacity" is a capacity that can be booked on the day of delivery for parts of the day of delivery.

(2) in addition the definitions according to § 7 shall apply MLA 2011 and in accordance with article 2 of Regulation (EC) No. 715/2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) no 1775/2005, OJ No. L 211 of August 14, 2009.

2 part

Regulations for the Eastern market area

1. main piece

Network access and capacity management

1 section

Network access to the transmission system

Available capacity

Transmission system operators shall offer firm capacity basically § 3 (1) as assignable capacity.

(2) the market area manager has to consider economically reasonable measures to increase demonstrable fixed freely allocated capacity in accordance with article 35, paragraph 1 MLA 2011 in the following order in close cooperation with the transmission system operators and distribution area manager for the overall system and, where necessary, to coordinate: 1. contractual arrangements with a network user that guarantees certain load flows (load flow commitments);

2. the range of on and off dining capacities, which are linked by way of derogation from paragraph 1 with specific mapping requirements.

(3) services are referred to in paragraph 2 to handle in discriminatory and transparent process under appropriate conditions via the online platform. Examination reveals that economically reasonable measures are possible and suitable pursuant to par. 2, to increase the availability of fixed free appropriation capacities, they are to take by the transmission system operators in close cooperation with the market area manager and the distribution area manager in accordance with paragraph 2. In the examination of economically reasonable measures for increasing the availability of free appropriation capacities, the market area manager, the transmission system operator and the distribution area manager have with the aim to work together, to minimize the need for the application of measures referred to in paragraph 2. The height of the demonstrable capacity determined in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 3 is to display the regulatory authority of the transmission network operators before the capacity allocation in accordance with articles 6 and 7.

(4) the examination of demand-oriented expansion of the network in accordance with article 35, paragraph 2 MLA 2011 have to carry out transmission network operators in cooperation with the market area manager a standardised and binding capacity survey methods on the online platform and to align with the adjacent transmission system operators as well as to publish the results.

Capacity bundling

Section 4 (1) to limit coupling points, where transmission networks are connected to each other, the entry and exit points of adjacent market areas per flow direction summarizes a bundled point of booking, unless the neighboring operator allows a bundling for the respective limit coupling point.

(2) at bundled booking points, the network user posts bundled capacity on a firm or interruptible basis. Contracts are excluded, which until including March 31, 2013 have been completed (old contract), unless the network user, the Ausspeise - and corresponding single dining capacity contracts stops, requires a change of its contracts. If still a historic Treaty on the booking page in a neighboring market area, not bundled capacity may be marketed on the Austrian side of the booking, maximum until the end of the term of this historic agreement.

(3) the transmission system operator can offer bundled or unbundled capacity with Association requirements at bundled or unbundled booking points.

On and off dining areas

A dining capacity to limit coupling points are § 5 (1) of the transmission system operators for single dining zones to summarize, which make it possible to carry a supply of gas on the basis of a single dining capacity reservation on one single point, insofar as this is technically reasonable and economically reasonable. A summary of single-supply zones envisaged is carry out a consultation of market participants and to inform the regulatory authority.

(2) section 1 is correspondingly applicable to off dining capacity to limit coupling points.

(3) the obligation according to § 3 remain unaffected.

Capacity allocation

6. (1) transmission system operators have to auction firm and interruptible inputs and off dining capacity via the online platform in a transparent and discrimination-free procedure.

(2) transmission system operators can granted differentiated classes that reflect the probability of interruption, interruptible capacity.

(3) the assignment of day ahead capacity pursuant to § 11 is carried out by auctioning daily for the next gas day.

Special rules for allocation of capacity and capacity utilisation

§ 7 (1) §§ 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12 are not applied to off dining capacities to the Board from the networks to the distribution networks in the market area, storage facilities and consumers, as well as on a dining capacity to feed into the transmission system from storage and production facilities as well as facilities producers biogenic gases. These capacities are given in the chronological order of the requests. You can be booked from the connected storage companies, consumers, producers, distribution area manager or by the producers of biogenic gases.

(2) for network access in the transmission grid for consumers, articles 13 and 14 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Contract duration


§ 8 (1) to limit coupling points are reserved at least 10 percent of the technical capacity of a single feed point for capacity products, which will be awarded with contracts of up to a quarter. This percentage is annually by the market area manager in consultation with the transmission system operators via the online platform for users of the network one according to the results carried out needs assessment, where appropriate, per limit coupling point to increase. Maximum 65 per cent of the technical capacity of a single feed point may be awarded with contracts by more than four years. At least 10 percent of the technical capacity of off dining point for capacity products awarded with contracts by up to a quarter are reserved to limit coupling points. Maximum 65 per cent of the technical capacity of off power point may be awarded with contracts by more than four years. Capacity existing, contracts at the time of entry into force of this Regulation shall be exempt from the application of this provision.

(2) existence at the time of entry into force of this regulation on an inlet or exit point capacity contracts, where the capacity exceeds the percentages referred to in paragraph 1, provide the transmission system operators after expiry of this capacity contracts, by phasing out free become capacity entirely as capacity products with terms of up to a quarter as long as until the share of 10% is reached, and then as capacity products with terms of up to four years including , until the percentage of 35 percent of the technical capacity of the switch on or off feed point is reached.

(3) the shares referred to in paragraph 1 are necessary in each case to amend, that they comply with the regulations and the each resulting technical year capacity in neighbouring countries. The deviation is to preview the regulatory authority and to establish.

(4) in the case of booking points, which are summarized in accordance with § 5 on and off dining areas, apply to imports or from dining zone par. 1 and 2 according to the technical capacity of the year.

Online platform for the range of capacities

§ 9 (1) the market area manager has to organize the construction and operation of the online platform, which will be awarded according to § 6 the capacity (primary capacity platform) in cooperation with the transmission system operators and network users traded (secondary capacity platform).

(2) the operator of the online platform has to enable network users to a mass business-grade and automated processing of the acquisition of primary capacity and trade of secondary capacity.

(3) all offers of similar capacity and demand are transparent on the online platform (both primary and secondary capacity platform) similar capacity for the power user.

(4) the online platform pursuant to § 39 para 2 and information 2011 to be published 3 MLA is to provide network users without registration. The use of the online platform is free of charge.

(5) registration required for a booking is carried out according to the General conditions of the market area manager.

(6) capacity in accordance with § 4 bundled may be awarded to limit coupling points on another platform if it satisfies the requirements of this regulation. This is advance viewing of the regulatory authority.

Secondary market for on and off dining capacity

§ 10 (1) network user may resell to third parties on and off dining capacities or to use leave it. A resale or transfer of use of is allowed only through the online platform (secondary capacity). Prices, including a capacity deal was settled via the trading platform, are to be published in the way of the system functionality of the platform in an anonymous form. To ensure the anonymity of the initiation of the trading operation to be offered, inquiring after and third parties.

(2) the operator of the online platform has to provide at least one of the procedures referred to in the Z 1 to 3 for the settlement of trade of capacity in addition to the search process and to provide standard contracts for carrying out of capacity trading. The operators of the online platform establishes the procedures after consultation of market participants.

1. auction: bids be made an offer. The highest bid wins the contract. The starting price should not exceed the compensation originally payable for the corresponding primary capacity on the transmission system operators.

2. Sofortkaufverfahren: The first bidder on a fixed price offer is awarded the capacity offered.

3. cipher method: an anonymous ad anonymous bids, from which he can provider dial.

4. search procedure: looking for a capacity, offers be submitted that the seeker can choose.

Nomination and re nomination rules

§ 11 (1) of the balance, the capacities allocated its balance group network user in accordance with article 23, paragraph 1, is responsible for the nominations and re nominations of its balance group.

(2) the balance nominated the quantities of gas to be transported within the framework of fixed capacity at a point of booking up to 14:00 of the day before the delivery day. No nomination for the transmission system operators received up to that point, apply zero as the nominated value. The settlement of bundled nominations must be with the applicable accounting rules in line.

(3) the nominating balance can replace his original nomination with at least two-hour lead time on the hour with a re nomination. A re nomination is permitted if this total exceeds not 90 percent of capacity booked by the network users at the point of booking and below not 10 percent of the booked capacity. Half of the non-nominees area for re nomination is allowed at original nominations of at least 80% of the booked capacity upwards. The half of the nominated area for re nomination is allowed down at original nominations by more than 20 per cent of the booked capacity. The permissible re nomination is rounded kWh commercial on whole. Determination of range of re nomination of a balance group ahead capacity does not day.

(4) the nominations of the balance are first assign the fixed and interruptible capacity products then by the transmission system operators.

(5) a re nomination of fixed capacity exceeds the limits according to paragraph 3, this is only in sum the booked capacity to accept. Re nomination part exceeds the permissible range is to be treated as a nomination of interruptible capacity and to stop first in the Engpassfall.

(6) on the power user who has booked less than 10 percent of the average technical capacity at the point of booking in the previous twelve months, the re nomination restrictions in accordance with paragraph 3 to 6 shall not apply.

(7) multiple network users at the point of a reservation bring booked capacity into the same balance group, the responsible conduct each may establish for each immediate balance sheet group member of this balance group of a sub balance sheet account. The nomination of gas quantities is carried out in this case the relevant balance per immediate balance sheet group member on the Sub balance sheet account. In this case, the limits of re nomination apply according to par. 3 and 7 for the sum of inserted in the Sub balance sheet account capacities of the immediate balance sheet group member at the respective point of booking. If no sub balance sheet accounts are made, the limits apply for re nomination after para 3 and 7 for the sum of the capacities at the point of booking in a balance group.

(8) the nomination must be taken individually for each direction of flow. The nomination of bundled capacity is carried out by submitting a bundled nomination.

(9) the transmission system operators as day ahead capacities in accordance with § 6 ABS. 3 offers the capacities that are free through the application of the re nomination restrictions in accordance with paragraph 3 to 6.

