You don’t need to be a company with billions in revenues or a state. We also provide storage capacities and supplementary services to smaller legal persons. Select what you need.
Flexibility without seasonal restrictions
A market-oriented approach
Long-term storage capacity is our main service. This storage capacity can only be reserved through transparent auctions in accordance with the Energy Act and with the Gas Market Rules. Anybody interested in participating in an auction must confirm, before the start of the auction in question, that they meet the conditions for participation in the Auction System. Storage capacity is offered as a combination of operating volume and firm/interruptible injections and withdrawals or as various combinations of these elements. The specific parameters of the offered product are always defined in the Auction Conditions document.
Auctions are announced for the following contract types, which are governed by the Rules of the Gas Storage Facility Operator:
We offer supplementary (daily) operating volume in three variants, and it can be provided based on a framework contract. This volume is offered without injection and withdrawal capacities – customers can use the permanently offered supplementary daily firm/interruptible withdrawal and injection capacities for gas injection and withdrawal.
This service can be ordered up to 90 days in advance. The prices for the supplementary operating volume are provided in the Pricelist. Their availability and the maximum reservation time must be consulted with MND Energy Storage dispatching. The minimum reservation period is one Gas Day.
Supplementary daily capacities can be reserved independently from the parameters of a valid storage contract. The (minimum) prices for supplementary capacities are presented in the Pricelist. The availability of capacities and the maximum reservation period must be consulted with the MND Energy Storage dispatching, and customers may place orders in our nomination portal, or by email, up to 90 days in advance. The minimum reservation period is one Gas Day. The preliminary size of available capacities for the following day is presented in the Available daily firm/interruptible capacity section. An overview of implemented interruptions is available in the Interrupted interruptible capacity and price and Size of interrupted firm storage capacity sections. Orders for supplementary capacities are assessed according to the acceptance time stamp, from first to last received.
As part of our activities, we also offer a special service named ‘inversion storage facility’. This service means that the customer reserves storage capacity already filled with gas, which they first withdraw, and subsequently return to the storage provider before the contract expires. We require a guarantee for the lent gas. We offer this service primarily based on long-term storage capacity with assigned firm injection and withdrawal capacities, through auctions according to the Gas Market Rules.
The depositor has the option to transfer their storage capacity to another entity if the storage provider consents. When transferring storage capacity, a new contract is concluded (or an existing contract of another depositor expanded) for storage between MND Energy Storage and the new/other existing depositor (part or all the capacity is transferred). The transfer can only be implemented with effect from the first Gas Day of the Gas Month. If the storage provider consents to a faster transfer, it is authorised to charge a higher fee for the transfer. The storage capacity transfer price is presented in the MND ES Pricelist.
Storage capacity transmission means that an existing depositor permits the use of a certain part of their storage capacity by another depositor, without any amendment to their gas storage contract. After the transmission of the arranged storage capacity, the original entity remains the contractual party vis-à-vis MND Energy Storage. A transmission of arranged storage capacity is not approved by the storage provider but only recorded. The price for storage capacity transmission is given in the MND ES Pricelist.
Gas may be transferred between individual contracts of a single customer or between customers based on a written instruction. Gas transfer between customers can only be carried out based on a joint declaration by both the customers and with the consent of MND Energy Storage. Gas cannot be transferred between contracts containing incompatible rules for calculating the fee for injected gas, whether internally for a single customer or between different customers. In the event of a difference in these parameters, the transferring party will be charged a fee pursuant to the contract to which the gas is being transferred. If the fee listed on the contract to which the gas is being transferred is lower than on the original contract, the storage provider will not refund any overpayment. The gas transfer price is given in the MND ES Pricelist.
Operators of underground gas storage facilities and depositors using gas storage services must report specific data relating to the quantity of gas in the storage facility to ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) based on Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council No 1227/2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 on REMIT. Depositors have an obligation to report to ACER the quantity of gas they have stored in each virtual gas storage facility at the end of a Gas Day. If you are interested, we can send these data based on a concluded Agreement on the Fulfilment of the Reporting Obligation According to REMIT for our customers. We provide this service completely free of charge.
In the event a storage user is interested in selling their reserved storage capacity, they can contact our commercial dispatching, which distributes the information to other customers. For this purpose the storage user can use our auction system and offer their capacity to other entities in one of the auctions described in section Auction Types.
You can see the current secondary sale offers in the table below:
|Working Gas Volume [MWh]||Injection Rate [MWh/day]||Withdrawal Rate [MWh/day]||Transfer of Gas [MWh]||Type of Offer|
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