Gas transparency requirements

Here you will find detailed information on our gas transmissions network and services according to legal requirements from Chapter 3 of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 as well as EU TAR NC publication requirements.

Chapter 3 of Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 715/2009

 LinkFurther details
3.1.2 a)A detailed and comprehensive description of the different services and their chargesThe 'Uniform Network Code' is published on the Joint Office of Transporters website. The statement of Gas Transmission Transportation Charges can be found here.
3.1.2 b)Different types of transportation contracts available for these servicesHigh-level capacity information can also be found on our website. There is also Uniform Network Code - section B.
3.1.2 c)Do you publish the network code and/or the standard conditions outlining the rights and responsibilitiesThe 'Uniform Network Code' is published on the Joint Office of Transporters website.
3.1.2 c) 1Harmonised transportation contracts and other relevant documentsThe 'Uniform Network Code' is published on the Joint Office of Transporters website.
3.1.2 c) 2Specification of relevant gas quality parametersThe 10 year statement (Appendix A5.3.2. Network Entry Quality Specifications). European transparency information can be found on our website here.
3.1.2 c) 3Pressure requirementsThe 10 year statement (Appendix A5.3.2. Network Entry Quality Specifications).
3.1.2 c) 4Procedure in the event of an interruption of interruptible capacityUniform Network Code Section B2.9

Further information on entry capacity scaleback can be found here.
3.1.2 d)Harmonized procedures applied when using the transmission system, including the definition of key termsThe 'Uniform Network Code' is published on the Joint Office of Transporters website.
3.1.2 e)Provisions on capacity allocation, congestion management and anti-hoarding and reutilisation proceduresUniform Network Code (section B)
3.1.2 f)Rules applicable for capacity trade on the secondary market vis-à-vis the transmission system operatorUniform Network Code (section B)
3.1.2 g)Rules on balancing and methodology for the calculation of imbalance chargesUniform Network Code (section D, E & F)
3.1.2. h)Flexibility and tolerance levels included in transportation and with additional chargesUniform Network Code (section E). Tolerance is set to zero and no additional flexibility services are available.

3.1.2 i)

Detailed description of the gas system of TSO and its relevant points of interconnection / names of the operators of the interconnected systems or facilitiesInformation about the gas industry. 
3.1.2 j)Rules applicable for connection to the systemThere is also the Statement of Gas Transmission Transportation Charges, which can be found here, and the Uniform Network Code - published on the Joint Office of Gas Transporters website.
3.1.2 k)Information on emergency mechanismsFurther information on Gas Deficit Warnings (GDW) and Margins Notice (MN) on our website. Further information can be found in the Uniform Network Code – Section Q.
3.1.2 l)Procedures agreed at interconnection points (if relevant) relating to interoperability of the network, agreed procedures on nomination and matching procedures and other agreed procedures that set out provisions in relation to gas flow allocations and balancingUniform Network Code - published on the Joint Office of Gas Transporters website. For nominations and matching see Section C, for provisions in relation to allocations and balancing see sections D, E & F.
3.1.2 m)Description of the methodology and process used to calculate the technical capacityDetermination of the technical capacity of the National Transmission System
3.3.1 a)the technical capacity for flows in both directions; Entry & ExitEntry = Entry Capacity Auction Publication, 'Auction Type' = Long Term Summary. 'Report Type' = Summary Report).

Exit = Exit Capacity Publications, then 'Auction Type' = Long Term Summary. 'Report Type' = Summary Report.
3.3.1 b)the total contracted firm and interruptible capacity in both directions;
Entry & Exit
Entry = Entry Capacity Auction Publication,
'Auction Type' = Long Term Summary.
'Report Type' = Summary Report).

Exit = Exit Capacity Publications,
then 'Publication Type' = Long Term Summary.
'Report Type' = Summary Report.
3.3.1 c)the nominations and re-nominations in both directions;Nominations report. Operational Data -> Report Explorer (Energy Daily Reports -> Pre Day / Within Day -> Nominations Report
3.3.1 d)the available firm and interruptible capacity in both directions;
Firm: Entry & Exit
Interruptible: Entry & Exit
Firm Entry = Entry Capacity Auction Publication, 
'Auction Type' = Long Term Summary. 'Report Type' = Summary Report).