(10) that are awarded day ahead capacity pursuant to § 6 par. 3 to nominate for the next day until 20:00.

(11) in the short term booked capacity (Day Ahead-, rest of the day – and within day capacity) are immediately to bring into balance groups.

(12) the power user who capacities offered by the transmission system operator according to § 6 ABS. 3 remains obliged to pay the upstream or off dining charges.

(13) where comparable rules be applied to limit coupling points of adjacent network operators, the transmission system operators at these coupling points of the border may differ, if necessary, by limiting the re nomination rights in accordance with paragraph 3 to 6, to enable a regulation compatible with the neighbouring area of market. In particular, the pooling of capacities should not become harder. The deviation is to preview the regulatory authority and to establish.


(14) paragraph 1 to 13 shall apply also for contracts concluded before the entry into force of this regulation.

Long-term use-it-or-lose-it

Section 12 (1) network users are obliged, fully or partially unused fixed capacity immediately as secondary capacities on the online platform to offer.

(2) the transmission system operator removes a network user partially or fully booked on a solid basis, but systematically unused capacity and marketed it as the primary capacity, if and as far as other network users connected to the respective network coupling point ask fixed capacity, a contractual congestion exists, the network user has offered the unused capacity in accordance with paragraph 1 on the online platform. The withdrawal is carried out for all agreements that exist for the respective installation or exit point and have a maturity of at least one year. Capacity in any case considered systematically unutilised capacity, if 1 the network user less than an average March claim took 80 percent booked capacity with a maturity of more than one year, from 1 April to 30 September as well as from 1st October to 31; or 2 the network user nominated systematically virtually 100% of its booked capacity and then performs re nominations down with the aim of circumventing the provisions of section 11 subsection 3; or 3 the network user permanently has taken its booked solid capacity for a period of at least three consecutive months within the preceding calendar year on an hourly basis, unused. One of these three months must be October, November, December, January, February or March of the month.

(3) the capacities are to withdraw by the transmission system operator to the following extent: 1. in the case of para 2 Nos. 1 and 2 to the extent of the average under-spending up to the remaining term of capacity contracts;

2. in the case of para 2 Z 3 to the extent in which the network user its booked solid capacity permanently has increased during a period of at least three consecutive months within the preceding calendar year on an hourly basis, unused. One of these three months must be October, November, December, January, February or March of the month. Several such periods with a length of three calendar months can be identified, is the minimum of the identified minimum Nichtinanspruchnahmen about all these periods, to be determined. The withdrawal can be made maximum up to this limit. The capacity is instrumental in determining the scope of the withdrawal, which stood the network users on the basis of contracts with a term of at least one year at the disposal. In the event that the network user has partially resold its posted capacity, returned, or booked less, this will be taken into consideration.

(4) by a withdrawal referred to in paragraph 2 is to be seen if the power user within 14 days after written notification of withdrawal in writing that he has made 1, the capacity in accordance with paragraph 1 in the secondary market for a price not exceeding the compensation originally payable for the corresponding primary capacity on the transmission system operators, offered or the transmission system operator for the period and to the extent of non-use available;

2. the capacity to fully still needed to existing contractual obligations, in particular from its gas supplies or gas supply contracts, to meet; or has 3 different contractual gas procurement alternatives for the capacities at different points of a food are busy, alternatively used by him, and that he not required capacities for the period of non-use to the extent of non-use on the secondary market available has made.

(5) by the existence of a fact holdings referred to in paragraph 2 has the transmission system operators, the regulatory authority promptly to communicate, as well as, where appropriate, to provide the documents referred to in paragraph 3.

(6) the rights and obligations of the capacity contract remain in volume at the power user, as long as the capacity newly issued by the transmission system operators as primary capacity. The relevant provisions in the General conditions of the carrier shall apply with respect to security services.

(7) transmission system operators have to keep information according to para 2 and 3 in particular to the booked and actually used capacity per power users five years and to provide on request by the regulatory authority.

2. section

Network access in the distribution network

Network access request and capacity expansion

Section 13 (1) access to the network in the distribution system depends on the provisions of §§ 27 ff AMLA 2011. A network access request must contain at least the information listed in Appendix 1.

(2) upon acceptance of the application network access by the distribution network operator, this has the network access agreement immediately to transmit the power user.

(3) requests for capacity expansion in accordance with § 33 para 2 MLA 2011 have to contain the same information as the network access request referred to in paragraph 1. The processing of requests for capacity expansion has to comply with the requirements laid down in annex 1.

Network access request

Section 14 (1) which has net beneficiaries to apply for initial production or change the network access while the distribution system operators. The distribution system operator is responsible for providing operational, the connecting cable from the supply point to the feed point or end of the distribution system. The cable is made of the distribution system operator, maintained and decommissioned. The minimum requirements laid down in annex 1 shall apply for the production of cables.

(2) the distribution system operator close to 2011 the plant of network access affiliate MLA in accordance with the provisions of section 59 to its distribution network.

(3) requests for network access have to contain the minimum contents listed in annex 1. Upon acceptance of the application network access by the distribution system operator, the distribution system operator has immediately to transmit the power users the network access agreement.

(4) the cable is taken within ten years after the initial operation of additional system users claim, the distribution system operator is the network access charge on the affected network users in the ratio of the maximum output contracted at the time of the distribution to redistribute. The distribution system operator has the surplus resulting from the redistribution to refund those power users, which have borne the expenses of the establishment, unless the distribution system operator has only proportionately charged the expenses of the connection cable in regard to other connections.

Capacity management in the distribution area

Section 15 (1) of the distribution area manager agreed to be booked off dining points of the respective transmission system to the distribution networks in the market area maximum sum fixed capacity within the framework of capacity needs, 2011 posed MLA approved long-term plan in accordance with section 22 once a year for the following calendar year with the respective transmission system operators. The transmission system operators are obliged to permanently hold the last booked solid capacity for the following year. A reduction in the annual booking over permanently to keep capacity is only may to the extent possible, in which the network operator market this capacity elsewhere. The adjustment of to keep fixed capacity is 2011 as part of long-term planning in accordance with section 22. For 2013 the booking results MLA from § 170 section 6 2011.

(2) at the interface between the transmission and distribution system in the market area, carried no capacity management and no congestion management balance sheet-group level.

(3) for network access at border coupling points at the distribution level, the §§ 6, 8, 9, 12 shall apply mutatis mutandis. The distribution area manager is responsible for the supply and allocation of single - and from supply capacities in the distribution area bordering market area. Capacities are to market via the online platform.

3. section

Network access for storage companies, producers and growers of biogenic gas

Network access for storage companies

Memory company arrange 16 (1) once a year for the following calendar year with the network operator to whose network the storage system is connected (or to be connected), to ongoing in and off saving maximum capacity. The network operators are obliged to permanently hold the last booked capacity for the following year. A significant reduction of the annual booking over the between the memory and the network operator for the affected year agreed capacity only to the extent possible, in which the operators of this capacity elsewhere market can. Capacity expansion project initiated exclusively by a single memory company, reducing annual booking is possible only in accordance with the capacity enlargement treaty. An increase in the annual booking against the stored capacity is possible in the way of the network access request pursuant to article 13.


(2) the provisions of the 2nd section also apply to storage company, whose storage facilities are connected to a remote network.

(3) distribution area manager and storage company, whose storage facilities are connected to a distribution network have the rights that are necessary for the operations and obligations in contracts to agree.

Network access for producers and producers of biogenic gas

Producers and producers of biogenic gas agree § 17 (1) once a year for the following calendar year with the network operator to whose network whose system is connected (or to be connected) to be followed for the production capacity. The network operators are obliged to permanently hold the last booked capacity for the following year. A reduction of more than 10 percent of the annual booking over permanently to keep capacity is only may to the extent possible, in which the network operator market this capacity elsewhere. An increase in the annual booking against the stored capacity is possible in the way of the network access request pursuant to article 13.

(2) distribution area manager and producers as well as producers of biogenic gases, whose Anlagen are connected to a distribution network have the rights that are necessary for the operations and obligations in contracts to agree.

2. main piece

Accounting and balancing energy processing

1 section

Principles of the accounting system

Section 18 (1) each network user working in the Eastern market area must belong to a balance group, which is registered at the market area manager. Within the balance sheet group, which merged on and off quantities of food in the market area of one or more network users and that compensated for deviations. Balance group can be formed only of balance by declaration to the market area manager.

(2) the market area manager performs the balancing for all nominees or per schedule notified quantities of gas. The balance Group Coordinator performs the balancing for physical deviations resulting from the actual end user acceptance and the end user schedules for that logged-on. The balancing is to conduct each per balance sheet group and occurs in units of energy (kWh or MWh).

(3) any balance sheet group and their immediate members have access to the virtual trading point of the market area.

(4) balance have to ensure associated on and off quantities of food through appropriate measures within the accounting period for a balance among their balance group. The balance is the economic responsibility for the deviations compared to the market area manager and the balance Group Coordinator in its balance sheet group or its balance group.

(5) the accounting period (measuring) in the market area is the gas day. Providing system users with the gas day as accounting period as day band has to be carried out (24 equal hours values, taking into account the 23 or 25 hours at summer / winter time changeover). Re nominations have to be made also band-shaped up to the end of the gas day.

(6) an hour is considered for network users measured by means of load profile meters by way of derogation from paragraph 5 accounting period measurement.

(7) NET user, the consumed is measured by means of load profile meter and agreed a contractual maximum capacity of up to 50,000 kWh/h per single - or Ausspeise -, or reporting point with the operators and their measured values online, the distribution system operator are available, can opt for the day accounting regime in accordance with paragraph 5. A change of accounting period is possible once within 12 months.

