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+++ Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the Southern
Corridor Region publish the third edition of their Gas Regional Investment Plan. +++

Project report: Thyssengas network load check

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Energy IT|Gas Market

Thyssengas GmbH, a natural gas transmission system operator with headquarters in Dortmund, Germany, transports up to 10 billion cubic meter of natural gas via 4,200 kilometers of grid securely every day. The high level of cross-linking demands complex requirements towards efficient business processes and how to integrate into the IT-environment of Thyssengas. Since 2009, EXXETA has been the TSO’s IT service provider. Primarily, Thyssengas uses MTS TSO standard software for its initiation and operation of transport network capacities.

How long does the Transport of a Gas Molecule take from Norway to the Alps?

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Gas Market

During the last EXXETA training on fundamentals of the gas business a participant asked how fast gas travels through pipelines. As the training deals with commercial contracts and processes the question was deemed quite relevant. Imagine the following situation: A German station employee notices a sinking pressure on the manometer, hurries to the telephone and askes the Norwegian colleague to turn on the tap of the gas supply system. How long will it take until this event will show its effects in Germany?

6 Facts about Power-to-Gas

The increasing infeed of fluctuating generation of the renewable energies presents huge challenges for the energy supply system. Those cannot be solved by grid expansion, generation and load management as well as existing storage technologies. But the required long-term storage to cover longer lasting weather-related production gaps can be made possible with the aid of the power-to-gas concept, the coupling of electricity and natural gas networks.

Digitization in the Energy Sector: Evolutionary or Revolutionary Change?

The term “digitization” increasingly affects the public discussion, the political agenda and, above all, strategic and operative decisions of established companies in the German and European economic regions. The German energy industry has also taken up the discussion and recognized the digitization as an enabler for the Energiewende.

“3 Questions, 3 Answers” with Dr. Carsten Leder, Head of Development and Fundamental Issues at Thyssengas GmbH

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Energy IT|Gas Market

Thyssengas GmbH is a transmission system operator (TSO) for natural gas based in Dortmund. The company uses the EXXETA software products “Contract and Capacity” and “Nomination” from the MTS TSO Suite. Dr. Carsten Leder, head of the department for process development and fundamental issues at Thyssengas, has taken the time to answer EXXETA 3 questions on the general quality of IT solutions and the satisfaction of EXXETA software products.

EXXETA Training – a Value for every Business

In light of increasing national and international competition companies must be able to react innovatively and flexibly to new market requirements in the future. EXXETA GmbH offers a comprehensive range of training and further measures for companies from the energy industry as well as for those interested in the industry. The offer ranges from one-day seminars and workshops to intensive, individual coachings.

Strategy of Capacity Withholding in Electricity Markets

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Power Market|Regulation

The term refers to a strategy, where electricity suppliers decide to reduce their own supply in order to increase the price. In a situation where strategic withholding is a profitable strategy to behave, the resulting price for commodity increases. This in its turn allows to collect higher revenues from operating units compensating the loss from the withheld units. This particular strategy creates prices strongly deviating from the economically optimal price level. Nowadays, strategic withholding is even named in the list of causes that can cause an electricity crisis like in California in 2000 and 2001.