The energy sector is subject to constant change. Digitzation intervenes in operational processes and by that, offers a wide range of opportunities. Along with trending topics such as Blockchain, Smart Meter and IoT, another trend is proliferating in the energy sector: B2B trading platforms.
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Category: Gas Market
The Finnish state-owned energy company Gasum Oy commissioned EXXETA to carry out an extensive consulting project on new regulatory processes to support Gasum Oy in preparing for a liberalized and EU-compliant future gas market model. After three intensive project phases, we successfully completed our draft models and analyses – which we conducted from the perspective of the Finnish gas market as well as from the perspective of our client – and condensed them into recommendations for implementation of the required processes.
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.
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?
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.
The physical supply chain for the natural gas industry is built around a capital-intensive asset base, which includes upstream (gas exploration and production), midstream (gas transportation and storage) and downstream (gas distribution to the final consumers).
The annual congress of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft – BDEW) is the most important network event for utilities and energy suppliers in Germany. With 1,600 visitors the BDEW Congress 2017 set a new record. This year EXXETA was again present at the Congress to discuss current … Continued
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.
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.
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.