(8) conduct have to create separate end user schedules for network user in accordance with para 5 and 7 on the one hand, and paragraph 6, on the other hand. The balance are required to submit timetables and nominations with at least two hours of lead time on the respective contractual partner in the market area. For large customers with contractually agreed maximum power of more than 50,000 kWh/h are to submit schedules separately per wholesale from the balance.

(9) the trade including the transmission of gas quantities between groups of balance is possible only at the virtual trading point. A trade is not allowed after the end of the accounting period.

(10) balance energy must be obtained primarily on trade of standardized products in accordance with article 33, paragraph 1 on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point.

Rules for registration in the market

Section 19 (1) the market area Manager organizes the balance group system and assigns a unique identification number each balance and any balance group that to lead is by the parties for each data exchange and correspondence.

(2) the market area manager concludes a contract with the balance on the basis of the approved policies in accordance with § 16 2011 MLA. The market area manager contracts also in the name and on behalf of the owner of the virtual trading point MLA with the balance on the basis of the approved policies pursuant to § 31 para 3 2011. The operator of the virtual trading point must empower the market area manager for the conclusion of the contract in his name and for his account.

(3) If a the balance its balance group handled also quantities in the distribution area, this is the market area manager during the registration or the registration as a prerequisite for the inclusion of this activity to share with.

(4) the mark area manager concludes contracts on behalf and on account of the distribution area manager based on the approved general conditions in accordance with § 26 MLA 2011 in the case of paragraph 3 with the balance. If also quantities for end users are concerned, the market area manager in addition 2011 complete a contract on behalf of and for the account of the balance Group Coordinator on the basis of the approved policies in accordance with § 88 MLA with the balance. The balance Group Coordinator and the distribution area managers have to empower the market area manager for the conclusion of the contract in their name and for their account. The market area manager has to inform the principal about contracts. The market area manager is entitled to the conclusion of the contract with the balance after completion of the test in accordance with paragraph 8.

(5) the market area manager has to submit the offer to conclude of the contract within five working days from receipt of the complete application, and upon completion of the examination referred to in paragraph 8 the applicant.

(6) the conclusion of the agreements referred to in paragraph 2 to 4 must be offered by the market area manager on the online platform. For the necessary information and provided documents must be kept available on the online platform.

(7) prior to conclusion of the contract between the balance and the operators of the virtual trading point of the balance has to complete all the steps that are described in the General conditions of the operator of the virtual trading point and necessary for a settlement of the accounting requirements of the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point.

(8) the balance Group Coordinator has to perform a credit check and update these constantly also, at least once a year after the occurrence of the annual accounts of. The balance group coordinator may require a security deposit from the balance.

(9) the conduct has to prove that he at any time to ensure data sharing and the timetable and nomination process based on the formats specified in § 34, interfaces, communication, safety standards and content before recording the operations to its treaty partners. The market area manager coordinates to a test run with the respective Contracting Parties in the market area.

(10) the market area manager has after all necessary contracts, documents and the successful testing in accordance with paragraph 9 of the regulatory authority in writing, that the conditions for the commencement of the activity as serving are fulfilled.

(11) for balance groups furnished at the time of entry into force of this regulation, the balance have to renew the existing contracts with the Distributor area manager and the balance Group Coordinator. In the event that still no agreements were concluded with the market area manager and operator of the virtual trading point, are complete this, otherwise to renew.

2. section

Rules for the structure of the balance sheet group system

Balance sheet group membership

20. (1) a balance group can consist of following balance sheet group members: 1. end users;

2. natural gas undertakings;

3. producers.


(2) the membership to the balance group is either directly through a contract with the balance (immediate membership) or indirectly through a contract with a supplier, which in turn is member of the balance group (indirect membership), founded. The indirect balance sheet group member is no direct contractual relationship with the balance. Several balance sheet group membership is allowed, but a reporting point of only a balance group can belong to.

(3) if balance sheet group members have one or more counting points, a membership to the balance group is due to the reporting point.

(4) an immediate balance sheet group member 1 with the balance Group Coordinator intends to complete contracts for providing or obtaining balance energy, meet 2. a transmission system operator or distribution area manager to load flow commitments or a power exchange or clearing agency of an energy stock exchange conduct 3. energy business, the balance sheet group member has to inform the balance in a timely manner the intended conclusion of such contracts. Balance sheet group members may make offers for concluding such agreements only with the consent of the balance or accept. The balance may only refuse to consent if justified concerns that exist, that the conclusion of the contract endangers the fulfilment of the tasks and duties of the balance or the immediate balance sheet group member. The reasons for this are set out in writing. Energy businesses of an immediate balance sheet group member over a natural gas market be associated by the balance sheet group member of that balance sheet Group settlement, costs and liability in the event of non-compliance.

(5) direct balance sheet group members have the balance in the performance of its duties and obligations to support. This support obligation in particular 1 in participation when creating forecast values for the extraction and/or the supply of natural or biogenic gas, as well as in the delivery of the necessary timetables and nominations on the balance.

2. in accordance with § 7 data protection Act 2000 in the transmission of data, which may be the perception of the in section 91 MLA 2011 mentioned tasks and duties essential represent, on the balance to the necessary extent.

3. in compliance with the specification of gas in accordance with Appendix 2 point 2 for injection into the market area; and 4th in the delivery of the data required for the creation of long-term planning and the creation of the network development plan.

Rules for conduct

§ 21 (1) if the balance members of a balance group in fulfilling its in section 91 MLA represents 2011 tasks and duties, he acts as an indirect representative. A direct representation exists, however, if such individual has been agreed. The balance has the market area manager to announce the identity and the necessary data of the balance sheet group members distribution area managers and network operators, unless this is necessary for the fulfilment of their tasks.

(2) capacity expressed in the balance group in accordance with article 23 by balance sheet group members are to manage the balance.

Expenses and charges of the balance

Section 22 (1) the balance makes the balancing energy costs pursuant to § 32 and the clearing fee in accordance with section 89 MLA MLA 2011 compared to the balance Group Coordinator and the transaction costs of the operator of the virtual trading point on the basis of the approved policies pursuant to § 31 para 3 2011 against the operator of the virtual trading point for all balance sheet group members and charged them balance group members meet causing further. The balance is also the structuring contributor under section 26 to the market area manager.

(2) the type of billing these charges and fees are agreed between the balance and the immediate balance sheet group member. An unfavourable of individual members to other members of the financial group is not permitted. This also applies to associated members.

(3) the payment of the balance for the provision of its services shall be agreed between the balance and the immediate member.

Mapping capacity to balance groups

23. (1) the nomination or the schedules of gas quantities on- or off feeding points in the market requires the timely allocation of capacity to balance groups booked at these points. The capacity at on and off dining points at the market area boundaries are by the network user to the network operator on the basis of the associated between them closed or off dining contract, specifying the identification number of the record group. The network user can split its height after booked capacity and assign different balance groups these parts. The network user must be managed or immediate balance sheet group member of balance group in accordance with article 20, paragraph 2, he allocates capacity.

(2) for the reporting of volumes of gas at the virtual trading point, no separate notice of assignment is required.

Special balance group regulations

Distribution system operators set up special balance group 24 (1) for the determination of power losses and own usage (net balance group of loss of). Distribution system operators have to designate a balance for this account group. Several network operators can make it common net loss balance sheet group. Counting points by end users may be mapped to a particular record group.

(2) the pursuit of a balance for balance groups referred to in paragraph 1 needed no formal approval. With the establishment of a special balance sheet group is the duty of the distribution system operator, the balance Group Coordinator to take a private-law contract, which lays down the rights and obligations of the Contracting Parties.

(3) from the net balance group of loss of, a roadmap for losses and power consumption is anyway, to create. Multiple DSOs form a common net loss balance sheet group, the balance has to report the balance Group Coordinator, what distribution system operators at this are involved.

(4) the known total distribution losses and the own consumption of the previous year's serve as the starting point for the creation of network loss timetable. These represent a certain percentage of the total energy output from the considered network and are as follows: precise values for the timetable creation are 1 of the distribution system operator measurements to be used.

2. should exist or be not justifiable for economic reasons no measurement values from the previous year or best estimates for the creation of the roadmap are to be used.

3. should have more accurate values of the distribution system operators on the basis of his own calculations, these are to be used as the basis for the creation of the timetable.

4. the distribution system operator due to works on the net depressurise the power supplies must, are exactly to determine these amounts for emptying and filling, and taken into account in the creation of timetable.

(5) net loss and power consumption are to cover through purchase of a balance group at normal market prices.

(6) a timetable of loss in accordance with the General conditions of the balance Group Coordinator is the balance Group Coordinator to submit either monthly together with the other units of measurement or a day in advance.

(7) have multiple system operators joined together to a net balance group of loss of, so it is free the balance, to submit either a complete timetable or individual timetables each distribution system operator to the balance Group Coordinator after consultation with the balance Group Coordinator.

(8) the calculation model for the determination of power losses and own consumption is annually through the net balance group of loss of to check its correctness and, if necessary, to adapt.

Information flows between market participants

Section 25 (1) market participants are required to complete the relevant information flows in a timely manner.

(2) all data shall be transmitted formats specified in § 34.

(3) includes in particular providing data the market area Manager 1 hourly publication of the market area balance with timely values on the online platform;

2. the hourly dispatch of the Einspeise-amended on basis by nomination or re nomination, Ausspeise - and changesets per balance sheet Group on the respective balance;

3. the publication of all relevant capacity data on the in - and out feeding points of the market area on the online platform;

4. the publication of balancing energy prices for the settlement of differences between consumer timetables and readings on the online platform;

5.

the publication of aggregated SLP consumption forecasts in the market area on the online platform;

6. the publication of the data of information in accordance with paragraph 10 No. 2 on the online platform;

7. the publication of amount and its calculation method of structuring fees on the online platform;

8. the publication of a list of the registered balance groups, information about an activity in the distribution area and the corresponding balance;

9. the hourly publication of aggregated data of the transmission system operator on the usable network buffer of the transmission lines.

