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.


2018 long-term plan

Data Acquisition
The data for the consumption model and the demands at the entry/exit points have been gathered. Additional capacity expansion applications, which are stated before the 4th of July 2018, are also taken into account in the 2018 long-term plan.

Based on the gathered data, the consumption model and the supply model will be built. By carrying out hydraulic simulations it is checked whether all endconsumers and all demanded Entry and Exit capacities can be properly supplied.
The results of 2018 the long-term plan will be presented to the market at the Austrian Gas Infrastructure Development Day (AGIDD) on the 16th of October 2018 in Vienna.

The consultation of the 2018 long-term plan will take place from the 17th of October 2018 until the 9th of November 2018. The documents of the consultation will be published on the AGGM homepage.

It is planned that E-Control Austria will approve the 2018 long-term plan by notice at the end of December 2018.


2017 long-term plan

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.


2014 – 2016 long-term plan

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


AGGM Präsentation Planungskonferenz 2014 (26.6.2014)