10.01.2018

2018–2027 Ten-Year National Development Plan agreed upon with the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (URE) and approved by the General Meeting of Shareholders

At the end of December 2017, the General Meeting of Shareholders of GAZ-SYSTEM approved the 2018–2027 Ten-Year National Development Plan (TYNDP), accepted in October 2017 by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office.

The infrastructural aims of GAZ-SYSTEM are focused primarily on satisfying the current and future demand of domestic customers for natural gas while ensuring stable gas supplies.

The 2018–2027 TYNDP, which consistently implements the Company’s strategy and the national energy policy, defines a new strategic investment programme focused on the implementation of infrastructural projects being part of the so-called Northern Gate. The main goals of the Northern Gate programme are to create a connection with Norwegian gas fields using an offshore gas pipeline between Poland and Denmark (Baltic Pipe) and increase the regasification capacity of the existing LNG terminal.

In parallel with activities related to the Northern Gate and other interconnections, the domestic transmission system continues to be expanded. These projects will be of key importance for ensuring stable gas deliveries to Poland, as well as gas deliveries to Central and Eastern Europe.

The top-priority investment tasks in the Polish transmission system will be prepared and implemented by 2022. They will include, most importantly, the Baltic Pipe and other tasks, which are a continuation of investment programs defined in the 2016–2025 Development Plan.

The 2027 perspective also includes investment tasks whose implementation will depend on the degree of development of gas markets in Poland and in the region.

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The preparation of the 2018–2027 TYNDP was preceded by large-scale consultation with market participants, interoperating system operators and based on the accurately estimated market demand for system transmission capacity.

The draft Development Plan has to be agreed upon with the President of the Energy Regulatory Office (pursuant to Article 16(16) of the Energy Law of 10 April 1997). The development of the transmission system is planned based on the directions, objectives and activities of the Polish energy policy defined in:

  • the “Polish energy policy until 2030” (a document accepted by the Council of Ministers on 10 November 2009),
  • the Energy Law,
  • European legal acts: Regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council: No 715/2009 of 13 July 2009 and No 994/2010 of 20 October 2010,
  • the projected demand for gas in Poland until 2030 (prepared by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A in 2013).

The ten-year perspective for planning the development of the transmission system results from the legal acts included in the 3rd Energy Package, published on 21 February 2013, and is consistent with the Ten-Year National Development Plan (TYNDP) prepared as part of ENTSO-G. The Development Plan takes into account the strategic directions for the operation and development of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.

We invite you to read an extract from the 2018–2027 Ten-Year National Development Plan of the Transmission System.

GAZ-SYSTEM plays a strategic role in the Polish economy. We are responsible for natural gas transmission and operate the most important gas pipelines in Poland. As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM plans to build over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Further development of the national transmission network, including the construction of new gas pipelines making part of the North-South Gas Corridor, as well as the construction of interconnections with the neighbouring countries, will strengthen Poland’s energy security and make an important contribution to the development of the European transmission system.

The Company is implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in Poland – the Baltic Pipe project, which consists in the construction of a bidirectional offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark and the expansion of the local transmission network.

GAZ-SYSTEM also controls Polskie LNG, the operator of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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