Consultation on the coordinated network development plan and the long-term plan 2017

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.

Pursuant to section 64 (2) Natural Gas Act 2011 the  regulatory authority - prior to issuing the relating official decision - shall consult the network development plan with the organisations representative of system users.
Therefore, please find below the consultation documents for your comments:


Please send your comments to the documents to by 20 November 2017 at the latest. All contributions received will be published on the website.
Many thanks for your support!