RAG-Energy-Storage

Gas storage capacity marketed by RAG Energy Storage

Our storage capacity

The underground gas storage facilities whose capacity is marketed by RAG Energy Storage are in the Austrian provinces of Salzburg and Upper Austria, and are connected to the distribuation area via the network of Netz Oberösterreich GmbH (https://www.netzooe.at). These are pore storage facilities. The technical operator is RAG Austria AG (RAG).

Puchkirchen/Haag gas storage facility

RAG made its first gas discovery in Puchkirchen in 1956. Conversion of the gas formation into a storage reservoir began in 1982 and was completed in 2009 after a number of expansions. During the summer of the latter year the Puchkirchen facility was linked with the Haag reservoir. The storage facility currently has a maximum working gas volume of 12,204 GWh, and an injection and withdrawal capacity 5,876 MW.


Haidach 5 gas storage facility

The repurposing of the depleted gas formation as a storage reservoir began in 2005. Haidach 5 has a maximum working gas volume of 181 GWh, and an injection and withdrawal capacity of 226 MW.


Aigelsbrunn gas storage facility

Gas production at this field started in 2001. Development of the gas storage facility began in 2008, and it was commissioned on 1 April 2011. Aigelsbrunn has a maximum working gas volume of 1,469 GWh, and an injection and withdrawal capacity of 565 MW.


7Fields (RAG) gas storage facility

This gas storage facility (formerly known as the "Nussdorf/Zagling" with commissioning in April 2014) was further developed last years in the UGS 7Fields storage network. From July 2019, the capacities will amount to 435 million cubic meters ( = 4.9 TWh) with an injection capacity of 151,100 cubic meters of natural gas per hour (= 1.7 GW) and a withdrawal capacity of 226,600 cubic meters of natural gas per hour (= 2.6 GW).

For these capacities an access into the German market area exists via the Storage Interconnection Point Haiming with a connection to the networks of Open Grid Europe GmbH and bayernets GmbH (each bookable via PRISMA (https://platform.prisma-capacity.eu). The access into the Austrian Distribution Area is established via the network of Netz Oberösterreich GmbH (https://www.netzooe.at). This is an essential contribution to security of supply and to market Integration.


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Thomas Lejcko
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Georg Dorfleutner
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