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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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Products and services

Natural gas pipes in storage facility
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Storage bundles, fixed capacities:

For this product, the corresponding capacities are held by EES on a fixed basis in the GTCSDL and combined in a storage bundle, which is subject to other regulations. Filling capacity, working gas capacity and withdrawal capacity are in the following fixed relationship to each other:

  • Filling rate: approx. 19.57 MWh/h
  • Working gas capacity: approx. 19,608.70 MWh
  • Withdrawal rate: approx. 34.09 MWh/h
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Unbundled output, fixed capacities:

The corresponding individual capacities (filling capacity, working gas capacity, and withdrawal capacity) are available independently of each other on a fixed basis.

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Unbundled output, interruptible capacities:

The corresponding individual capacities (filling capacity, working gas capacity, and withdrawal capacity) are available independently of each other on an interruptible basis.

Further information on the products, including the corresponding fees, can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Storage Services.

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Secondary marketing

There are currently no enquiries/bids for secondary storage capacities.

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Contact

For additional information and queries, we are at your disposal at .

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Available capacities

Available capacities from 1 April 2021
  • Filling rate: 2,250 MWh/h
  • Withdrawal rate: 3,920 MWh/h
  • Working gas capacity, fixed: 2,255 GWh
  • Working gas capacity, interruptible: 166 GWh
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