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

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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