Consultations concernig the new draft of the TNC and workshop for gas market participants

GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. invites all interested parties to take part in the consultations of the draft of amendments to the Transmission Network Code of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. (the “TNC”).

The proposed changes result from the need to adapt the TNC to changing legal requirements as well as result from experiences of application of current Network Code and suggestions received from network users.

The key changes to the provisions of the Code result, among other things, from the implementation of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2017/459 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems and repealing Regulation (EU) No 984/2013 (NC CAM), which introduces procedures concerning incremental capacity at interconnection points. Moreover, the provisions concerning the procedure for the mobilisation and settlement of mandatory stocks of natural gas have been updated and aligned with the current Stockpiling Act. In addition, the amendment introduces provisions on the within day obligations which are related to the expiring period of the application of interim measures according to NC BAL (Commission Regulation (EU) No 312/2014 of 26 March 2014 establishing a Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks). In view of the amendment of the Act on Measurements, new principles related to the verification of gas meters have also been proposed.
The detailed list of changes can be found below in the published draft of the Transmission Network Code (version 26).

The following documents can be downloaded:
Draft of the Transmission Network Code (consolidated version)
Draft of the Transmission Network Code (markup version)
Form for reporting general comments to the TNC draft
Form for reporting detailed comments to the TNC draft

Additionally, in accordance with Article 26(4) NC BAL, you are invited to take part in consultation of the Methodology and assumptions used in arriving at the conclusion that the planned within day obligation meets criteria set out in Article 26(2) NC BAL.

The following documents can be downloaded:

Form for reporting comments concerning the methodology and assumptions for the implementation of within day obligation.

Potential comments should be sent by 30 March 2018 (Friday) using the provided forms, to the following email address: instrukcja@gaz-system.pl

For those customers of GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. who are interested in obtaining additional information concerning the new draft of the TNC, the TSO  will organise a workshop which will be held on Thursday 22 March 2018, between 10.00 – 15.00 hours in Adgar Ochota conference centre at al. Jerozolimskie 181 B in Warsaw.

The agenda of the workshop covers the following topics:

  • The procedure for the mobilisation and settlement of mandatory stocks of natural gas;
  • Capacity forecasts;
  • Expiry of the period of interim measures application under NC BAL and within day obligations,
  • Change in the principles concerning the verification of gas meters.

Everyone interested in the participation in the meeting is kindly requested to fill out the provided electronic form by Thursday 15 March 2018. Due to organisational constraints, we would appreciate if you registered up to two representatives of your organisation.

The confirmation of participation in the meeting and detailed agenda of the workshop will be sent on Friday, 16 March 2018.

GAZ-SYSTEM is a strategic company for the Polish economy. It is responsible for the transmission of natural gas, manages the most important gas pipelines in Poland and owns the President Lech Kaczyński LNG Terminal in Świnoujście.

As part of the 2015-2025 investment programme, GAZ-SYSTEM is constructing over 2000 km of new gas pipelines in the western, southern and eastern parts of Poland. Over a dozen new gas pipelines are under construction within the North-South Gas Corridor and the compressor station in Kędzierzyn Koźle, as well as interconnections with Lithuania and Slovakia. Onshore gas pipelines are planned to connect the planned FSRU floating terminal in the Gulf of Gdansk with the national transmission system. The LNG Terminal in Świnoujście is also being extended, as a result of which the regasification capacity of this facility will be increased by more than a half.

The company is also implementing one of the most important infrastructural projects in the country - the Baltic Pipe project which consists in the construction of a two-way offshore gas pipeline connecting Poland and Denmark, expansion of the local transmission network and three gas compressor stations.


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