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Trading Region Upgrade Service

Pilot phase 2018/2019

The Trading Region Upgrade (TRU) service is a new specially designed service to connect the Austrian and the Czech gas markets directly. The service is provided by the Austrian and the Czech Transmission System Operators Gas Connect Austria and NET4GAS.

As of 01 October 2018, 06:00 CE(S)T, TRU entitles network users, who have succeeded in the TRU auction, to send an exit nomination from the Czech market area which is immediately matched with entry into the Austrian Market Area East, and vice versa.

Within the scope of the one-year pilot phase, the TRU service was offered first as a yearly service with a quantity of 112,686 kWh/h out of which 90,000 kWh/h was sold in the direction from the Czech Republic to Austria. 

Gas Connect Austria and NET4GAS have decided to offer the remaining TRU service quantity as a quarterly service. The bidding window for the 1st TRU quarterly auction will open on 6 August 2018 09:00 CE(S)T.

What are the benefits for TRU customers? 

  • TRU facilitates cross-border transmission and access to both market areas 
  • TRU simplifies transactions, i.a. through establishing a One Stop Shop
  • TRU reduces transaction costs 
  • TRU increases trading flexibility 
  • TRU mitigates potential risks as regards capacities and allocation by the combination of necessary separate capacities into one booking procedure

How to take part in the 1st TRU quarterly auction procedure? 

For the direction CZ → AT

  • TRU in the direction from the Czech Republic to Austria is marketed by NET4GAS.
  • In the course of the 1st TRU quarterly auction, NET4GAS will, for each quarter,  offer a quantity of 22,686 kWh/h from the Czech Republic to Austria. The bidding window for delivery of the completed bidding form will be open from 06 August 2018 09:00 CE(S)T until 20 August 2018 17:00 CE(S)T.
  • A signed General Transmission Contract with NET4GAS is a precondition to participate in the TRU auction. 
  • The TRU Terms and Conditions can be found in Section F, Article 20 of the Network Code.
  • Multiple bids (up to ten per auction/quarter) can be placed within one bidding form.
  • Completed and signed bidding form to be sent to: 

NET4GAS, s.r.o. 
Na Hřebenech II 1718/8
140 21 Praha 4
Czech Republic

Attention: 
David Urban
Department: Commercial Operations

TRU in the direction from Austria to the Czech Republic is marketed by Gas Connect Austria. Detailed information can be found on the Austrian TSO website

For further details on the 1st TRU quarterly auction procedure, please, see the Announcement of the 1st TRU quarterly auction. Further general information on the TRU service are available in the TRU Information Sheet (issued before the yearly auction).

For any other questions you may have about the TRU service and the auction procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us: 

NET4GAS:

Client & Contract Management team
+420 220 224 584
+420 220 225 329
+420 220 225 350
+420 220 225 370 
capacitybooking@net4gas.cz

Gas Connect Austria:

Aleksandar Savic
Sales Transmission & Distribution
Key Account Manager 
+43 (1) 27500 88136
aleksandar.savic@gasconnect.at or
sales.transmission@gasconnect.at

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