Bundled product at interconnection point Lasów
On the 3rd of June 2013, the Transmission System Operators (TSO) GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., Poland and ONTRAS - VNG Gastransport GmbH, Germany (ONTRAS) for the first time offered bundled capacity products at the interconnection point Lasòw. Capacity marketing was carried out as a pilot project on the first European platform for gas capacity allocation PRISMA. Both TSOs offered bundled capacity products for three quarters of the 2013/2014 gas year on the basis of the future European Network Code for Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (NC CAM).
Aim of the Lasòw pilot
A key objective of providing a bundled auction at IP Lasòw was to gain experience in establishing bundled products on the basis of European rules such as the NC CAM before its official entering into force and therefore to facilitate the political targets of an integrated European gas market.
During the pilot phase, the following products were offered:
- 1st quarter of 2013 [January 2014 – March 2014] auctioning 57,980 kWh/h (5,200 m3/h),
- 2nd quarter of 2014 [April 2014 – June 2014] auctioning 57,980 kWh/h (5,200 m3/h),
- 3rd quarter of 2014 [July 2014 – September 2014] auctioning 57,980 kWh/h (5,200 m3/h).
Network Users had the opportunity to register during April and May 2013. This registration process and the capacity auctions were carried out via PRISMA where also detailed rules regarding the auction were published.
- Joint Product Description Paper PL
- Joint Product Description Paper EN
- Shipper Manual PL
- Shipper Manual EN
ONTRAS and GAZ-SYSTEM intend to jointly offer further bundled products besides the bundling products of the pilot. The TSOs aim to also offer bundled yearly, monthly and daily products before the target set according to NC CAM. The feasibility to implement those products is depending on the technical constraints.
In 2011 the Transmission System Operators (TSO) GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., Poland and ONTRAS - VNG Gastransport GmbH, Germany (ONTRAS) started a common project for establishing bundled capacity products at the interconnection point Lasòw. In August 2012, both TSO agreed with the Polish Energy Regulatory Office and the German Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) to launch a respective pilot project in the mid of 2013. The aim was to early implement bundled capacity between Poland and Germany on the basis of the future European Network Code for Capacity Allocation Mechanisms (NC CAM).
The development of the pilot included a market consultation and a shipper workshop in November 2012 in order to ensure the best possible solution for the bundled product principles of the pilot.
With the input of the Network Users the contractual conditions were finalised and agreed with both National Regulatory Authorities in early 2013. At the same time work on the technical implementation of the bundled services was conducted and discussions on the future scope of the cooperation were discussed (see section above).