Glossar

  • EEX
    The European Energy Exchange (EEX), headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, is a European energy exchange. The EEX came into existence in 2002 through merger of the Leipzig and Frankfurt power exchanges.
  • EGEX
    The European Gas Exchange (EGEX), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EEX, offers provides a spot and futures market for natural gas in Leipzig, Germany.
  • Efficiency
    The efficiency describes the ratio of the energy output to the energy input.
  • Emissions
    Due to the low carbon content of natural gas, the CO2 content in the exhaust gas from the combustion of natural gas is lower than that of other fossil energy sources.
  • Entry point
    The entry point is the contractually determined point of handover at which natural gas or power is physically entered into the distribution network. The energy is extracted at the exit point.
  • Entry-exit model
    According to the entry-exit model, gas suppliers now only need to pay one entry fee and one exit fee. Previously, gas suppliers had to agree separate transit agreements with every gas network operator along the transport route. The resulting costs made free competition on the gas market difficult. In the entry-exit model, the length of the transport route is irrelevant. The gas can be extracted at any point and after a time delay at the fee applicable on site.
  • Exit network operator
    An exit network operator is the operator of the gas network to which contractually agreed exit points are connected as point of handover or supply.
  • Exit point
    The exit point is the contractually determined point of handover at which natural gas or power is physically extracted from a distribution network. The energy is entered at the entry point.