21.12.2012

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. signs agreement with Storage System Operator (SSO)

On 20 December 2012, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Storage System Operator Sp. z o.o. signed an interconnection agreement.

The document sets forth the rules for day-to-day business relationship between the transmission system operator and the storage system operator.


The document signed takes into account the principles of the new gas market model arising from the new Transmission Network Operation and Maintenance

Instruction, in particular those concerning the purchase of transmission system capacity by the storage system operator at the interface with storage facilities. 

Rules have also been laid down for the functioning of the operator account which allows the storage and transmission service to fully performed in conformity with customers’ nominations.


“The integration of the storage and transmission service at the interface of the transmission network and storage facilities comes as a major improvement for customers using storage services. The solution is perfectly aligned with the principles underlying the operation of the new gas market, taking into account virtual point and gas exchange trading”, says Marcin Czub, Deputy Director, National Gas Dispatching Division.

The signing of the Agreement marks an important step towards the liberalization of the gas market in Poland. SSO is currently one of few operators in Europe to offer integrated storage and transmission services. The rules of business, agreed between the operators, will allow the combined services to be delivered in line with customers’ requests and in a manner that ensures operational security of the transmission system and storage facilities”, says Joanna Kijas, President of the Management Board, Storage System Operator. 

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GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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