Network operators

Important information to ensure that your network connection fulfills the minimum requirements.

Find out about the technical requirements that apply to network connections. As well as information, downloads and we offer you an insight into our network connection conditions and our biogas network connection request procedure.

Minimum technical requirements (MTRs) for connections to the pipeline network of, and gas pressure regulating and metering stations operated by, Open Grid Europe GmbH

Apart from the network connection conditions, the MTRs also includes binding requirements and recommendations for the safe, efficient and cost-effective implementation of technical regulations for the installation, modification and operation of gas pressure regulating and metering systems connected to Open Grid Europe’s pipeline network.
 

 

Minimum technical requirements

Release 12 January 2021 (only in German)

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Technical model contracts
Network interconnection contract

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Gas Network Access Ordinance, network operators have to sign network interconnection contracts with operators of networks to which they are connected via a network interconnection.

The specimen network interconnection contract published by Open Grid Europe is based on the provisions of Section 2 of Part 3 (Articles 26-31) and of Part 5 (Articles 52-62) of the Agreement on Cooperation between Operators of Gas Supply Networks Located in Germany as amended on 31 March 2020 (KoV XI), which is attached to the contract as Annex 5 for information.

Annexes 1 to 4 of the network interconnection contract describe in more concrete terms the provisions of Section 2 of Part 3 (Articles 26-31) of the KoV XI as provided in Article 26, Section 3 of KoV XI.

The supplementary provisions describe, in particular, the exact location of the network interconnections (Annex 1), their combination (where applicable) into exit zones (Annex 4) and the technical framework applicable to the relevant network interconnection and/or the relevant exit zone.

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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. (only in German).

Network connection, Interconnection / pdf / 844.65 KB

Network interconnection contract

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Gas Network Access Ordinance, network operators have to sign network interconnection contracts with operators of networks to which they are connected via a network interconnection point. The specimen network interconnection contract published by Open Grid Europe is based on the provisions of Section 2 of Part 3 (Articles 26-31) and of Part 5 (Articles 52-62) of the Agreement on Cooperation between Operators of Gas Supply Networks Located in Germany as amended on 31 March 2020 (KoV XI), which is attached to the contract as Annex 5 for information. Annexes 1 to 4 of the network interconnection contract describe in more concrete terms the provisions of Section 2 of Part 3 (Articles 26-31) of the KoV XI as provided in Article 26, Section 3 of KoV XI. The supplementary provisions describe, in particular, the exact location of the network interconnections (Annex 1), their combination (where applicable) into exit zones (Annex 4) and the technical framework applicable to the relevant network interconnection and/or the relevant exit zone (only in German).