Kassel, 30 August 2021: astora successfully allocated storage capacities for the storage years 22/23 and 23/24 in the Haidach storage facility on the capacity platform PRISMA. The auction was announced on 13 August and the auction date was set for 26 August with 24 hours' notice. The capacity offered was fully marketed. astora's expectations regarding the response and the result were exceeded.
The remaining capacities of around 1 TWh for the storage year 22/23 and around
4.6 TWh for the storage year 23/24 will be offered in one or more further auctions, which have yet to be scheduled.
astora GmbH, based in Kassel, is part of the SEFE Group and one of the largest natural gas storage operators in Europe. The company maintains one of the largest natural gas storage facilities in Western Europe at Rehden in Northern Germany, which has a working gas volume of about four billion cubic metres. In addition, the storage company also markets around one third of the capacity in the second largest storage facility in Central Europe, located in Haidach, Austria. In order to secure natural gas supplies to Europe, astora also operates and markets 5/6 of the capacity in the Jemgum cavern storage facility on the German-Dutch border.