Firm Exit = Exit Capacity Publications, then 'Publication Type' = Long Term Summary. 'Report Type' = Summary Report.

Entry Interruptible: Entry Capacity>System Entry Points>Within Day>'Entry Capacity, Site Name, Daily Interruptible Available.'

Exit Interruptible Exit Capacity > Exit Capacity Availability > Daily Off-Peak Available > Site Type >

3.3.1 e)

actual physical flows;Entry: Supplies>Daily Actuals>Energy>'System Entry Energy, Site Name, D+1' (Also M+15 - Closed Out)

Exit: Demand>Exit Point Actuals>Site Type>Energy>'NTS Energy Offtaken, Site Name, Site Type.'
3.3.1 f)Planned and actual interruptionsPlanned Entry/Exit: EU Harmonisation Of Maintenance Publications at Interconnection Points (Strictly speaking there is no planned interruption of capacity in advance of the gas day in the GB regime).

Actual Entry: Entry Capacity >ICF >site name entry, ICF

Actual Exit: Exit Capacity > Exit Capacity Constraint>Booked Off-Peak Capacity

Actual Exit: Exit Capacity > Exit Capacity Constraint >Capacity scaled back by

Actual Exit: Exit Capacity > Exit Capacity Constraint > Scaleback/Restoration Factor
3.3.1 g)Planned and unscheduled interruptions, interruptions of firm services,NG do not have unplanned interruptions to firm service. Firm service is only interrupted on an 'unplanned' basis as part of a Network Emergency situation
3.3.1 h)occurrence of unsuccessful, legally valid requests for firm capacity products with a duration of one month or longer including the number and volume of the unsuccessful requestsCovered by new CMP uploads from 1st October
3.3.1 i)in the case of auctions, where and when firm capacity products with a duration of one month or longer have cleared at prices higher than the reserve priceCovered by new CMP uploads from 1st October
3.3.1 j)where and when no firm capacity product with a duration of one month or longer has been offered in the regular allocation processCovered by new CMP uploads from 1st October
3.3.1 k)total capacity made available through the application of the congestion-management procedures laid down in points 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5 per applied congestion-management procedureCovered by new CMP uploads from 1st October
3.3.4gross calorific values or the Wobbe indexExit: Energy Daily Reports>After Day > Calorific Value Report

Energy Daily Reports>After Day > Actual Offtake Point

Entry: Energy Daily Reports>After Day >NTS Commercial Entry End Of Day (NTSEOD)

Energy Daily Reports>After Day >NTS Physical Entry End Of Day (NTSEOD)
3.3.5available capacities, booked and technical capacities, on an annual basis over all years where capacity is contracted plus 1 year, and at least for the next 10 years. Reflecting the period for which capacity is offered to the market
Entry & Exit 
Entry: 'The Long Term Entry Capacity Summary Report. 
(Operational Data -> Entry Capacity Auction Publication. Auction Type = Long Term Summary. Report Type = Summary Report).

Exit: The Long Term Exit Capacity Summary Report. 
(Operational Data -> Exit Capacity Publications. Publication Type = Long Term Summary. Report Type = Summary Report).
3.4.1the aggregated amounts of capacities offered, and contracted on the secondary market (i.e. sold from one network user to another network user)Entry Capacity Daily Reports>Entry Capacity Trading Report (NORD03) and Exit Capacity Daily Reports (After Day)
3.4.1 a)interconnection point where the capacity is sold, entry & exitEntry Capacity Daily Reports>Entry Capacity Trading Report (NORD03) and Exit Capacity Daily Reports (After Day)
3.4.1 b)type of capacity, i.e. entry, exit, firm, interruptible;Entry Capacity Daily Reports>Entry Capacity Trading Report (NORD03) and Exit Capacity Daily Reports (After Day)
3.4.1 c)quantity and duration of the capacity usage rights; entry & exitEntry Capacity Daily Reports>Entry Capacity Trading Report (NORD03) and Exit Capacity Daily Reports (After Day)
3.4.1 d)type of sale, e.g. transfer or assignment; entry & exitEntry Capacity Daily Reports>Entry Capacity Trading Report (NORD03) and Exit Capacity Daily Reports (After Day)
3.4.1 e)the total number of trades/transfers;Entry Capacity Daily Reports>Entry Capacity Trading Report (NORD03) and Exit Capacity Daily Reports (After Day)
3.4.1 f)any other conditions known to the transmission system operator as mentioned in 3.3.N/A
3.4.2Do you publish the following specifications regarding harmonised conditions under which capacity transactions (e.g. transfers and assignments) will be acceptedUniform Network Code
3.4.2 a)a description of standardised products which can be sold on the secondary market;High-level capacity information. Further information can also be found in the Uniform Network Code (section B).
3.4.2 b)lead time for the implementation/acceptation/registration of secondary trades. In case of delays the reasons have to be published;High-level capacity information. Further information can also be found in the Uniform Network Code (section B).
3.4.2 c)the notification to the transmission system operator by the seller or the third party as referred to under 3.4(1) about name of seller and buyer and capacity specifications as outlined in 3.4(1).High-level capacity information.
3.4.3Balancing servicesAll users information is published in "Gemini".

