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8 February 2011

Milestone in the integration of Europe’s internal energy market

The continuing merger of further market areas operated by gas transmission companies is also helping the German gas market grow closer together. Open Grid Europe is currently working intensively on a further reduction of the number of market areas in Germany as requested by the regulator.

2 February 2011

Open Grid Europe invites tenders for load flow commitments

Open Grid Europe is carrying out a tendering procedure for load flow commitments (LFCs) from 1 April 2011 so that firm, freely allocable entry and exit capacities can continue to be offered on the largest possible scale after the forthcoming enlargement of the Netconnect Germany market area to include the Thyssengas market areas.

12 November 2010 / Cooperation

Thyssengas joining NetConnect Germany market area cooperation

Thyssengas GmbH intends to shortly join the NetConnect Germany market area cooperation. An agreement to that effect has been signed by Thyssengas and the NetConnect Germany partners - bayernets GmbH, GRTgaz Deutschland GmbH and Open Grid Europe GmbH.

9 November 2010

In touch with technology

Germany’s leading gas transmission system operator presents itself at vocational training fair in Essen

21 September 2010

Open Grid Europe procures substantial weather data from Meteomedia Energy

Open Grid Europe is regularly procuring weather data from Meteomedia Energy so that it can better forecast temperature-dependent gas sendout and
transmission at entry/exit points in its own gas pipeline system. As a result of this assignment, the energy experts at Meteomedia already have 400 clients. Meteomedia Energy is one of the leading data providers for the energy industry.


13 September 2010

Open Grid Europe enlarges its management team

Heinz Watzka (52) is joining the Board of Management of Open Grid Europe GmbH with effect from 1 September 2010. As fourth Managing Director alongside Stephan Kamphues (Chairman), Dr. Jörg Bergmann and Wolfgang Anthes, Mr. Watzka is taking charge of the technical divisions.

6 September 2010

E.ON Gastransport has a new name: Open Grid Europe

E.ON Gastransport was renamed Open Grid Europe on 1 September. At the same time some 1,400 employees were transferred to the new company. In future, Open Grid Europe will act as an independent transmission system operator as defined in the third EU internal energy market package: A total of 1,800 employees will ensure reliable gas transmission and handle all processes needed to operate the roughly 12,000 km gas pipeline system.

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