Gas market code

The Gas-Marktmodell-Verordnung (Gas Market Model Ordinance) 2012 contains most rules and regulations formerly laid down in the individual chapters of the Gas Market Code. Other parts of the Gas Market Code were revised in 2012 and entered into force in 2013. English translations are available for chapters 1, 2 and 3; for chapters 4 and 7, please consult our German pages.
  • Gas market code
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Chapter 1 (0.3 MB)

  • Definitions


Chapter 5 (17.0 MB)

  • Technical documentation of business processes, data formats and data exchange

Chapter 5 - Explanatory Notes (8.0 MB)

  • Explanatory notes on chapter 5 of the Gas Market Code, including information on EDA implementation and cost sharing


Chapter 7 (comes into force on 1st Jan. 2016) (20.0 MB)

  • Electronic exchange of billing information

* Please note: All these documents contain non-binding English versions of (legal) texts. They are provided for the reader’s convenience only and in no way constitute legally binding documents. E-Control assumes no liability or responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of the text in these documents or any parts thereof. For a binding version of the legal texts, please refer to the relevant Bundesgesetzblatt (Federal Law Gazette).

Documents and forms

Our German pages also provide a number of documents that have been agreed between the market players, e.g. technical documentation that describes the switching platform in more detail or specifications for chapter 7 of the Gas Market Code. There are also a number of forms that must be filled in if you want to register as a balance responsible party: the registration application, the confirmation that you fulfil all the personal requirements etc. Please visit our German pages to access these materials.


Application form for balance responsible party (BRP) (3.0 MB)

  • Non binding English version for consultation