The Open Season Procedure for the Baltic Pipe Project

The project promoters of the Baltic Pipe Project, the Polish and the Danish gas transmission system operators, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Energinet conduct the Open Season Procedure.

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and  Energinet  invite all potential shippers to take part in the Open Season Procedure that will allow shippers to bid for capacity in the potential new gas pipeline from Norway to Denmark and Poland. The purpose of the process is to collect long-term investment signals for the Baltic Pipe Project before final investment decision is taken by TSOs. The Open Season process will take place in a transparent and non-discriminatory way in accordance with current EU regulation.



 THE OPEN SEASON TIME SCHEDULE

Phase 1 of the Open Season procedure for the Baltic Pipe project, which was completed on 25 July 2017, confirmed the market interest in this project through the declaration of sufficient demand for the transmission of natural gas. The positive outcome of Phase 1 allowed  both operators to launch on 5 September 2017 Phase 2 of the Open Season, which will be aimed at obtaining final commitments from market participants as to the volume of their capacity bookings and, subsequently, lead to the conclusion of transmission contracts for the term of up to 15 gas years.

The shippers which are interested in participation in Phase 2 Open Season Procedure should submit the registration documents until 3.10.2017 at 4 P.M. CET by sending a completed registration form to Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. to the e-mail addresses:
Energinet: openseason2017@energinet.dk
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.: openseason@gaz-system.pl

Confirmation of the registration deadline   is expired by 17.10.2017 at 4:00 P.M. (CET).
The deadline for the shippers to provide a binding commitment by submitting of the Phase 2 Final Bid Form (APPENDIX 2) in the  Phase 2 is 31.10.2017 at 4.00 P.M. CET.

 DOCUMENTS

   OPEN SEASON 2017 RULES
  ABSTRACT OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE BALTIC PIPE PROJECT
  MARKET INFORMATION - SUMMARY OF CONSULTATION PROCESS 

The Open Season 2017 Rules together with all appendices have been prepared by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. on the basis of the annex to the decision of the President of  the Energy Regulatory Office dated on 24 March 2017(Decision no.: DRR.WRG.7129.2.1.2017.ACI) approving the allocation methods as defined in the document “Baltic Pipe Project. The decision with an attachment is available at the following link:
  THE DECISION OF THE PRESIDENT OF ERO APPROVING THE CAPACITY ALLOCATION MECHANISM FOR BALTIC PIPE PROJECT
(only Polish version is available)
  THE DOCUMENT "BALTIC PIPE PROJECT. TRANSMISSION CAPACITY ALLOCATION METHODS UNDER OPEN SEASON 2017"
(only Polish version is available)
  DECISION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ERO ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF ECONOMIC TEST PARAMETERS OF THE BALTIC PIPE PROJECT - 25 AUGUST 2017

 

 APPENDICES

 GENERAL APPENDICES

APPENDIX 2 - Phase 2 Final Bid Form: North Sea Entry Point and Interconnection Point Baltic Pipe

  POLISH APPENDICES
APPENDIX 4. -  ADDITIONAL GAZ-SYSTEM’S RULES FOR THE OPEN SEASON 2017
APPENDIX 4.A. - TRANSMISSION NETWORK CODE OF GAZ-SYSTEM
APPENDIX 4.B. - TARIFF OF GAZ-SYSTEM   
APPENDIX 4.C. - REGISTRATION FORM
APPENDIX 4.D. - FRAMEWORK TRANSMISSION CONTRACT TEMPLATE 
APPENDIX 4.E. - DRAFT OF THE POLISH OS 2017 CAPACITY AGREEMENT

 DANISH APPENDICES
Documents are available on the Energinet’s website:
https://en.energinet.dk/OpenSeason2017

 INFORMATION PACKAGE 1 
INFORMATION PACKAGE 1: DOCUMENTS

 INFORMATION PACKAGE 2
INFORMATION PACKAGE 2: DOCUMENTS




 INFORMATION MEETINGS FOR THE OPEN SEASON PROCEDURE

Energinet and GAZ-SYSTEM organized  two information meetings regarding the Open Season Procedure and Baltic Pipe project.
First meeting took place in Stavanger, Norway 20th of June 2017. 
Second meeting took place in Energinet location in Ballerup, 21st June 2017.

Presentations from information meetings:
 Presentation from information meeting in Stavanger, Norway (20.06.2017)
 Presentation from information meeting in Ballerup, Denmark (21.06.2017)

Market participants who are interested in submitting their bids in Phase 2 and would like to obtain further information concerning the Open Season procedure are requested to contact the project promoters to set up information meetings:

Energinet: openseason2017@energinet.dk
GAZ-SYSTEM: openseason@gaz-system.pl

 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q&A (21.09.2017)

 MORE NFORMATION ON THE PROJECT

GAZ-SYSTEM: http://en.gaz-system.pl/our-investments/integration-with-european-gas-tramsmission-system/baltic-pipe/

Energinet: http://en.energinet.dk/baltic-pipe

 CONTACT

 Contact GAZ-SYSTEM
Mr Adam Marzecki, adam.marzecki@gaz-system.pl, +48 22 220 17 07
Ms Agnieszka Ozga, agnieszka.ozga@gaz-system.pl, +48 22 220 17 50

 Contact Energinet 
Mr Christian Rutherford, cru@energinet.dk, +45 23 33 89 08
Ms Julie Frost Szpilman, jfs@energinet.dk, +45 23 33 86 52


 

 

 


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