Coordination Office for Gas and Hydrogen Network Development Planning (KO·NEP)

We coordinate the preparation of the scenario frameworks and network development plans for gas and hydrogen by the obligated network operators and submit them to the Federal Network Agency every two years.

KO.NEP acts as a central point of contact for authorities and market participants on issues relating to network development planning in the gas and hydrogen sector. It is also responsible for creating and operating the legally required databases for the gas and hydrogen network.

The KO.NEP also offers a central platform for the development of coordinated planning processes with the gas distribution networks and the electricity transmission system operators.

Energy Industry Act

Legal basis

The tasks of KO.NEP listed above are regulated in Section 15a of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG). Accordingly, all transmission system operators and all regulated operators of hydrogen transport networks can participate in the establishment and fulfillment of the tasks of the coordination body in an equal and non-discriminatory manner.

Network development planning

From the scenario framework to the network development plan

The integrated network development plan for gas and hydrogen is presented every two years. It is preceded by the detailed scenario framework.

The scenario framework contains assumptions on the development of production, supply and consumption as well as on exchanges with other countries. Based on the scenario framework confirmed by the BNetzA, the parties involved draft the grid development plan. This is also checked and confirmed.

News

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