Security of supply & infrastructure

Our contribution to sustainable growth

The most important goal is security of supply, which we ensure, for example, in dispatching, through demandoriented network planning and the expansion, as well as through market area conversions.

“Whether day or night shift: we always have an eye on our network.”

Dennis Bawej / Control Engineer,

An eye on the pipeline network and supply security in hand – OGE’s dispatching centre

More than 45 people work at OGE’s dispatching centre around the clock. From here, they move millions of cubic meters of gas every day – and thus guarantee security of supply.

Determine and realise network expansion

The Gas Network Development Plan (NDP) determines the expansion of the German gas pipeline network for the next ten years. The procedure, which is set out in the Energy Industry Act and was applied for the first time in 2012, consists of two building blocks: the Scenario Framework and the draft Network Development Plan. Responsibility for this procedure lies with the German gas transmission system operators (TSOs) and OGE as one of them.

Market area conversion to H-gas

There are currently two different types of natural gas in use in Germany, which differ particularly in their calorific value and hence their energy content: L-gas (low calorific gas) and H-gas (high calorific gas). Given the steady decline in German and Dutch L-gas production, a switchover is under way to convert the relevant service areas to H-gas. This market area conversion process has been under way since 2015 - and will be implemented by 2029.

We ensure safety in our operations through our compliance measures and regular crisis preparedness exercises.

Reliable, comprehensive and serious – our understanding of compliance

Compliance with laws and internal rules and regula-tions is an inherent part of the approach and actions of all employees, managers and structures at OGE. We stand up for the protection of international human rights. We place great emphasis on a risk-sensitive and preventive understanding of compliance.

Ensuring safety at all times

As the operator of critical infrastructure, OGE has a particular responsibility. Our mission is clear: Gas transmission must be safe and secure. This is why we are also prepared for crisis situations, with the aim being to maintain or immediately restore core processes in the event of a disruption. To this end, a permanent crisis team coordinates all measures and manages crisis communication.

Learn more about our cooperation with local suppliers and how sustainability aspects have an impact on our employees‘ pensions.

Strong together as partners

With our numerous construction projects and with the maintenance and repair of our plants and pipelines, we consciously rely on close partnerships with local and regional companies – from which both sides benefit.

Investing responsibly in the future

In addition to the benefits provided by the state pension scheme and private pension provision, we offer our employees the option of a company pension scheme for both full-time and part-time staff. We have set up a trust fund to cover the resulting financial obligations.

“We campaign for green gases – on German and European committees.”

Dr Manuela Matos / Regulatory Affairs Advisor,
European Associations

In the Sustainability Report, Chapter 3. Economy, you can read in detail about our contribution to sustainable growth.

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Sustainability Report 2021

Published 30 June 2022