AB Amber Grid is the operator of Lithuania’s natural gas transmission system and is in charge of transmission of natural gas (transportation of natural gas through high pressure pipelines) to system users, and operation, maintenance and development of natural gas transmission system. AB Amber Grid started its operations on 1 August 2013, when the fixed-term natural gas transmission licence (issued to AB Amber Grid by the National Control Commission for Prices and Energy) came into effect. On 10 April 2015, AB Amber Grid was issued with an open-ended gas transmission business license and was designated as the Transmission System Operator.

The gas transmission system operated by AB Amber Grid is comprised of gas transmission pipelines, gas compressor stations, gas metering and distribution stations, cathodic protection installations (protecting gas transmission pipelines from corrosion), as well as data transmission and telecommunications systems. Customers of AB Amber Grid are large companies (power plants, district heating plants and industrial companies) as well as medium sized companies operating in Lithuania and gas supply companies, to which AB Amber Grid renders natural gas transmission services. Employees of AB Amber Grid have long-term experience in the field of gas system operation and maintenance and the necessary management skills and qualifications.

AB Amber Grid was established on 11 June 2013 pursuant to a resolution adopted by a General Meeting of Shareholders of AB Lietuvos Dujos in implementation of requirements of legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania providing for the unbundling of the natural gas transmission activity from other activities. By the aforesaid resolution the General Meeting of Shareholders of AB Lietuvos Dujos approved the Terms and Conditions of the Spin-off providing for a spin-off from AB Lietuvos Dujos (continuing its activities) of a Transmission System Operator company on the basis of assets, rights and obligations attributed to the gas transmission activity. AB Amber Grid was registered with Lithuanian Companies' Registry on June 25, 2013.

Shareholder structure of AB Amber Grid: UAB EPSO-G (Lithuania) holds a 96.58% stake, minority shareholders hold a 3.42% stake.

AB Amber Grid is the Full Member of ENTSOG (the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas).

AB Amber Grid’s mission is safeguarding national strategic interests by efficient development of gas transmission system, assurance of reliable gas transportation, active contribution to the development of an integrated European gas transmission system and creation of conditions for the development of a competitive gas market. 

AB Amber Grid‘s vision is acting actively and in cooperation with the region‘s gas transmission system operators create a favourable conditions for the functioning regional gas market within the integrated European gas network.

AB Amber Grid‘s values

With a view to the implementation of the Strategic Directions, Amber Grid is forming an appropriate organisational culture based on the Company’s values. In 2014, the Company identi ed six key corporate values: mutual trust, competence, cooperation, openness, responsibility, resultorientation and successfully implemented the project for the communication of the values to the Company’s staff.

Amber Grid is guided by common human values, by national values and by professional values. Amber Grid’s values form a basis for the Company’s behaviour, activities, and corporate culture.

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