Network connections

First investigate, then connect. Minimum technical requirements for connections to the network.

Network connections and gas pressure regulating and metering stations in our network must meet specific minimum technical requirements (MTRs). This page provides you with all the relevant information and documents to download. 

Here, you can also find out about the network connection conditions and network connection requests for biogas. Information is also provided on connection to storage facilities.

The MTRs include the network connection conditions and the binding requirements and execution recommendations for secure, efficient and economical implementation of technical rules and regulations. These are available for the construction, modification and operation of gas pressure regulating and metering stations on our OGE network.

Note: The following technical guidelines have been incorporated into and replaced by the revised MTRs with effect from 20 November 2017:

  • Network connection conditions
  • Minimum technical requirements for gas pressure regulating and metering stations (TMA-GDRM)
  • Minimum technical requirements for measuring equipment as well as data scope and quality for measuring equipment (TMA-Mess)
  • Guideline for gas pressure regulating and metering stations (GL 340-502)
  • Guideline for gas property measuring equipment (GL 340-503)
  • Commissioning of network connections and measuring equipment installed in the pipeline network operated by Open Grid Europe GmbH
  • Network connection conditions for biogas 

Minimum technical requirements (Last revised: 22 June 2018)

Market information / pdf / 616.38 KB

Minimum technical requirements

Apart from the network connection conditions, the MTRs also includes binding requirements and recommendations for the safe, efficient and cost-effective implementation of technical rules and regulations for the installation, modification and operation of gas pressure regulating and metering systems connected to Open Grid Europe’s pipeline network. Note: The following technical guidelines have been incorporated into and replaced by the revised MTRs with effect from 20 November 2017: Network connection conditions, Minimum technical requirements for gas pressure regulating and metering stations (TMA-GDRM), Minimum technical requirements for measuring equipment as well as data scope and quality for measuring equipment (TMA-Mess), Guideline for gas pressure regulating and metering stations (GL 340-502), Guideline for gas property measuring equipment (GL 340-503), Commissioning of network connections and measuring equipment installed in the pipeline network operated by Open Grid Europe GmbH and Network connection conditions for biogas (only in German).

Technical model contracts

Network connection contract

This contract governs the connection of a gas plant of a subscriber ('connectee') to the gas supply network of Open Grid Europe at the network connection point. It contains above all provisions governing the operation of, and changes to, the gas pressure regulating and metering station assigned to the network connection point, as well as the exchange of information between the parties to the contract.

Network connection, Interconnection / pdf / 854.56 KB

Network connection contract

This contract governs the connection of a gas plant of a connection customer ('connectee') to the gas supply network of Open Grid Europe at the network connection point. It contains above all provisions governing the operation of, and changes to, the gas pressure regulating and metering station assigned to the network connection point, as well as the exchange of information between the parties to the contract (only in German).

Storage connection contract

The standard model of OGE's storage connection contract is available here for download.

Network connection, Interconnection / pdf / 33.64 KB

Storage connection contract

The standard model of Open Grid Europe's storage connection contract is available as a download for all interested storage operators (only in German).

Gas metering point operator framework agreement

According to the Federal Network Agency's ruling of 23 August 2017 (Ref.: BK7-17-026), metering point operators within the meaning of Section 2 (12) of the Metering Point Operation Act (MsbG) and operators of gas supply networks within the meaning of Section 3 (6) of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) are obliged to conclude new metering point operator framework agreements pursuant to Section 9 (1) para. 3 of the MsbG. The resolution governs the adaptation of the standard agreements to the requirements of the Act on the Digitisation of the Energy Transition.

The gas metering point operator framework agreement (MSB-RV Gas) available for download here corresponds as required to the amendment of the gas metering point operator framework agreement as specified in ruling BK7-09-001 on the MSB-RV Gas on 9 September 2017.

Metering point operation / pdf / 769.07 KB

Gas metering point operator framework agreement

According to the Federal Network Agency's ruling of 23 August 2017 (Ref.: BK7-17-026), metering point operators within the meaning of Section 2 (12) of the Metering Point Operation Act (MsbG) and operators of gas supply networks within the meaning of Section 3 (6) of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) are obliged to conclude new metering point operator framework agreements pursuant to Section 9 (1) para. 3 of the MsbG. The resolution governs the adaptation of the standard agreements to the requirements of the Act on the Digitisation of the Energy Transition. The gas metering point operator framework agreement (MSB-RV Gas) available for download here corresponds as required to the amendment of the gas metering point operator framework agreement as specified in ruling BK7-09-001 on the MSB-RV Gas on 9 September 2017 (only in German).

Description of services for metering point operation 

Where OGE has been commissioned to operate a metering point, we will provide such services in accordance with the published services specification for metering point operation.

Metering point operation / pdf / 65.82 KB

Description of metering point operation

Where Open Grid Europe has been commissioned to operate the metering point at network connection points, it will provide such services in accordance with the published services specification for metering point operation (only in German).

Network connection request for biogas

To check whether a biogas plant can be connected to the network of the OGE, you will find an overview of the minimum information according to Section 41 c, para. 2 (1) of the Gas Network Access Ordinance (GasNZV)

Network connection, Interconnection / pdf / 116.70 KB

Biogas network connection request

Minimum information needed to test the connection of a biogas plant to the network of Open Grid Europe GmbH according to Section 41c Paragraph 2 No. 1 of the Gas Network Access Ordinance (GasNZV)