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For even greater security in the supply system: The guide to gas crisis preparedness. 

As a major player in the gas industry, we ensure a safe and reliable supply of gas to the customer. Following on from the gas shortage situation of February 2012, we and the other network operators decided to take steps to make gas supply systems even more secure and reliable. 

One major aspect in this context is the early provision of information on a potential risk to supply security and the establishment of communication processes between the network operators involved in the gas transportation chain, from the import points to the exit point to end users.

This aspect has been taken up by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) and integrated into a practical guide to crisis management entitled “Gas crisis preparedness” (“Krisenvorsorge Gas”).

The guide mainly describes process flows and related information obligations and communication channels, with the aim being optimal implementation of measures pursuant to Sections 16 and 16a of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG), in particular between upstream and downstream networks. The guide sets out the requirements of Section 21, “System responsibility under the agreement on cooperation between operators of gas supply networks located in Germany (KoV) VII”, in concrete terms, describing how they should be implemented across all network levels.

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BDEW/VKU/GEODE-Leitfaden / Krisenvorsorge Gas


BDEW/VKU/GEODE-Leitfaden (only in German)