Approved interim measures (BAL NC)

On 29 September 2017, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office issued a decision approving the “Report on the Interim Measures Planned for the Implementation by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. in connection with the entry into force of Commission Regulation- (EU) No 312/2014 of 26 March 2014 establishing a Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks.” The report submitted by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. provides for the implementation of the following interim measures:

1. imbalance tolerance at a level which corresponds to the maximum quantity of gas that can be purchased or sold by each network user at weighted average price for the balancing area covering the national transmission system for high-methane gas;

2. interim imbalance charge which substitutes the method of the calculation of a daily imbalance charge set forth in Chapter V of Regulation 312/2014 with respect to the TGPS balancing area and the balancing area covering the national transmission system for low-methane gas;

3. balancing platform meaning a trading platform where the Transmission System Operator is a trading participant with respect to all the transactions for the balancing areas of low-methane gas and TGPS, as well as of high methane balancing area (limited to “locational products” at the interconnection points with the adjacent TSOs located in the countries which are not EU members).

The selection of potential interim measures available to the transmission system operator, together with the description of the principles of their application is set out in Articles 47-50 of Regulation 312/2014 (BAL NC).

The interim measures approved for application by the decision of the President of ERO of 29 September 2017 will remain in effect from 06:00 a.m. on 1 October 2017 until 06:00 a.m. on 1 October 2018. 

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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