[Kassel, 6 November 2023] The natural gas storage facility in Rehden plays a central role in the security of supply for Germany and Europe. With a working gas volume of 3.9 billion cubic meters, it is one of the largest natural gas storage facilities in Western Europe.
On 16 November 2023, astora will offer storage capacities in UGS Rehden for the storage year 2024/2025 on the capacity platform PRISMA.
The firm working gas volume is offered in 25 bundles of 100 GWh each. The associated firm injection rate is 32.943 kWh/h and the firm withdrawal rate 50.681 kWh/h.
To be able to meet the filling level requirements and to allow a complete withdrawal, the storage customer is entitled to withdraw the working gas until 01/06/2025. The interruptible working gas volume available to the storage customer for this purpose amounts to 10% of its firm working gas volume (10 GWh/bundle). The interruptible withdrawal capacity is 8.900 kWh/h/bundle. Depending on the storage utilization, booking and use of additional interruptible withdrawal capacity is possible.
No variable fee is charged for the storage product. The respective current filling level requirements and storage curves shall be considered.
Bids can be submitted on 16 November 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CET).
Companies that are not yet registered and interested in participating are asked to submit a request via PRISMA, taking into account the registration deadline. The information relevant for the storage product can be found on the homepage www.astora.de in the auctions area.
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.