Users receive their individual preliminary information at D+2 and final information at M+15.

No shipper specific information is published on our website.
3.4.4Further flexibility service of TSOWe do not offer such services
3.4.5Amount of gas in the transmission system at the start and end of each day and the forecast amount of gas for the end of each gas dayOpening linepack/closing linepack is published on Prevailing View

Hourly forecasts of Closing Linepack is published each hour (PCLP)
3.4.5 Continuedthe aggregate imbalance position of all users at the start of each balancing period and the forecastDaily Balance Reports shows Shippers Aggregate Entry Flows & Shippers Aggregate Exit Flows.

Report Explorer -> Energy Daily Reports -> Pre Day/Within Day -> System Nomination Balance (NB05)
3.4.6User-friendly instruments for calculating tariffsTransportation Charging Calculator

EU TAR NC publication requirements

DescriptionLinkFurther details

Information to be published before the annual yearly capacity auction

Art. 29 (a)Information for standard capacity products for firm capacity (reserve prices, multipliers, seasonal factors, etc.)Gas transmission system chargesThe indicative notices under the attached link contain relevant information for capacity products.
Art. 29 (b)Gas capacity

Information to be published before the tariff period

Art. 30 (1)(a)Information on parameters used in the applied reference price methodology related to the technical characteristics of the transmission system.0621 - Amendments to Gas Transmission Charging RegimeBeing developed under UNC Modification 0621.
Art. 30 (1)(b)(i)Information on the allowed and/or target revenue.Gas transmission system chargesThe statement of Gas Transmission Transportation Charges contains information on allowed/target revenue.
Art. 30 (1)(b)(ii)Information related to changes in the revenue.Gas transmission system chargesThe statement of Gas Transmission Transportation Charges contains information on changes in allowed revenue and charges.
Art. 30 (1)(b)(iii)Information related to the following Parameters: types of assets, cost of capital, capital and operational expenditures, incentive mechanisms and efficiency targets, inflation indices.To be updatedLink to be available as soon as the information is moved onto the new website.
Art. 30 (1)(b)(iv,v)Information on the transmission services revenue including capacity-commodity split, entry-exit split and intrasystem/cross-system split.UNC Section YUNC Section Y contains the revenue information including the Commodity/Capacity split and the Entry and Exit split.
Art. 30 (1)(b)(vi)Information related to the previous tariff period regarding the reconciliation of the regulatory account.Gas transmission system chargesThe long-term revenue forecast file includes the previous actuals compared to forecast which highlights the over/under recovery value.
Art. 30 (1)(b)(vii)Information on the intended use of the auction premium.To be updatedLink to be available as soon as the information is moved onto the new website.
Art. 30 (1)(c)Information on transmission and nontransmission tariffs accompanied by the relevant information related to their derivation. Transportation Principal DocumentThe Transportation Principal document contains the relevant information that explains the transportation/Charging mechanism
Art. 30 (2)(a)Information on transmission tariff changes and trends. Gas transmission system charges The notice of NTS Transportation Charges explains and highlights the changes in tariff from previous charge setting period.
Art. 30 (2)(b)Information about the used tariff model and an explanation how to calculate the transmission tariffs applicable for the prevailing tariff period.Gas transmission system charges The link gives information on how to use the Transportation model. It also gives information on how shippers can request and a copy of the Transportation model.