06.04.2017

GAZ-SYSTEM is launching a non-binding market demand assesment for incremental capacity

Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/459 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems and repealing Regulation (EU) No 984/2013 (CAM NC amendment) published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17 March 2017 applies as from the entry into force, on 6 April 2017.

CAM NC amendment introduces new provisions for an incremental capacity process which define common EU rules for the identification of market demand for incremental capacity. It may be developed by increasing technical capacity at existing interconnection points or by creating a new interconnection point(s) and subsequently be allocated subject to the positive outcome of an economic test.

The first market demand assessment for incremental capacity shall be conducted in 2017 following the entry into force of the CAM NC amendment on 6 April 2017.

No later than 8 weeks after the start of the incremental capacity process, so by 1 June 2017 at the latest, non-binding demand indications for incremental capacity shall be submitted by network users to the Transmission System Operators concerned.

To comply with the requirement arising from the CAM NC amendment, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. launches a non-binding procedure for market demand assessment aimed to evaluate the level of network users’ demand for incremental capacity between the Polish entry-exit system and adjacent entry-exit systems in the coming years. 

According to the CAM NC amendment, based on the demand expressed by the network users, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and transmission system operators of adjacent entry-exit systems will create demand assessment reports. These reports will evaluate the potential need for incremental capacity between relevant entry-exit systems and confirm whether an incremental capacity project will be initiated.

The market demand assessment reports will be published no later than 16 weeks after the start of the incremental capacity process, so by 27 July 2017 at the latest.

Interested network users are asked to send filled in questionnaire for non-binding demand indications for incremental capacity, available below, until 1 June 2017 16.00 (CEST).

The questionnaire together with required attachments shall be sent to the e-mail address incremental@gaz-system.pl and in a written form at the address indicated in the Rules provided below.

Download:
 
• Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/459 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems and repealing Regulation (EU) No 984/2013

• Rules for participation in a non-binding procedure for assessing market demand for incremental capacity

• Questionnaire for non-binding demand indications for incremental capacity

• Information brochure about changes in CAM NC amendment regarding incremental capacity process

Detailed information regarding the incremental capacity process will be available on a dedicated Incremental Capacity Process tab.

Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is a strategic company for the Polish economy, responsible for the transmission of natural gas and the management of the most important gas pipelines in Poland. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is also the owner of Polskie LNG S.A., a company established to build the Świnoujście LNG terminal.
As part of its 2015-2025 investment scheme, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is planning to build over 2,000 km of new gas lines in western, southern and eastern Poland. Further expansion of the domestic transmission system, including construction of new gas pipelines being part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as construction of interconnections with Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will enhance Poland’s energy security and contribute considerably to the development of the European transmission system.
In 2009-2015, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. completed an investment plan consisting in the construction of over 1,200 km of new gas transmission lines in north-western and central Poland. The projects implemented by the company and the physical and virtual reversal on the Yamal pipeline have translated into a significant increase in technical import opportunities on routes other than from the East.

 


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