13.12.2018

GAZ-SYSTEM CEO elected to the ENTSOG Board

On 12th December 2018, during the ENTSOG General Assembly – the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas - the new ENTSOG Management Board for the term 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2022 was elected.

Tomasz Stępień, the President of the Management Board of GAZ-SYSTEM, was nominated for the member of the ENTSOG Board along with other 12 representatives of the European transmission system operators. Mr Stepień is in parallel one of the five representatives of the operators from the Central and Eastern Europe and Baltic Sea region.

The continuation of the presence of  GAZ-SYSTEM’s representative in the ENTSOG Board during upcoming three-year term is particularly valuable considering the process of revising the EU regulations for the gas market launched by the European Commission, to be completed with the preparation of concrete legislative proposals by 2020 strengthening the functioning of the European gas market.

The choice of the GAZ-SYSTEM representative to the ENTSOG Board is also an important element of company's many years cooperation and involvement in the coalition of transmission network operators from Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic Sea region on the ENTSOG forum. This cooperation allows planning engagement in ENTSOG activities, also through a long-term participation in the management bodies of the organisation.
More information on ENTSOG is available at: http://www.entsog.eu/

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European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) is an organization established back in 2009, aimed at taking up tasks meant to develop an internal natural gas market within the European Union. GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. is the member of ENTSOG since its very beginning.

Detailed objectives and targets of ENTSOG result from the EU legal acts. This organization deals with developing and implementing network codes in areas defined by the Regulation 715/2009, drawing up European Ten-Year Network Development Plans (TYNDP), regional investment plans (Gas Regional Investment Plan – GRIP) as well as annual summer and winter supply outlooks. In addition, it issues recommendations on coordination of technical cooperation among transmission system operators in EU and third countries.

 

 

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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