Long-term planning

In accordance with legislation in force since 21 November 2011, Austrian Gas Grid Management AG (AGGM) is obliged to prepare a long-term plan at least once a year in accordance with section 18 (1) (11) in conjunction with section 22 GWG for the distribution area in line with the aims of the section 22 (1) GWG. The objective of long-term planning is to plan the distribution systems listed in Annex 1 regard to

  • covering the demand for transport capacity to supply consumers while considering emergency scenarios
  • achieving a high level of system availability
  • addressing the capacity needs at the internal interconnection points with the transmission network and at storage-related entry/exit points and
  • ensuring consistency with the Union-wide network development plan and the coordinated network development plan according to section 63 et seq. GWG
  • complying with the infrastructure standard according to Article 6 Regulation (EU) No 994/2010 in the market area
  • increasing transparency for the market with respect to planned and already decided system expansions and development measures, including the planned timing of such investment projects.

2020 long term plan

Data Acquisition

The data for the consumption model and the demands at the entry/exit points will be gathered. Additional capacity expansion applications, which are stated before the 30th of June 2020, are also taken into account in the 2020 long term plan.

Planning

Based on the gathered data, the consumption model and the supply model will be built. By carrying out hydraulic simulations it is checked whether all endconsumers and all demanded Entry and Exit capacities can be properly supplied.

Consultation

The consultation of the 2020 long term plan will take place from the 27th of October 2020 until the 11th of November 2020. The documents of the consultation will be published on the AGGM homepage.

Austrian Gas Infrastructure Day

The results of the 2020 long term plan will be presented to the market at the Austrian Gas Infrastructure Day (AGID) on the 4th of November 2020 in Vienna.

Approval

It is planned that E-Control Austria will approve the 2020 long term plan by notice at the end of December 2020.

2019 long term plan

Data Acquisition 

The data for the consumption model and the demands at the entry/exit points were collected. Additional capacity expansion applications, which were submitted until the 5th of Mai 2019, were taken into account in the 2019 long term plan.

Planning

Based on the gathered data, the consumption model and the supply model were built. By carrying out hydraulic simulations it was checked whether all end consumers and all requested Entry and Exit capacities can be properly supplied.

Consultation

The consultation of the 2019 long term plan took place in the period from the 7th of October 2019 until the 25thof October 2019. 
Please find attached the report of the 2019 long term plan edition 1 (edition for the consultation of AGGM) and the opinions.

Austrian Gas Infrastructure Day

On the Austrian Gas Infrastructure Day (AGID)

which took place on 15th of October 2019, the results of the 2019 long term planning  and the 2019 Coordinated network development plan were presented to the market participants. Two guest lectures on the topic of sector coupling have highlighted future challenges of infrastructure planning.

Approval

E-Control Austria approved the 2019 long-term planning on 19 December 2019 by notice. Energie-Control Austria stated with a separate notice from 20 February 2020 the public interest to some projects.

For reasons of transparency, AGGM publishes the decision of Energie-Control Austria on long-term planning, whereby confidential information on the protection of company and business secrets was made unrecognizable.

 

2014 – 2018 long-term planning

The long-term planning of the past periods, the corresponding decision of the Energie-Control Austria, as well as the presentations of the planning conferences and the consultations are listed in the following table.

 

Decisions oft the 
E-Control Austria

Long-Term Plans

Planning 
conference

LTP 2018

Energie-Control Austria notice of 18 December 2018 on the 2018 long-term planning

Annex to the 2018 long-term planning on the Austrian distribution network during the 2019–2028 period AGGM presentation AGIDD 2018 (16 Ocoter 2018)

LTP 2017

Energie-Control Austria notice of 20 December 2017 on the 2017 long-term planning 

Annex to the 2017 long-term planning on the Austrian distribution network during the 2018–2027 period

AGGM presentation AGIDD 2017 (5 September 2017)

LTP 2016

Energie-Control Austria notice of 23 September 2016 on the 2016 long-term planning 

Annex to the 2016 long-term planning on the Austrian distribution network during the 2017–2026 period

AGGM presentation Planning Conference 2016 (29 June 2016)

LTP 2015

Energie-Control Austria notice of 27 October 2015 on the 2015 long-term planning 

Annex to the 2015 long-term planning on the Austrian distribution network during the 2016–2025

AGGM presentation Planning Conference 2015  (1 July 2015)

LTP 2014

Energie-Control Austria notice of 7 November 2014 on the 204 long-term planning

Annex to the 2014 long-term planning on the Austrian distribution network during the 2015–2026 period

 

AGGM presentation Planning Conference 2014 (26 June 2014)