Long-term planning

In accordance with legislation in force since 21 November 2011, Austrian Gas Grid Management AG (AGGM) is obliged to prepare a long-term plan at least once a year in accordance with section 18 (1) (11) in conjunction with section 22 GWG for the distribution area in line with the aims of the section 22 (1) GWG. The objective of long-term planning is to plan the distribution systems in accordance with Annex 1 to the GWG with regard to

  • covering the demand for transport capacity to supply consumers while considering emergency scenarios
  • achieving a high level of system availability
  • addressing the capacity needs at the internal interconnection points with the transmission network and at storage-related entry/exit points and
  • ensuring consistency with the Community-wide network development plan and the coordinated network development plan according to section 63 et seq. GWG
  • complying with the infrastructure standard according to Article 6 Regulation (EU) No 994/2010 in the market area
  • increasing transparency for the market with respect to planned and already decided system expansions and development measures, including the planned timing of such investment projects.


2017 long-term plan for the 2018–2027 period

E-Control Austria approved the long-term planning 2017 on 20 December 2017by notice.

The consultation of the 2017 long-term planning took place between 6.9.2017 12:00 and 3.10.2017 12:00. The consultation version and the opinions are published below:

The results of the long-term planning 2017 were presented to the market participants on 5 September 2017 as part of the Austrian Gas Infrastructure Development Day.


LFP 2014 – 2016

The long-term planning of the past periods, the corresponding decision of the Energie-Control Austria, as well as the presentations of the planning conferences and the consultations are listed in the following table.

For reasons of transparency, AGGM publishes the decision of Energie-Control Austria on long-term planning, whereby confidential information on the protection of company and business secrets was made unrecognizable.


Decisions oft the
E-Control Austria

Long-Term Plans


LFP 2016

Bescheid für die Langfristige Planung 2016 der Energie-Control Austria vom 23.9.2016 

Beilage "Langfristige Planung 2016 für die Erdgas Verteilernetzinfrastruktur in Österreich für den Zeitraum 2017 bis 2026, Ausgabe 2 vom 22.7.2016“

AGGM Präsentation Planungskonferenz 2016 (29. Juni 2016)

LFP 2015

Bescheid für die Langfristige Planung 2015 der Energie-Control Austria vom 27.10.2015 

Beilage "Langfristige Planung 2015 für die Erdgas Verteilernetzinfrastruktur in Österreich für den Zeitraum 2016 bis 2025

AGGM Präsentation Planungskonferenz 2015  (1.Juli 2015)

LFP 2014

Bescheid für die Langfristige Planung 2014 der Energie-Control Austria vom 7.11.2014

Beilage "Langfristige Planung 2014 für die Erdgas Verteilernetzinfrastruktur in Österreich für den Zeitraum 2015 bis 2024