GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is launching market evaluation survey regarding the long-term demand for capacity between the Polish and German transmission systems

Following the signals from the natural gas market in Poland, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. has decided to conduct a survey addressed to the market participants, which is aimed to estimate interest in the potential expansion of the transmission system.

The basis for the market assessment regarding the development of the transmission system are provisions of the Transmission Network Code (section and 4.1.3), according to which the transmission system operator is obliged to plan the network development by consulting the direction of the development with market participants. The abovementioned analysis is for the TSO to become acquainted with the market expectations regarding the extension of the interconnection points connecting Polish and German transmission systems in both directions of the gas flow.

As a part of the survey, market participants are requested to submit non-binding questionnaires indicating the potential demand for gas transmission services for the period of  20 years starting from 2017 in both directions of the gas flow, i.e. from Poland to Germany and from Germany to Poland. Submitted questionnaires will form the basis for the analysis of possible directions of the development of the Polish transmission system on the border with Germany.

Based on the results of the analysis, a decision on a possible expansion of the system will be taken, and later, in the event of a decision that such expansion will take place, the relevant capacity allocation procedure will take place during the binding phase of the capacity allocation.

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. expects the questionnaires to be submitted until 9 October 2015, 16.00 (CEST). Once the procedure is finished, the Company will publish a summary of the results.

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. informs that this survey is conducted independently of the procedure organized by the German operators, whose aim is to estimate the demand for the use of cross-border connections in the area of GASPOOL. In order to obtain reliable results, market participants should take part in both procedures.



Rules of the market survey procedure regarding the long term capacity demand and the expansion of cross-border interconnections between transmission systems of Poland and Germany

Questionnaire of demand for capacity

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