[Kassel, 2 November 2023] On 14 November 2023, astora will offer storage capacities in UGS Haidach for the storage year 2024/2025 on the capacity platform PRISMA.
The offered working gas volume of approx. 2.4 TWh will be marketed with the following specifics:
„Haidach SY24/25 (3) – 2.4 TWh“: 74 bundles, in addition to this firm working gas volume of 32,797,619 kWh, each bundle includes a firm injection capacity of 11,874 kWh/h and a firm withdrawal capacity of 13,119 kWh/h.
The respective current filling level requirements in Austria of 10% on the 1st of July apply.
No variable fee will be charged for the storage product. Specific storage curves shall be considered.
Bids can be submitted on 14 November 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CET).
Companies that are not yet registered but do have interest in participating are requested to submit a request via the PRISMA platform, considering the registration deadline. The contract documents for the storage products are available in the auctions area at www.astora.de.
The Haidach storage facility is connected to the Trading Hub Europe (THE) market area via the network operators bayernets GmbH (USP Haidach) and Open Grid Europe GmbH (Haiming 3-Haidach storage facility). Furthermore, via the booking of the short-distance transport at bayernets between the USP Haidach and Überackern 2, there is an additional connection of the storage facility Haidach to the control area East in Austria, whereby the corresponding regulations under REGENT must be considered.
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 its 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.