(4) includes in particular providing data of the distribution area Manager 1 sending the allocated nominations or timetables on / off menu points in the distribution area to the market area boundaries per balance sheet group to the market area manager;

2. the dispatch of aggregated per balance sheet group SLP consumption forecasts on the respective balance and the transfer of the sum of the SLP consumption forecasts to the market area manager;

3. schedules the production quantities as well as the dispatch and from amounts of memory per balance sheet group to the market area manager;

4. the sending of end user schedules, separated by the users of the network in accordance with article 18, par. 5 and 7 on the one hand, and § 18 paragraph 6 on the other hand, per balance sheet group at the market area manager and the balance Group Coordinator;

5. the dispatch of nominations for the connecting coupling points of the transmission grids to the Distributor area on the transmission system operators.

(5) includes in particular providing data of balance Group Coordinator 1 sending the balancing energy prices determined in accordance with section 32 to the market area manager;

2. the dispatch of standardised load profiles on the market area manager, distribution system operators and to the Distributor area manager;

3. the publication about the amount and method of calculation of the levy in accordance with § 32 paragraph 6 on the online platform.

(6) includes in particular providing data of balance per balance sheet Group 1 sending the nomination or the roadmap for on and off quantities of food and exit point on the transmission system operators or for input and exit points in the distribution area bordering market area to the Distributor area manager;

2. the dispatch of the timetable or the nomination for on and off quantities of food to the respective storage company;

3. the dispatch of the roadmap for single quantities of food from production plants to the respective producers or producers of biogenic gas;

4. the dispatch of commercial nominations to the operators of virtual trading point;

5. the dispatch of end user schedules for network users according to § 18 para. 5 and 7, and separately for the network user pursuant to § 18 para 6 to the Distributor area manager. For every network user with a contracted maximum output of more than 50,000 kWh/h the timetables are individually and separately to the Distributor area manager deliver (7) providing data transmission of system includes in particular 1 the dispatch of allocated and off dining nominations per- and exit point per balance sheet Group on the market area manager;

2. the dispatch of hourly information as per § 29 over the usable for the market area network buffers of the transmission lines to the market area manager;

3. the dispatch of all relevant capacity data on the in - and off feeding points of the market area to the market area manager for the purpose of publication.

4. the dispatch of nominations for the own consumption of the market area manager.

(8) includes in particular providing data of the distribution system operator 1 is the information about the standardized load profiles associated with the end users in its balance sheet group to provide the balance on request;

2. the creation of the SLP consumption forecasts in accordance with section 28 and submitting them to the Distributor area manager or the delivery of the required base data (previous year consumption per balance sheet group, SLP type and temperature zone, daily taking into account the changes in access to the network) for the creation of the SLP consumption forecasts the distribution area manager;

3. the measured data for power users with load profile meters, unless they are read daily, delivered daily by distribution system operators per provider to the balance Group Coordinator on the distribution area manager and the respective supplier. On request, these values are the customer promptly to provide;

4. the immediate dispatch of all network users with load profile meter readings online are available whose readings to the Distributor area manager;

5. at least monthly transmission of measured data for consumption by users of network aggregates per provider, for systems of biogenic gas producers and gas transfers between systems in the distribution area to the balance Group Coordinator.

(9) the data of the owner of the virtual trading point deployment includes in particular the dispatch of netted-trading volume at the virtual trading point per balance sheet group to the market area manager.

(10) providing data of the storage companies includes in particular 1 dispatch of allocated schedules separated after off amounts of memory per balance sheet group, as well as total value per single - and exit point of storage facilities, to the Distributor area manager for storage facilities in the area of distribution or the transmission system operator for storage facilities in the transmission grid;

2. the transmission of information about the a - and fed out quantities and the available capacity and the working gas volume on a daily basis in the market area manager and the distribution area manager.

(11) providing data of producers and growers of biogenic gases includes in particular the dispatch of allocated roadmap of the production quantities per balance sheet group as well as the checksum value per point of the production plant to the distribution area manager.

(12) providing data provider includes in particular 1 the creation of the forecast of the SLP customers in total and in the grid of the hours, associated with it and its timely forwarding to its balance.

2. the creation of the consumption forecast of associated with it performance measured customers in total and in the hours grid and its timely forwarding to its balance.

(13) providing data of immediate balance sheet group member includes in particular the transmission of data in accordance with § 20 paragraph 5 Z 1.

3. section

Regulations on accounting

Accounting of market area manager

§ 26 (1) the accounting for all gas volumes in the market area, with the exception of the difference between consumer schedules and actual consumption by consumers, the special balance groups for distribution and differences between reported via timetable and appropriate bio gas single quantities of food, performed by the market area manager.

(2) the balance sheet per balance sheet group based on the allocated nominations or schedule applications on / off feeding points of the market area in accordance with annex 3, provided by the transmission system operators as well as the distribution area manager on an hourly basis available to the market area manager and the hourly netted quantities from sale at the virtual trading point and the end user schedules logged-in.

(3) differences between nominees and measured values are about operational balancing agreements (OBA) between network operators to compensate. On / off feeding points, with still no OBA between network operators is established, the difference between the nomination and measurement of network operators is worn. Applies to the balance that confirmed nominated quantities are also the allocated amounts.

(4) the market area manager accounted for the nominated quantities of balance group and informed the balance day imbalances occur. Should the affected balance within an hour to re nominate and the imbalance of day per balance sheet group clean up, compensation for the affected balance group is made by means of a purchase or sale of the corresponding volumes on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point. These exchange transactions at the virtual trading point be concluded in the name and for the account of the respective balance at the respectively best price for one and sell.

(5) the compensation referred to in paragraph 4 is not performed if the day imbalance of a balance group is lower than the Stock Exchange-enabled set of 1 MWh/h. The compensation due to the lead times at the virtual trading point in time can be carried out to the end of the day, this day imbalance for the gas day (D) at the latest in the accounting of the next gas day (D + 2) is taken into account.


(6) the market area manager has to raise a structuring contribution for the underground structure of hourly imbalances between input and Board per balance sheet group of the balance. The cost of underground structure in accordance with para 7 represent the base of this structuring fees. The market area manager computes the structuring contribution at least annually on the basis of the energy obtained in the last twelve months to compensate for hours deviations and the costs incurred. It is calculated on the basis of the General conditions of the market area manager. Structuring set's contribution is to view the regulatory authority and to publish on the online platform. By 1 January 2013, this structuring contribution maximum of 0.4 cents / kWh is set. The market area manager a report about the extent of the procurement of underground structuring measures to meet the power requirements to submit annually has the regulatory authority. The settlement of structuring contribution is making monthly within five working days after the respective billing month.

(7) the market area manager determines the balance of the market area on an hourly basis. The market area manager delayed procured the physical balance energy for the underground structure in the transmission system on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point in his own name and on its own account taking advantage of the network buffer as per § 29 in imbalances. These measures are not sufficient to maintain grid stability, the market area manager may order an amendment of the amounts of application of balance groups, which endanger the stability of the network with their hourly imbalance.

Accounting of the balance Group Coordinator

27. (1) the accounting of deviations between end user schedules and actual consumption, as well as the special account groups for distribution and differences between reported via timetable and appropriate bio gas single quantities of food is performed by the balance Group Coordinator.

(2) the accounting for network users pursuant to § 18 para 6 is based on the end user schedules submitted the balance of measured consumption values of the network operators based on hourly values.

(3) for network users according to § 18 paragraph 5 and 7 are accounted for on the basis of consumer schedules submitted by the balance and of the respective network operator consumption values submitted which related to daily values.

(4) the accounting for the special balance group in accordance with section 24 and the feeds of producers of biogenic gases is based on daily values.

(5) the billing is carried out on the basis of the quantities determined in para 2 and 3 and the balancing energy prices determined in accordance with § 32 and monthly performed within eight working days after the respective billing month.

(6) deviation of the sum of consumer schedules of the actual consumption of the consumer are the distribution area manager to compensate for primarily through the network buffer of the market area in accordance with section 29. If necessary, also gas quantities referred to in paragraph 8 and 9 can be obtained from the distribution area manager.

(7) conduct report their consumer schedules, taking into account the SLP consumption forecasts provided by the Distributor area manager in accordance with article 28, paragraph 1 or self-created SLP consumption forecasts per balance sheet group. The SLP clients accounted for based on the submitted consumption values of the respective distribution system operators on the basis of the actual measured temperature.

(8) the distribution area manager determines the actual or predicted distribution area balance on an hourly basis and obtained the quantity required for the trouble-free control of the distribution area of physical balance energy primarily from the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point in the name and on account of the balance Group Coordinator.

(9) If no appropriate offers are available on the gas exchange of virtual trading point or location-specific or short-term products are needed to maintain trouble-free operation in the distribution area of the distribution area manager, it can order list in accordance with article 31 access on the merit and get local offers.

(10) the compensation amount of energy specific according to para 2 and 3 per balance sheet group will be corrected within 14 months after the settlement referred to in paragraph 4 based on the actually measured or read annual energy production and consumption.

Rules for standardized load profiles

Section 28 (1) of the distribution area manager creates a SLP-consumption forecast in cooperation with the relevant distribution system operator and on the basis of standardised load profiles per network, per balance sheet group and SLP type suitable temperature forecasts submitted by the balance Group Coordinator until 12:00 of the following day and transfers them to the respective balance as well as the sum of the SLP consumption forecasts to the market area manager.

