05.06.2020

The Polish and Ukrainian TSOs establish single virtual interconnection point “GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/UA TSO”

Operator Gazociagów Przesyłowych GAZ SYSTEM S.A. and  Gas TSO of Ukraine LLC and concluded new interconnection agreement, which prescribes uniting existing two interconnection points – IP Drozdowicze and IP Hermanowice – into one single virtual interconnection point– “GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/UA TSO ” which comes into force on the gas day the 1st of July 2020.

The Polish and Ukrainian gas transmission system operators continue to implement EU network rules, principles, and business practices to provide transparency and liquidity to the gas markets. 

Uniting existing physical interconnection points is one of the latest requirements prescribed by the CAM NC. In the case of  Poland and Ukraine, it became possible finally in 2020, since the same business rules have started to be applied at the beginning of this year.

The TSOs draw the attention of network users to the fact that starting from the 6:00 AM (CET) 1st of July 2020, capacity booking requests and nominations/renominations shall be submitted to “GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/UA TSO” only. Network users will not need to choose via which interconnection point the transportation should be carried out. Still, they will only need to specify the direction of gas transportation.

Already booked capacities of the IPs Drozdowicze and Hermanowice will be transferred automatically to the capacities of the new “GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/UA TSO”.

From UA side, the tariff for gas transportation on interconnection points does not change and remains the same as it was approved by the regulation of Ukrainian NRA № 3013 from 24.12.2019.

From PL side, the tariff for gas transportation on interconnection points also does not change.

The detail information related to available capacity products will be published on GSA Platform .

In line with the agreement concluded between the GSA Platform Operator and Gas TSO of Ukraine LCC market participants will be able to book the capacity of the GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/UA TSO point for the upcoming years by participating in the auction of a yearly product scheduled for July 6, 2020, as well as in following auction procedures for quarterly, monthly and shorter products. The schedule and product details will be available on the GSA Platform website in the Auction Calendar section.

More information is available on the GSA Platform  and LLC “Gas TSO of Ukraine” websites.

Capacity booking will be conducted in accordance with the current network codes of Ukraine and Poland.

According to the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/703 of the 30th of April 2015 establishing a network code on interoperability and data exchange rules, both TSOs conducted consultations with network users in the period from the 3rd of March to the 4th of May, 2020 on:

  • rules for the matching process,
  • rules for the allocation of gas quantities,
  • communication procedures in case of exceptional events.

Find more information on the consulted business rules applied at the virtual interconnection point of the "GCP GAZ-SYSTEM/UA TSO on the  GAZ-SYSTEM  and Gas TSO Of Ukraine LCC websites."

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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