27.07.2017

GAZ-SYSTEM has published, together with the interoperating system operators, demand assessment reports for incremental capacity

Pursuant to 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, GAZ-SYSTEM, together with operators of adjacent transmission systems, assessed market demand for incremental capacity for the first time.

Based on the non-binding demand indications received, the operators prepared joint demand assessment reports. The reports estimated potential demand for incremental capacity in the respective entry-exit systems and specified whether an incremental capacity project should be initiated.

The conclusions from the incremental capacity demand assessment are as follows:

a)  Poland-Czech Republic interconnection: the indicated capacity demand will be covered as part of the construction of the Poland-Czech Republic interconnection (Stork II), so it is not necessary to initiate an incremental capacity project.

Demand assessment report for incremental capacity between the Polish gas transmission system and the Czech gas transmission system.

b) Poland-Lithuania interconnection: the indicated capacity demand will be covered as part of the construction of the Poland-Lithuania interconnection (GIPL), so it is not necessary to initiate an incremental capacity project.

Demand assessment report for incremental capacity between the Polish gas transmission system and the Lithuanian gas transmission system.

c) Poland-Germany (Gaspool) interconnection: no demand indications were submitted in the process of assessing demand for incremental capacity between the gas transmission systems of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and GASCADE (IP Mallnow), so no project will be initiated. The capacity available at this interconnection (the part of the technical capacity that is not reserved) is currently sufficient to cover the potential capacity demand at the Mallnow interconnection point between Poland and the Gaspool area.

Demand assessment report for incremental capacity between Poland and GASPOOL.

d) Poland-Germany (Gaspool) interconnection: in the process of assessing demand for incremental capacity between the gas transmission systems of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and ONTRAS (IP GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/ONTRAS), demand indication was submitted for incremental capacity at the GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/ONTRAS exit point which exceeds the currently available capacity (part of the technical capacity that is not reserved). In order to meet the expectations of market participants interested in incremental capacity at this interconnection, the operators decided to initiate a design phase for this interconnection.

Demand assessment report for the incremental capacity process between Poland and GASPOOL.

 We encourage you to read about the principles underlying the process of non-binding demand assessment for incremental capacity. The documents are published in the Incremental procedure tab.

The demand assessment reports for incremental capacity are also available on the ENTSOG website.

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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