(2) the Distributor area manager updated this SLP consumption forecasts in accordance with paragraph 1 on the basis of current forecasts of temperature, in cooperation with the relevant distribution system operator within the gas day twice a day before 17.00 and submits it to the respective balance, as well as the sum of the SLP consumption forecasts to the market area manager as needed.

Power coupling contracts and network buffer

§ 29 (1) providing MLA 2011 power coupling contracts in accordance with section 67, ensure the efficient use of the network buffer as balancing energy.

(2) the market area manager determines the usable network buffer of the market area on the basis of data provided by the transmission system operators and distribution area manager an hourly basis in accordance with para 7 available.

(3) the market area manager uses the network buffer of the transmission lines and in accordance with the distribution area manager the network buffer of the distribution area for the bridging of structuring requirements in the transmission until the physical fulfillment of balancing energy views.

(4) the distributor domain manager has the possibility to use also the network buffer of the pipelines to compensate for short-term fluctuations of pressure in the distribution area in addition to the network buffer in the distribution area, as well as to bridge the time gap until the physical fulfillment of his compensation energy views at the virtual trading point for previous vote market area manager. The transmission system operators are obliged to make use of the maximum technically possible volume and the maximum input and exhaust er performance of the network buffer of the transmission lines, taking into account the network integrity, in the way of the market area manager for the distribution area manager and submit each month for the previous month a report on the existing hourly volume and the existing single - exhaust er performance of the network buffer of the pipeline and the volume of usable made network buffer , including the calculations, technical parameters, load flow assumptions and the actual load flows, to the regulatory authority.

(5) transmission system operators shall result in an account through the use of the pipeline network buffer. The distribution area manager maintains an account for the use of the network buffer in the distribution area. The distribution area manager undertakes market area manager in the ways of using the network buffer in the distribution area, or by balancing energy schedules on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point or from the merit order list promptly attributed the balances of the OBA accounts in coordination. The transmission system operators agree that in coordination with the distribution area manager carried out promptly compensate of the network buffer account in the ways of using the network buffer of the pipelines or by balancing energy schedules at the virtual trading point.

(6) the provision and the use of balancing energy from mains power contracts are paid separately either bilaterally between the transmission system operators as well as between transmission system operators and distribution system operators from the market area manager or distributor area manager or balance Group Coordinator. The provision and the use of rule amounts of energy from mains power contracts are logged according to the regulations in the network linkage agreements. If tolerances are exceeded, the balances of the OBA accounts are promptly as a result. Control energy power coupling contracts, which will be used for the distribution area, is run by the balance Group Coordinator on purpose accounts. For the case that control energy network linking agreements order list is applied on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point or the merit, this is done on behalf of and for the account of the balance Group Coordinator.

(7) all transmission system operators and distribution area manager informing the market area manager hourly, and prompt about the volume of usable network buffer, which can be made after taking into account of own needs to available market area. Every hour the distribution area manager the market area manager also informed the available network buffers which after consideration of structuring needs in the transmission grid for requirements in the distribution area available. This document contains at least the following mandatory information: 1.

maximum hourly one - and Auspufferungsleistung of the transmission system for the purposes of the distribution area;

2. the usable network buffer volume;

3. the planned hourly use of the network buffer in the distribution field through the market area manager.

(8) the rights that are required to implement the use of balancing energy and obligations are between market area manager, contractually agree on transmission system operators, distribution area manager and distribution system operators.

4 section

Rules for balancing energy processing

Conditions for the provision of balancing services

Section 30 (1) a balance sheet group member who can the registration process for balancing energy suppliers on merit has successfully completed order list in accordance with the requirements contained in the General conditions of the balance Group Coordinator with the approval of the balance pursuant to section 20 para 4 balancing according to § 31 offer. Part of the registration process, the balance group member must demonstrate that it has the market area or wholesale suitable flexible instruments such as usable storage amounts movements, gas quantities of on or off feeding points, online is measured at the point of counting and is an online data transmission to the Distributor area manager. The balance energy supplier has to inform the balance Group Coordinator, where he will offer balance energy.

(2) the balance group coordinator communicates an updated list of compensation energy providers registered the distribution area manager after each change.

(3) the provision of balancing energy in accordance with paragraph 1 is possible after the establishment of the provider with the balance Group Coordinator and the establishment of the balancing energy offer point in the distribution area manager at the earliest two working days.

(4) the provider undertakes actually to feed the corresponding energy in the market area when retrieving balance energy in accordance with paragraph 1 the distribution area manager or to be inferred from this.

Regulations on the merit order list

31. (1) the balancing energy providers on the merit order list have technically to ensure that the energy offered by them with the specified performance and the stated in the offer and exit point is 30 minutes after the request by the Distributor area manager actually in the system of the market area injected or removed from the system.

(2) offers are of the balancing energy bidding only on an online platform that provides the balance Group Coordinator, for purchase or delivery. The offer must include the identification number of the balance group of the balancing energy bidder, the hour (s) for which the offer is valid, and the height of the offered capacity provision of the market area manager as well as the energy price and- or exit point. Each balancing energy bidder offers a minimum of an hour and a minimum size of a MWh/h can be created. The deals have to be made at fixed prices.

(3) offers are up to no later than 16:00 (market close) for the gas day, before Saturdays to Sundays and public holidays-including the next working day. From the time of the conclusion of the market, offers for the respective compensation energy bidders are binding and can no longer change or withdraw. The balance Group Coordinator has the opportunity to move the time of the conclusion of the market information of from market participants in case of special justified circumstances as for example due to technical problems, gathering weekend and public holidays or to measures due to missing quotes.

(4) the Distributor area manager assessed the present compensation energy offers as inadequate, this is the balance group coordinator stating reasons must be notified immediately.

(5) the balance Group Coordinator reopens the market as a result, sets a new market conclusion and informs all balancing energy provider. The balance Group Coordinator invites the balancing energy provider with this information, to offer additional amounts pursuant to par. 3 binding, offers.

(6) the balance Group Coordinator has prompted the Distributor area manager, the market to keep open around the clock for the submission of bids. In this case, balancing energy tenderers about the permanent market opening of the balance Group Coordinator be informed beforehand. In the case of a permanent market opening, the offers to the specific of the balance Group Coordinator and published dates to the Distributor area manager delivered (market close). Offers up to given dates may be subsequently not changed or withdrawn.

(7) the offers are lined by the balance Group Coordinator separately after application and acceptance, according to the energy prices ("merit order list"). The volume larger going on for same priced offers. Same price and quantity offers will decide the timing of their arrival. Each offer is provided by the balance Group Coordinator with a unique quotation number.

(8) she created merit order list is submitted directly by the balance Group Coordinator on the distribution area manager, after the market close. The distribution area manager gets the required application or acceptance of the balance energy providers according to the merit order list subsequently. The distribution area manager has the right to obtain at least a MWh/h and range of services offered in increments of a MWh/h up to the full from the offer.

(9) the distribution area manager is obliged to observe the polling order of merit order list. This is not possible, due to bottlenecks in the transmission network or technical errors is entitled to take the following measures if cannot be found by means of system control and balancing energy management the receipt of the distribution area manager: 1 lifting of the order of retrieval of balancing energy offers from the merit order list;

2. simultaneous views of Ausgleichsenergieliefer - and compensation energy reference offers the possibility, to take these at different locations throughout.

(10) in cases where the polling order is deviated by the Distributor area manager, the distribution area manager is obliged to announce the reason for the failure to comply with the demand order the balance Group Coordinator, the omitted compensation energy suppliers and the regulatory authority within three working days and to justify.

(11) the distribution area manager retrieves the required balancing on behalf and for the account of the balance Group Coordinator. The distribution area manager has to take care, that the balance energy obtained by him from the system is adopted or submitted. A contract between the balance Group Coordinator and the respective balance energy bidding concluded with the retrieval. The demand is for a full hour and begins on the hour, with the lead time by 30 minutes for calls by time- and location-specific offerings of the input and exit points in the area of distribution or large buyers of online measured. If the retrieval is done earlier, this is considered unwiderrufen, at least 30 minutes prior to the actual receipt of the balance energy retrieval is cancelled by the distributor domain manager by E-Mail.

(12) the retrieval of the offered compensation energy takes place directly at the balancing energy provider by emailing in the merit order list specified E-mail address. A technically responsible and justifiable conclusion contacts of the provider must be posted to the distribution area manager as well as the balance and must be reachable by phone for the duration of the offer at any time via a more called extension. The conclusion entitled and technically responsible contact person of the balancing energy provider receives a copy of the email with the details of the polling at the same time.

(13) the balancing required by the Distributor area manager is considered when determining the charges for balance energy in accordance with § 87 par. 4 2011 in balance energy balance sheet group and the tenderer of balance energy balance group GWG.

(14) in the event of inadequate or completely missing offers from balance energy, a market maker can be introduced by the balance Group Coordinator. To be met by the market maker's performance is to be determined by the Distributor area manager. Is carried out according to the General conditions of the balance Group Coordinator, the introduction and processing of market makers is to display the regulatory authority.

Rules for the pricing of the balancing energy

The balance Group Coordinator to determine section 32 (1) market-based compensation energy prices for the commercial balance of deviations between consumer timetables and readings, as well as for the balance of the special account groups for distribution and differences between reported via timetable and appropriate bio gas single quantities of food.


(2) for balancing energy billing of network user pursuant to § 18 para 6 is a volume-weighted average price per hour on the basis of polls the Distributor area manager by the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point and by the merit order list determined., for balance energy-related from the balance a surcharge of 20 percent and supplied balance energy will apply a discount of ten percent to the volume-weighted average price per hour. No calls should be made of the distribution area manager used the available on the current day on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point stock market price as balancing energy price and the respective discount or applied. Should come on this day on the gas exchange of virtual trading point no price formation, used the latest available hourly balancing energy price and the respective discount or applied.

