About us

Gas storage makes important contributions to the success of the energy transition in Germany and Europe. The INES is an association of operators of German gas storage and is based in Berlin. It represents over 90 percent of German gas storage and about a quarter of gas storage capacities in the European Union. The central task of the INES is to promote the public perception of the contribution of German gas storage facilities to energy policy goals. The initiative has set itself the goal of contributing to the creation of an appropriate market framework.


President of the Board

Bernd Protze

VNG Gasspeicher GmbH

Vice President of the Board

Peter Schmidt

EWE Gasspeicher GmbH

Member of the Board

Michael Schmöltzer

Uniper Energy Storage GmbH

Member of the Board

Carsten Haack

Trianel Gasspeicher Epe GmbH & Co. KG


Management Director

Sebastian Bleschke

Personal Assistant to the Management Director

Sven Marschalek

Scientific Advisor

Natalie Klasen


Your Contact

Sebastian Bleschke

Management Director


+49 30 36418 086