23.03.2018

The cost allocation between Poland and Denmark approved by national regulators

The Polish Energy Regulatory Office (ERO) and the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority (DERA) have issued a coordinated decision regarding the cross-border cost allocation of the Baltic Pipe project.

The decision was issued on the basis of a joint application submitted by GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet pursuant to Article 12 sec. 3 of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure.

According to the regulation, the project promoters shall submit an investment request together with a proposal of cross-border cost allocation to all national energy regulatory authorities in the Member States where the project is expected to have a significant positive net impact. In the case of the Baltic Pipe project which is generating the positive net impact in both countries involved – i.e. in Poland and Denmark, the investment request was submitted jointly by GAZ-SYSTEM and Energinet to the ERO and DERA respectively.

The approval reflects the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits arising from the implementation of the Baltic Pipe project for the Member States concerned, as well as the possible need for financial support.
 

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The Danish Energy Regulatory Authority 

Urząd Regulacji Energetyki

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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