(3) the balancing energy prices for power users in accordance with article 18, par. 5 and 7 are calculated after the respective compensation energy schedules of the distribution area manager on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point and for the balancing energy schedules of the distribution area manager of the merit order list. Each of the highest purchase price was retrieved in the direction of the reference and the lowest sale price was retrieved in delivery direction (marginal) are used. If no calls were made from the distribution area manager, the respective marginal of the previous day are used.

(4) for the settlement of the special balance group of distribution networks and the differences between reported via timetable and appropriate bio gas single quantities of food, the reference price for the relevant gas day the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point will be used. If no price can be made, is considered the ultimate reference price on the stock of natural gas at the virtual trading point.

(5) the balancing energy price is to specify in cents/kWh and commercially be rounded to three decimal places.

(6) should a sub-letting or overlap resulting from the balancing energy transfer of the balance Group Coordinator, this is for the following six months set and charged by means of a consumption-related levy on quantities of Web users according to § 18 para. 5 and 7, based on the provisions in the General conditions of the balance Group Coordinator on the balance. The levy will be a part of the balancing energy transfer and is in cents/kWh.

(7) all expenses and revenues of the balance Group Coordinator, the underlying compensation amounts of energy (price quantity structure), the predicted differences relating to the levy withholding are unsolicited to inform the regulatory authority on the occasion of each levy change and set out transparently.

5. section

Rules for the virtual trading point

You are 33. (1) for the execution of the balancing energy needs of market area manager and distributor area manager required products by the operator of the virtual trade point to develop.

(2) requirements for participation in the trading on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point are belonging to a balance group in the market area, the approval of the respective balance and the listing according to the criteria published on the website of the operator of the virtual trading point of the contract with the operator of the virtual trading point.

7 section

Rules to formats for exchanging data, timetables and nominations

For the figure and transmission of data, timetables and nominations described formats are 34 (1) to use, where at least one of these formats of the balance is to support: 1 Edig@s;

2. KISS-A;

3. MSCONS.

(2) in addition to the formats referred to in paragraph 1, an exchange of information via a Web-based platform is possible upon agreement of the parties.

(3) all schedules and nominations are basically to replace the hours grid.

(4) as the smallest unit for timetables and nominations between market participants in the market area, one is designated kWh. Nominations and timetables in MWh are allowed a maximum of three decimal places and included in kWh no decimal digits. Amounts are commercial round.

(5) do not match the corresponding timetables or nominations, is the smaller value of the hours in the schedule or in the nomination ("lesser rule").

3 part

Regulations for the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg

1. main piece

Principles

Section 35 (1) for the partial and full supply to customers in the Tyrol and Vorarlberg as well as a comprehensive accounting is to ensure an easy handling with the adjacent upstream market area.

(2) to the operational implementation of the provisions of this part of the distribution area manager has to conclude the necessary contracts with the operators and the Marktgebietsverantwortlichen of the adjacent upstream market area.

(3) if in this part unless otherwise determined, the provisions of the 1st and 2nd part of this Regulation shall apply.

Capacity management

Section 36 (1) of the distribution area manager posts at each out feed point of the adjacent upstream market area to the distribution networks in the areas of market Tirol and Vorarlberg the necessary capacities, arising from the survey of capacity needs in accordance with paragraph 3.

(2) to networks directly upstream of the border points of coupling between the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and the distribution networks in the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg, carried no capacity management and no congestion management balance sheet-group level.

(3) the Distributor area manager collects annually, taking into account cost-effectiveness and security of supply for the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg the need for single dining capacities from the adjacent upstream market area per point, for a period of five years, by means of a discrimination-free transparent procedure. This capacity need survey results serve as a basis for the capacity reservations referred to in paragraph 1.

2. main piece

Accounting and balancing energy processing

1 section

Principles of the accounting system

37. (1) any Web user active in the market areas of Tyrol or Vorarlberg must belong to a balance group, which is registered with the balance Group Coordinator. Within the balance sheet group, which merged on and off quantities of food in the market of one or more network users and that compensated for deviations. A managed compared to the balance Group Coordinator is appointed for each record group. The formation of several balance group through a balance is allowed.

Access to the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area must ensure (2) every balance sheet group and their immediate members. This is the balance for each balance group in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg exactly a corresponding balancing group or sub balance sheet account in the adjacent upstream market area to specify.

(3) the conduct causes the passing of gas quantities required for the supply of customers associated with its balance group in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg at the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area to the extent of consumer schedules per balance sheet group from its corresponding balancing group or sub balance sheet account in the balance of the balance Group Coordinator.

(4) the balance Group Coordinator performs the accounting treatment for physical differences between the amounts of gas plus the actual feeds of biogenic gases passed pursuant to paragraph 3 and the actual end user acceptance. The balancing is to conduct differentiated according to § 41 para 2 and 3 on each balance sheet group and occurs in units of energy.

(5) the accounting period (measuring) in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg is the gas day. The balance circuit transfer according to § 37 para 3 to supply consumers with the gas day as accounting period has as day band (24 equal hours values, taking into account the 23 or 25 hours at summer / winter time changeover) to be. Re nominations have to be made also band-shaped up to the end of the gas day.

(6) applies to Web users measured by means of load profile meters differ from section 5 an hour as accounting period (measurement period). The balance circuit transfer has according to § 37 para 3 to supply consumers with the hour as accounting period hours sharp to be carried out according to the projected low gear.

(7) NET user, the consumed is measured by means of load profile meters and up to 50,000 kWh/h per single - or Ausspeise -, or reporting point agreed a contractual maximum performance with the network operators and their measured values online, the distribution system operator are available, can opt for the day accounting regime in accordance with paragraph 5. A change of accounting period is possible once within 12 months.


(8) conduct have to create separate end user schedules for network user in accordance with para 5 and 7 on the one hand, and paragraph 6, on the other hand. The balance are required to submit timetables with at least two hours of lead time to the distribution area manager for the relevant market area. For large customers with contractually agreed maximum power of more than 50,000 kWh/h are to submit schedules separately per wholesale from the balance.

(9) the trade including the transmission of gas quantities between groups of balance is possible only at the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area through the corresponding balancing groups or sub balance sheet accounts.

Rules for registration in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg

38. (1) the balance Group Coordinator organizes the balance group system and one maps each Contracting Party and any balance group common unique identification number for the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg, the lead is by parties in any communication and correspondence.

(2) the balance Group Coordinator concludes a contract with the balance on the basis of the approved policies in accordance with § 88 2011 MLA. The balance Group Coordinator as a contract in the name and on account of the distribution area manager based on the approved general conditions in accordance with § 26 MLA with the balance 2011. The distribution area manager has to empower the balance Group Coordinator to the conclusion of the contract in his name and for his account. The balance Group Coordinator has to inform the principal about contracts. The balance Group Coordinator is entitled to the conclusion of the contract with the balance after completion of the test in accordance with paragraph 4.

(3) the balance Group Coordinator has the offer to conclude of the contract within five working days from receipt of the complete application to the applicant.

(4) the balance Group Coordinator has to perform a credit check and update these constantly also, at least once a year after the occurrence of the annual accounts of. The balance group coordinator may require a security deposit from the balance.

(5) the conduct has to prove that he at any time to ensure data sharing and the timetable and nomination process based on the formats specified in § 34, interfaces, communication, safety standards and content before recording the operations to its treaty partners. The balance Group Coordinator to coordinate a test run with the respective Contracting Parties.

(6) the balance Group Coordinator has after all necessary contracts, documents and the successful testing in accordance with paragraph 5 of the regulatory authority in writing, that the conditions for the commencement of the activity as serving are fulfilled.

(7) the local legal framework and regulations apply for the registration and establishment of balancing groups and sub balance sheet accounts in the adjacent upstream market area.

2. section

Rules for the structure of the balance sheet group system

Balance sheet group membership

39. (1) a balance group can consist of the following balance sheet group members: 1. end users;

2. natural gas undertakings;

3. producers.

(2) the membership to the balance group is either directly through a contract with the balance (immediate membership) or indirectly through a contract with a supplier, which in turn is member of the balance group (indirect membership), founded. The indirect balance sheet group member is no direct contractual relationship with the balance.

(3) if balance sheet group members have one or more counting points, a membership to the balance group is due to the reporting point. A reporting point of a balance group member can be assigned to only one balance sheet group.

(4) plans an immediate balance sheet group member, 1 with the balance Group Coordinator contracts for providing or obtaining balance energy to complete, to meet the distribution area manager to load flow commitments 2 or via a power exchange or clearing agency of an energy exchange in the name and for the account of the balance settle 3. energy transactions, the balance group member must inform the balance of the intended conclusion of such agreements. Balance sheet group members may make offers on concluding such contracts only with the consent of the balance or accept. The balance may only refuse to consent if justified concerns that exist, that the conclusion of the contract endangers the fulfilment of the tasks and duties of the balance or the immediate balance sheet group member. The reasons for this are set out in writing.

(5) direct balance sheet group members have the balance in the performance of its duties and obligations to support. This support obligation in particular 1 in participation when creating forecast values for the extraction and/or the supply of natural or biogenic gas, as well as in the delivery of the necessary timetables and nominations on the balance.

2. in accordance with § 7 data protection Act 2000 in the transmission of data, which may be the perception of the in section 91 MLA 2011 mentioned tasks and duties essential represent, on the balance to the necessary extent.

3. in compliance with the specification of gas in accordance with Appendix 2 point 2 for supply in the market area.

Rules for conduct

40. (1) if the balance the members of a balance group in compliance with in § 91 MLA represents 2011 tasks and duties, he acts as an indirect representative. A direct representation exists, however, if such individual has been agreed.

(2) the balance has been known the identity and the necessary data of the balance sheet group members the distribution area manager and the network operators to give, unless this is necessary for the fulfilment of their tasks.

