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Gas storage

Our energy supply is also based on the constant availability of natural gas. As the lowest-emission fossil fuel, it is used in many ways: primarily for heating but also as a fossil fuel to generate electricity in gas-fired power plants, or as an environmentally friendly fuel on our roads. The gas supply in Germany is secured by a variety of supply sources, long-term gas supply contracts, and secure transport routes as well as gas reserves stored in natural gas storage facilities. They serve to cover consumption peaks and compensate for seasonal fluctuations in consumption. In 2012, at the Etzel site, we commissioned a natural gas storage facility with two caverns.

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Technical data

Etzel natural gas storage facility

Storage connection:

EnBW Etzel Speicher offers ist customers acces to the market areas TTF and THE via follwoing acces points.

  • Entry/exit: Oude Statenzijl (Etzel-Crystal-H)
    TSO: Gasunie Transport Services B.V. (GTS)
    Market area: TTF
  • Entry/exit: Etzel (Speicher Crystal), Bitzenlander Weg 10
    TSO: Open Grid Europe GmbH
    Market area: THE
  • Entry/exit: UGS ETZEL CRYSTAL
    TSO: Gasunie Deutschland Services GmbH (GUD)
    Market area: THE
Technical data of the storage facility:
  • Type of gas: H-Gas
  • Number of caverns: 2

The following start-up and switch-over timer are used for the two market areas

GTS
THE
Start-up time for (Re-)nomination (changes of nominations during operation)
GTS
30 min
THE
120 min
Start-up time from 0 to injection or withdrawal
GTS
30 min
THE
120 min
Switch-over time from injection to withdrawal or vice versa
GTS
120 min
THE
180 min
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