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Tariff decision GTS 2019

With this decision the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) sets the tariffs that Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) may charge from 1 January 2019. 

The transport tariff rises on average by approximately 2% compared to the tariff for 2018. The main reason for the increase in tariffs is that the expected sales volumes of GTS fall. Less gas is injected from the Groningen field and less L-gas is exported.

What does this decision determine?

The ACM sets the tariffs every year for all system operators. In this decision the ACM sets the tariffs that GTS has to charge for performing their legal tasks. These are the tariffs for:

  • the transport task
  • the task of balancing
  • the task of quality conversion
  • the connection task
  • the existing connections task

The timing of the yearly tariff decision for GTS differs from previous years. On the basis of the European network code on tariff structures (NC-TAR) the tariffs must be published no later than one month before the start of the auction of yearly capacity. This yearly auction starts this year on 2 July 2018. For this reason GTS sent their tariff proposal earlier to the ACM.

Confidential information is removed from this publication

Against this decision, anyone whose interest is directly involved in this decision can submit a motivated notice of objection to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets, Legal Affairs, PO Box 16326, 2500 BH, The Hague within six weeks of 15 May 2018.

What does GTS do?

GTS is the owner and operator of the gas transmission system in the Netherlands. GTS is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and development of this network. For these and other legal tasks GTS may charge costs. These costs will be passed on to consumers and businesses.

Tariff decision (in Dutch)