3. section

Regulations on accounting in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg

Balancing energy processing

Section 41 (1) which detects balance Group Coordinator and the balance group balancing based on differentiated 1 the difference between the feeds associated with the balance group and the actual consumption of end user associated with the balance group netted after para. 2 and 3, with each a total consideration, in the sense of a netting of deviations for the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. At the special balance group in accordance with section 24 be complementary also takes into account on and off quantities of food of distribution networks;

2. the costs and revenues of the balancing energy supply as well as the costs and revenues from commercial settlement of imbalances the balance sheet accounts outside the tolerance range specified according to § 43 para. 5.

(2) the accounting for consumers pursuant to § 37 para 6 is based on gas quantities according to § 37 para 3 conferred on the balance-to- or less further inputs and withdrawals to or from the balance group, as well as minus the of this consumer schedules submitted to the supply by end users in accordance with § 37 para 5 and 7 and by the respective network operators measured consumption values based on hourly values.

(3) the consumer in accordance with § 37 para 5 and 7 are accounted for on the basis of consumer schedules submitted by the balance and of the respective network operator consumption values submitted which related to daily values.

(4) the settlement is based on the amounts determined in accordance with paragraph 2 and 3 and balancing energy prices measured in accordance with section 44. This is making monthly within eight working days after the end of the respective month.

(5) deviations the volumes of gas transmitted by the BGM according to § 37 para 3 of the actual consumption of the consumer in the market are primarily compensate distribution area manager by using the network buffer of the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg according to § 43. If necessary, also gas quantities referred to in paragraph 8 can be procured or sold by distribution area manager.

(6) SLP consumption forecasts transmitted pursuant to § 42 para 1 of the distribution area manager at the respective balance.

(7) conduct when its end user schedules for consumers in accordance with § 37 para 5 and 7 the SLP consumption forecasts provided by the Distributor area manager pursuant to subsection 6 or the values of their self-created SLP consumption forecasts. The SLP clients accounted for on the basis of the submitted consumption aggregates of the respective distribution system operator on the basis of the actual measured temperature.


(8) the distribution area manager determines the actual or predicted distribution area balance on an hourly basis and procured the quantity required for the trouble-free control of the distribution area to physical balance energy in accordance with paragraph 5 in the name and on account of the balance Group Coordinator with the aim to keep the hourly and cumulative variances between the of the balance according to § 37 para 3 transmitted gas volume and the measured values at the border passing points each within the limits of balance sheet accounts agreed pursuant to § 43 para 1. The distribution area manager is entitled in case of need to request the balance Group Coordinator to create a merit order list pursuant to § 31.

(9) the compensation amount of energy specific according to para 2 and 3 per balance sheet group will be corrected within 14 months after the recent settlement referred to in paragraph 4 based on the actually measured or read annual energy production and consumption.

(10) for consumer measured using load profile meter, the measured values are the distribution system operators via remote data transmission available, the transmitted data by the distribution system operator are timely, at least daily, to provide the respective suppliers, the balance Group Coordinator and the distribution area manager.

Rules for standardized load profiles

Section 42 (1) of the distribution area manager creates a SLP forecast until 12:00 each day in cooperation with the relevant distribution system operator per network, per balance sheet group and SLP type, suitable temperature forecasts, and transmits it in sum on the respective balance

(2) the Distributor area manager updated this SLP consumption forecasts in accordance with paragraph 1 on the basis of current forecasts of temperature, in cooperation with the relevant distribution system operator within the gas day twice a day and transmits each again on the respective balance.

Power coupling contracts

43. (1) distribution system operators in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg contract network coupling with the adjacent upstream network operators, taking into account the requirements of § 67 MLA 2011 off. These have balance sheet accounts for the settlement of the mutual provision of balancing energy between the distribution system operators in the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and adjacent upstream network operators to contain, taking into account the technical possibilities and requirements. In case of exceeding the limits of balance sheet accounts are reasonable payments.

(2) the distribution system operator operate the border coupling points according to the distribution area manager.

(3) the distributor domain manager is with the adjacent to the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg upstream network operators on the mutual provision of balancing energy with the aim of the two-sided economic optimization of the use of physical balance energy. The corresponding regulations are to meet Tirol and Vorarlberg in favor of the distribution area manager in the network linkage agreements pursuant to § 43 para 1 by distribution system operators in the market areas.

(4) the Distributor area manager determines the current balance of balance sheet accounts and monitors the observance of the limits of balance sheet accounts. The distribution system operators in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg provide the measurements to all on and off dining points in the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg the distribution system operator for this purpose online.

(5) the corresponding to the balance of the balance sheet accounts used for the networks in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg or provided through these networks adjacent to the upstream rule energy, is run by the balance Group Coordinator on purpose accounts.

(6) the concerned distribution system operator under evidence of excess charged the respective balance Group Coordinator payments for exceeding the limits of the accounting items referred to in paragraph 1. The balance Group Coordinator included these payments in the levy in accordance with article 44, paragraph 5.

(7) the rights that are required to implement the use of balancing energy and obligations are to reconcile Tirol and Vorarlberg contractually between the distribution area manager and the distribution system operators in the market areas.

Rules for the pricing of the balancing energy

Section 44 (1) for the commercial balance of deviations between the entrance and fed the balance group and the consumption values valid compensation energy prices are determined by the balance Group Coordinator for the relevant gas day market-based.

(2) for the balancing energy billing of the end user in accordance with § 37 para 5 and 7, a balancing energy price per day of gas is determined market-based depending on the cover - or delivery direction. The day balancing energy prices are calculated according to the respective compensation energy schedules of the distribution area manager on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area and by the merit order list. The highest purchase price for calls in the direction of the reference or the lowest price at check in the delivery direction (marginal) is used for these calls. On days without polling the Distributor area manager applies the reference price of the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area.

(3) for the balancing energy billing the consumer § 37 para 6 is in accordance with a volume-weighted average price per hour on the basis of polls the Distributor area manager by the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point of the virtual trading point and by the merit order list determines where in balance energy-related from the balance a surcharge of 20 percent and supplied balance energy a discount of ten percent are used. No calls should be made of the distribution area manager the reference price published on the current day on the exchange of natural gas at the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area as balancing energy price is used and rated the respective discount or. Should come to this day on the gas exchange of the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area no price formation, the most recently available hourly balancing energy price is used and rated the respective discount or.

(4) the balancing energy price is to specify in cents/kWh and commercially be rounded to three decimal places.

(5) If a sub-letting or overlap resulting from the balancing energy transfer of the balance Group Coordinator, this is for the following six months set and charged by means of a consumption-related levy on the quantity of network users in the day accounting, based on the provisions in the General conditions of the balance Group Coordinator, on the balance. The levy will be a part of the balancing energy transfer and is in cents/kWh. With this assessment, any costs and revenues are off to cover § 41 para 1 subpara 2 commercial settlement of imbalances of a balance sheet account outside the tolerance limits laid down therein in accordance with.

Timetable and nomination process

45. (1) balance report schedules on off power points of the adjacent upstream market area to the distribution networks in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg as hours time series in the distribution area manager.

(2) the gas volumes from the balance to the distribution area manager according to § 37 para 3 are transferred according to the rules force on the virtual trading point of the adjacent upstream market area for the transfer of gas between balancing groups on the basis of nominations.

(3) the Distributor area manager causes the transport of gas quantities in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg passed by the balance according to § 37 para 3 on risk of the respective balance.

(4) the Distributor area manager predicts total consumption of the consumer in the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and nominated corresponding withdrawals at the adjacent upstream network operators the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg.

4 part

Final provisions

Transitional provisions

46. (1) the inspection order pursuant to section 3 para 2 2011 is not applicable MLA in the conversion in accordance with § 170 section 6.

(2) by way of derogation from § 32 paragraph 6, the levy is calculated until 31 March 2013 monthly.

(3) the booking through the distribution area manager at each out feed point of the adjacent upstream market area to the distribution networks in the market areas of Tirol and Vorarlberg in accordance with article 36, paragraph 1 can be carried out with the contractual conditions from 1 January 2013 and has no later than with the entry into force of the 3rd part to be carried out.

(4) the levy is charged until 31 December 2013 monthly by way of derogation from § 44 par. 5.

Entry into force

47. (1) this regulation unless (2) and 3 other with 1 January 2013 enter into force.

(2) by way of derogation from paragraph 1 article 6, paragraph 1 and 3, articles 9 and 10 and article 11, para. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 with 1 April 2013 enter into force.

(3) by way of derogation from paragraph 1 the rules of the 3rd part with the exception of § 36 para 1 with 1 October 2013 enter into force.

Boltz count

Appendix 1

Network access/network access and capacity expansion

I. network access


1. the request for network access for end users has to contain at least the following information: (a) specification of the object to be supplied (exact address and name);

(b) at transport; If there is a fixed-term contract anyway, beginning and end of the transport is to specify;

(c) maximum output in kWh/h of technical or contractual port value that corresponds to the actual capacity requirements of the Netzugangsberechtigten;

(d) projected annual consumption in kWh;

(e) the type of consumer: household - commercial (up to 50,000 kWh/h) - industry (from 50.000 kWh/h) - power plants (up to 50,000 kWh/h) - power plants (from 50.000 kWh/h);

(f) the purpose (multiple answers possible): Cooking - process gas heating - hot water-

(g) the desired minimum and maximum permissible pressure at the desired sampling point in cash;

(h) provider of natural gas to be transported;

(i) counting point label of the extraction point (applies to new customers: the distribution system operator has to forgive a count point label before forwarding the appropriate network access request);

(j) in the case of exclusively seasonal collection specifying the months during which a withdrawal is made;

(k) Note, moreover, that the application is made on the basis of the terms of the distribution of network access.

