Capacity allocation

NOTE: The current and detailed interpretation of the principles of the provision of services by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is contained in the applicable Transmission Network Code (TNC). The details of capacity allocation are described in point 7 of the TNC.  
 
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. allocates capacity on transparent and non-discriminatory principles which apply to all transmission system users. 

Type of available products:

Type of product

Period of product availability 

Comments

Annual

Gas year

From 6:00 1st October of the previous year to 06:00 1st October of relevant gas year.

Quarterly

Quarter

In relevant gas year there are following quarters:

From 06:00 1st October of the previous gas year to 06:00 1st January of relevant gas year.

From 06:00 1st January of given gas year to 06:00 1st April of relevant gas year.

From 06:00 1st April of  given gas year to 06:00 1st July of relevant gas year.

From 06:00 1st July of  given gas year to 06:00 1st October of relevant gas year.

Monthly

Gas month

From 06:00 first day of given  month to 06:00 first day of next month

One day

Gas day

From 06:00 given day to 06:00 next day

Types of allocated capacity:
• on a firm basis
• reverse flow on a firm basis
• conditional on a firm basis
• on an interrupted basis – in the absence of the ability to allocate firm capacity and after receiving User acceptance,
• on a reversed basis – on an interrupted basis at specified points of the system.
• reverse flow on interruptible basis

FIRM CAPACITY 

The only condition for applying for capacity allocation is the signature of a transmission contract with GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. as a frame contract and participation in the Capacity Allocation Procedure (PP Procedure). 

 

Capacity allocation during the current gas yearhttp://en.gaz-system.pl/fileadmin/pliki/iriesp/en/TNCv25_EN_approved_20160203.pdf

Type of product

PDeadline for applying to
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. 
for submitting a PP/PZ application

Effectiveness date – use of the service

Annual

No earlier than 2 months before and no later than 2 weeks before date of use of the service

From the next gas quater

Quarterly

No earlier than 2 months before and no later than 2 weeks before date of use of the service

From the next gas month

Capacity Allocation Procedure 

for the gas year following the gas year when the procedure of providing capacity is carried out

Type of product

Deadline for applying to
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. 

with a PP/PZ application

Effectiveness date -
 start of use
of the service

Yearly

20 April – 10 May of each gas year

From 1 October of the following gas year when the procedure of providing capacity is carried out

Quaterly

Monthly

The following are required for participation in the CA Procedure:
• the conclusion of a frame contract with GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
• the submission of a capacity allocation PP application (PP Application)
• the submission of Financial Security Statement.


The capacity allocation procedure (window of time 20 April –10 May) is also necessarily applied to half-yearly, quarterly and monthly periods, the implementation of which is to start on 1 October of the gas year following the gas year in which the capacity is allocated.


Every participant of the PP Procedure may submit one PP Application in a given physical point of entry or exit, in which he specifies the order for annual, half-yearly, quarterly and monthly periods.


The date of submission of the application for the conclusion of a transmission contract, a contract on capacity allocation (PP) or the amendment of these documents is considered the date of submission of documents to GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. which are correct in formal/legal terms. Applications submitted in the PP Procedure shall be assessed in formal/legal and technical terms. 


• By the 10th June the information for PP Procedure participants on necessity to allocate capacity among existing and new system users through a PP Agreement (if the sum of the capacity ordered at the connection with domestic gas fuel deposits, gas mixing and low-methane natural gas conversion facilities, as well as at the connection with customer installations and the distribution network of the distribution system operator, with which an inter-operator transmission contract has not been concluded, exceeds the available capacity) is provided.
• By 31st July the information for PP Procedure participants about capacity allocation is provided.

 

Capacity allocation in the overnomination procedure 

Type of product

Deadline for applying to
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. 
with a PP/PZ application

Effectiveness date -
 start of use
of the service

Daily


2 weeks before the date of use of the services

 

In accordance with approved nomination

Within-day (interrupted)

 The capacity available under the overnomination procedure is provided under a transmission contract, capacity and transmission ability allocation (PP/PZ) and nomination confirmed by the TSO.

 

Auction Procedure

For physical entry and exit points at interconnections with transmission systems of neighbouring countries (FPWEOSP and FPWYOSP) in national transmission system

Type of product

Deadline for applying to
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. 
with a PP/PZ application

Effectiveness date -
 start of use
of the service

Yearly

In line with Auctions Schedule

 

 

Start of the use of service in accordance with the period of auctioning product availability.
Conclusion of PP/PZ takes place electronically by providing access in IES to the capacity allocation.





Quarterly

Monthly

Daily

Within-day

Capacity allocation is contracted according to the auction mechanisms described in point 7.4.12 of the TNC.

The right of participation in an auction organized on GSA Platform shall be limited to the Auction Participants, i.e. the System Users that fulfill all requirements described here.

 

INTERRUPTED CAPACITY 

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. specifies the level of the available interrupted capacity, ensuring equal treatment of all entities.
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. provides interrupted capacity if there is no firm capacity available.  The user can use the firm and interrupted capacity at one point. 


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