Balancing Group Management

Do you wish to make the best possible use of your gas buying and selling opportunities and optimise the balancing side of your gas customer supplies? With its balancing group management product for H-gas/L-gas and biomethane, VNG Handel & Vertrieb can offer you a service for all things relating to the balancing group management of natural gas which is tailored to your specific needs.

Our balancing group management will help with the day-to-day running of your balancing groups in all German market areas. And you do not need to buy gas from VNG Handel & Vertrieb to take advantage of this service. You will stay independent as you enjoy the benefits and know-how of a professional partner by your side.

Balancing group management is a cornerstone of the network access model. We can provide services that will let you supply gas to your customers at optimal cost:
Balancing Group Management


Balancing group management for biomethane

  • Managing your biogas balancing groups in all German market areas
  • 24/7 operations
  • Communicating with all participating market partners
  • Monitoring tolerances in the balancing period (on an annual basis)
  • Making the necessary nominations
  • Injecting and off taking biomethane based on annual forecasts
  • Compliance with tolerance limits – including tolerance losses due to under-injection – through comprehensive reporting functions and recommendations for action when tolerances may be over or under-achieved
  • Auditing balancing group accounts

Balancing group management for H-gas/L-gas

  • Managing your balancing groups in all German market areas
  • 24/7 operations
  • Communicating with all participating market partners
  • Creating, notifying and monitoring supply schedules and nominations
  • Preparing customer sales forecasts
  • Checking and equalising balance variations, including analysis
  • Issuing reports
  • Auditing balancing group accounts
  • Participating in balancing cooperatives

Gas balancing pool

To keep down the cost of go-it-alone balancing group management (for balancing energy, converting and structuring charge) we offer customers the chance to pool their own balancing group with the balancing groups of VNG Handel & Vertrieb. The resulting portfolio effects minimise the commercial risks which balancing group management can involve.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Expert advice plus access to our many years of experience on the gas market
  • Support in complying with current legal requirements
  • Cutting the administrative workload of energy procurement
  • Minimising the risks of go-it-alone balancing group management
  • Reducing balancing costs
  • Monitoring and implementing the requirements of regulatory and operational processes (GABi Gas, GeLi Gas, KARLA Gas etc.) is handled by VNG Handel & Vertrieb
  • Powerful IT systems are provided and operated by VNG Handel & Vertrieb