[Note: it is recommended to record, in the forms of the operators for network access a note, that the maximum transport capacity according to lit. c as contractually agreed performance the basis for the minimum performance or the performance exceeded in accordance with the regulation referred to in article 70 represents MLA 2011 performance measured customers.]

2. the request for network access for feeders and storage company has to contain at least the following information: (a) beginning of transport; If there is a fixed-term contract anyway, beginning and end of the transport is to specify;

(b) desired point in the distribution system, exact address and name;

(c) maximum output in kWh/h of technical or contractual port value that corresponds to the actual capacity requirements of the Netzugangsberechtigten;

(d) feed-in year predicted in kWh;

(e) the type of feed: bio gas - natural gas producer - storage - synthetic gas;

(f) desired minimum and maximum permissible pressure at the desired point in cash;

(g) count point label of the single feed point (applies to new customers: the distribution system operator has to forgive a count point label before forwarding the appropriate network access request);

(h) Note, moreover, that the application is made on the basis of the terms of the distribution of network access.

3. a request for network access on a restrictable access is set, so the application has in addition to the information referred to in points 1 and 2 shall contain the following: (a) actual maximum occupancy in accordance with load profile in kWh/h last year (at new customer contract value in kWh/h);

(b) name of the online measuring point;

(c) nature and extent of the limitation;

(d) applicable period and maximum number of constraints;

(e) maximum continuous duration of restrictions;

(f) maximum cumulative duration of restrictions per year;

(g) maximum hourly output during the limited power use (minimum supply required).

4. network access contracts that stipulate a restrictable access must include in particular the following elements: (a) the obligation of the distribution system operator, at the behest of the Distributor area manager any restriction of the use of power consumers in time to announce. The announcement is timely if the restriction at least two hours before efficacy is announced the end user. Notwithstanding, also a deadline for announcing the limitation by more than two hours before effectiveness can be agreed in vote distribution area manager.

(b) approval of the final consumer, that he will carry out the agreed limitation itself in accordance with the request of the distribution system operator. Otherwise, the ordered restriction at the expense of the consumer by the distribution system operator can be performed;

(c) definition with regard to kind and extent of the constraint.

(d) compensation of restrictions in accordance with the regulation referred to in article 70 MLA 2011;

(e) applicable period and maximum number of constraints;

(f) contact and Kommunikation(-swege) relating to the restrictions on net use in particular;

(g) provisions regarding the transfer of data by the distribution system operator to the Distributor area manager;

(h) provisions regarding the settlement of pay for foregoing network use in accordance with the regulation referred to in article 70 MLA 2011.

5. a completed network access agreement for end users has to contain the following in addition to the information referred to in paragraph 1: (a) Zählereinbauort settlement without corrector;

(b) applied height in m settlement without conversion;

(c) conversion factor in the contract (note on possible adjustment in accordance with the regulation referred to in article 70 MLA 2011);

(d) network layer assignment in accordance with MLA, 2011;

(e) if any assigned standardized load profile;

(f) type and type of built-in instruments;

(g) regulations and precautions in the event that a network access only for a seasonal reference has been approved.

6 temporary exceeding of the contractually agreed sampling performance the contractually agreed extraction performance can be exceeded in exceptional cases - particularly for removal capacity that are needed, to be included due to lack of continuous need not in the long-term planning of the distribution area manager and can be made by appointment available in the short term (E.g. for acceleration or supplementary services) -. A corresponding breach depends on each where the previous consent of the distribution system operator. The distribution system operator shall first obtain the approval of the distribution area manager. The ability of network user on exceeding the contracted collection performance exists only for the respective Repective. For these cases further conditions may be agreed in the network access agreement in advance, which also require the previous consent of the distribution area manager. The network user is within two working days to inform his written request (E.g. by E-Mail) about the possibility of short-term exceeding the contracted collection performance.

II. network access 1.
The request for network access shall contain at least the following information: (a) specification of the object to be supplied (exact address and name);

(b) projected annual consumption in kWh;

(c) if the cord on foreign land is to be made, name and contact details of the owner of the land;

(d) the desired minimum and maximum permissible pressure at the desired sampling point in cash

(e) power rating in kWh/h.

2. nature and extent of the intended use of the land notified the network user in time of minimum requirements for the production of cables (1) the distribution system operator. Recourse has to be carried out under consultation resources of used land and buildings. Legitimate interests of the power user are taken into account. The network user agreed the distribution system operators of measures on his land, which could endanger institutions of the distribution system operator.

(2) the property owners - subject to the existence of an easement or other written agreement - the subsequent relocation of facilities, required if they unreasonably prejudice the dedication intended use of the land, the distribution system operator bears the costs of the installation, unless the facilities serve or served also the supply of this land.


(3) after the dissolution of the network access agreement, the distribution system operator is entitled at any time to remove its facilities from the used land. If the property owner requires it, the distribution system operator is required, except there is an easement, any other written agreement or the facilities were intended for the supply of the land. The distribution system operator is entitled to continue using the land also have a reasonable time after termination of the contract, insofar as this is necessary to maintain the local supply. In other cases, the distribution system operator has to vacate the site in due time and to complete the necessary work.

(4) the distribution system operator may require the separation of the connection cable from the distribution network at the expense of the (former) network user as far as technically required at any time after termination of the contract. As far as the costs are charged at a flat rate, the cost of separation are based on the price list of the distribution system operator. The distribution system operator may make a need on the basis of the relevant cost for easier administration. The principle of causation justice can be met by proper differentiation (E.g. by type of investment).

III. capacity expansion 1 on requirements for the processing of applications for capacity expansion: (1) the distribution network operator is obliged to pass on the request of the customer promptly to the Distributor area manager, so that this the request in accordance with the provisions of the long-term planning (section 22 MLA 2011) can take into account.

(2) the claimant of the request for capacity expansion requires that the distribution area manager shares with the availability of the necessary transport capacity based on the following conditions and the conditions each contained the distribution system operators:

(a) the long-term planning includes the necessary implementation measures for the creation of capacity requirements underlying the request for capacity expansion and this long-term planning has been approved by the regulatory authority;

(b) the respective operators have with the distributor domain manager network expansion contracts concerning completed the implementation of the measures foreseen in the long-term planning.

(3) the distribution system operator is obliged only to the claimant of application for and against production of the capacity expansion contract or the distribution system operator and the upstream network operators as well as the distribution area manager only then required to make the necessary expansion, if the applicant has duly signed the capacity extension contract and has timely fulfilled the conditions referred to in the capacity enlargement treaty - as for example the payment of security services--.

(4) in the capacity expansion contract appropriate and non-discriminatory conditions may be agreed between the applicant and the distribution system operators contractually, depend on the fulfilment of the implementation of measures to expand capacity. To hedge the investments which are triggered with the claimant of the request for capacity expansion in the capacity enlargement treaty, a payment for the (partial) failure to use of connection services requested in accordance with capacity expansion contract from the beginning of transportation to the extent of the failure to use agreed in the capacity enlargement treaty is contractually agree. The amount of the payment has at least the network deployment charge that would pay for the requested power, to meet with complete failure to use of connection services requested in accordance with capacity expansion contract and decreases for partial failure to use aliquot. The payment for the (partial) failure to use of connection services requested in accordance with capacity expansion contract decreases to the extent in which the unused, requested capacity expansion treaty power, is used by third parties. To secure this payment, the appropriate safety performance can be agreed. In (partial) receipt of the requested connection service after the beginning of transport contracted in the capacity enlargement treaty, offsetting the performed payment with the network provisioning charge in accordance with the regulation referred to in article 70 MLA is 2011 not allowed.

(5) the distribution system operator undertakes the network users from a specific future date network access when claimant of the request for capacity expansion to the distribution system in accordance with § 27 2011 to provide MLA.

(6) the network user has after the announcement of the final date of the capacity deployment by the distribution system operator, no later than ten working days before the agreed beginning of the transport service, to provide a network access request for new plants pursuant to article 13 of regulation. The distribution system operator has the power user in the capacity enlargement treaty explicitly on the need for a network access request to point out. Not timely deliver this application transport services can not timely provided, without prejudice to the other rights and obligations of contracting parties under the expansion agreement.

Appendix 2

Rules of technology 1 General information for network access in the market are the relevant rules of the art (article 7, paragraph 1 Z 53 MLA 2011) to comply, which resulting in particular from the following guidelines, norms and standards: - ÖVGW rules gas - ÖNORM - CEN - CENELEC - DIN - ISO - EN 2. gas composition - gas quality the quality requirements contained in the General conditions of the distribution system, that apply to the supply and transportation of natural gas , are to be determined "Gas quality" or the ÖVGW guideline G B220 "Regenerative gas - organic gases" according to the currently valid version of the ÖVGW Policy1 G 31.

3. determination of Verrechnungsbrennwerts for end users determining data to the billing of gases with consumers determined basically according to the technical methods of the ÖVGW guideline G 177 November 2002 issue and the regulation in accordance with § 70 MLA 2011.

The determination of volume and calorific value (in accordance with DIN EN ISO 6976 or 13686 natural gas) to the billing of system usage fees is carried out according to the methods referred to in the rules of technology.

For all single quantities of food in the market area who are from the respective network operator for the month with the single quantities of food provided by the feeder and associated combustion values the market area Manager (in the Tyrol and Vorarlberg market areas: the distribution area Manager) to announce. The market area Manager (in the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg: the distribution area Manager) from the market area manager is a weighted average value of the energy value of the entire resulting in the relevant market area of injected gas, (in the market areas of Tyrol and Vorarlberg: distributor area Manager), at least up to is released the 10th of the following month,.

Which differs from the market area manager or the Distributor area manager calculated burning value not more than +/-2 percent of the current Verrechnungsbrennwert according to the regulation in accordance with § 70 MLA 2011, so is to attract this Verrechnungsbrennwert for the determination of the amount of energy.