Consultation on the coordinated network development plan and the long-term plan 2016
Pursuant to section 63 (1) Gaswirtschaftsgesetz (Natural Gas Act) 2011, one of the market area manager's tasks is to draw up a coordinated network development plan once a year, in coordination with the transmission system operators and having regard to the long-term plan.
For the distribution area manager, section 22 Natural Gas Act 2011 stipulates the duty to draw up a long-term plan for the distribution systems pursuant to annex 1 of the Act once a year.
In drawing up these plans, technical and economic expediency, the interests of all market participants and consistency with the Community-wide network development plan are to be taken into account.
The consultation closed on 28 August 2016. Please find below the responses received.