Security of supply
Secure gas supply in Austria
Securing the Austrian gas supply is one of AGGM's core competencies. As market area and distribution area manager, it plays a central role in the daily maintenance of network stability. AGGM is responsible for monitoring the supply situation and assumes important tasks in emergency situations. Current market data on storage levels and gas flows in Austria are published around the clock on the AGGM-Platform.
In April 2022, AGGM was commissioned by the Austrian federal government to procure a strategic gas reserve to secure the gas supply. In the daily situation report, AGGM provides ongoing information on the current gas supply situation.
Measures for a secure gas supply
- Forward planning of grid expansion
- Capacity procurement in the upstream networks
- Preparation of the capacity statement for entry and exit points in the market area
- Coordination of maintenance planning
- Confirmation of network access requests in the distribution area
- Conscientious network control of the distribution area in the operational business
- Balancing energy management in the market areas
- Congestion management according to the national emergency plan
Situation report on gas supply
On 30 March 2022, the competent authorities declared the early warning level in Austria. In accordance with the EU Security of Gas Supply Regulation (EU 2017/1938), AGGM publishes a daily situation report on the current supply situation, the price situation on the gas markets and the gas storage level.
Market data on gas supply
The AGGM platform provides an overview of the current situation of the Austrian gas supply around the clock. The current transport flows at the entry and exit points can be seen on the Austria map. The data monitor shows, among other things, the respective gas storage levels in Austria and the neighbouring countries for selected periods.
The National Gas Emergency Plan
AGGM plays a central role in the national gas emergency plan (only German) of the BMK (Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology).
The data reports from market participants and system operators are made via AGGM in accordance with the Natural Gas Energy Data Ordinance (G-EnlD-VO 2017). As market and distribution area manager, AGGM evaluates these data reports on an ongoing basis. If necessary, this triggers a national alert chain. In a tense supply situation, the competent authorities issue instructions which are implemented by AGGM. If a crisis level exists, additional Europe-wide information flows are set in motion.