01.04.2019

The President of the Energy Regulation Office approved the Transmission Network Code (TNC)

The Transmission Network Code was approved by the Decision of the President of the ERO (URE) of 26 March 2019 (27th version).

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. adapted the provisions of the new version of the TNC to the changes arising out of the amendment of the Energy Law regarding the mechanism of the Reserve Sale. In particular, a list of grounds for initiating the Reserve Sale was introduced, as well as a procedure for the operator to enter into a Reserve Sale Agreement on behalf of the customer.

The reason for updating the provisions of the TNC arises also from the expiry of the period for using the temporary measures pursuant to the Commission Regulation (UE) no. 312/2014 of 26 March 2014 establishing a network code concerning balancing gas in the transmission networks (NC BAL). According to the new code, there will be no tolerance for unbalancing, and balancing the low methane gas will be carried out under the market principles, based on the instruments of the Intraday Market operated by the Polish Power Exchange.

The introduction of the above changes by the GAZ-SYSTEM closes another significant phase of implementing the regulations of the European Network Codes in the national Network Transmission Code – NTC. Pursuant to the decision of the President of the Energy Regulation Office, the amended NTC becomes effective as of 1 April 2019, 6.00 a.m.

Please note, that the content of the NTC approved by the President of the Energy Regulation Office was published by GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. in the Customer zone.

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 owns Polskie LNG, the operator of the President Lech Kaczyński's LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

 


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