Gas Transmission System Operators (TSOs) of the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region publish today the Gas Regional Investment Plan 2017

The TSOs of the CEE region are pleased to release the Gas Regional Investment Plan 2017 (CEE GRIP) which provides a comprehensive outlook of planned infrastructure projects in the region. The CEE GRIP was prepared in line with Article 12(1) of the Regulation (EC) 715/2009.

The third edition of the GRIP for CEE region is strongly linked with the EU-wide Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2017 (TYNDP 2017). Beyond the TYNDP 2017, the CEE GRIP provides an additional overview of broader gas market dynamics by looking at aspects linked to supply scenarios, market integration, and the security of supply (SoS) on the regional level. The key analysed areas which formed the main focus of this report are:
• the future development of gas infrastructure in the CEE region,
• specific simulations of network modelling to assess market integration and SoS,
• the development of a regional approach to SoS demand and supply scenarios,
• CEE GRIP Regional N-1 analysis up to a 10-year time frame,
• a detailed focus on the potential of natural gas in the transportation sector.  

The involved TSOs hope you find this CEE GRIP useful and informative and would like to encourage stakeholders to provide further comments and proposals in the consultation process under way and to participate in a workshop, which is scheduled to take place in Prague (Na Pankráci 125, Prague 4, the Czech Republic) on 20 June 2017.

All remarks along with relevant comments on the CEE GRIP 2017 and registration requests for the workshop should be sent in English by 9 June 2017 to the following contact:
• contact person: Zuzana Procházková
• e-mail: ceegrip@net4gas.cz

The CEE GRIP 2017, including its annexes, can be downloaded from the websites of GAZ-SYSTEM and ENTSOG.

The CEE region for this GRIP comprises 10 countries and 18 TSOs:
• Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
• TSOs: Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH, GAS CONNECT AUSTRIA GmbH (Austria), Bulgartransgaz EAD (Bulgaria), Plinacro d.o.o. (Croatia), NET4GAS, s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Fluxys TENP GmbH, Gasunie Deutschland Transport Services GmbH, GRTgaz Deutschland GmbH, ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH, Open Grid Europe GmbH, GASCADE Gastransport GmbH, terranets bw GmbH (Germany), FGSZ Ltd., Magyar Gáz Tranzit Zrt. (Hungary), GAZ-SYSTEM (Poland), Transgaz SA. (Romania), eustream, a.s. (Slovakia), PLINOVODI d.o.o. (Slovenia).



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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