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Public consultation on AB Amber Grid tariffs’ methodology and indicative 2020-2023 tariffs

On 5 March 2019 National Control Commission for Prices and Energy (NCC) published a document for the public consultation on the reference price methodology for determining the tariffs of services provided by the Lithuanian natural gas transmission system operator AB Amber Grid. The consultation is carried out based on European Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/460 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas (TAR NC), both Art. 26 of TAR NC (Periodic consultation, covering reference price methodology, tariffs and their derivation, and mandatory to be repeated at least every 5 years) and Art. 28 (Consultation on discounts, multipliers and seasonal factors).

Taking into consideration recent regional developments (creation of adjacent FINESTLAT tariff zone, comprising Finland, Estonia and Latvia, and strategic goals of Lithuania to integrate into the regional market), the consultation includes 2 alternative proposals of indicative tariffs for 2020:

SCENARIO 1: Entry-Exit zone – only Lithuania – national scenario;

SCENARIO 2: Entry-Exit zone with FINESTLAT – harmonised with the Baltic countries' market according to Lithuania's proposal to the other countries in the region, i.e. Lithuanian tariffs adjusted aiming to integrate into the regional market with these differences from the national scenario:

1) Entry tariffs equalized with Entry tariffs applied in FINESTLAT, with 75% discount applied at Entry point from LNG Terminal in Klaipėda; 

2) entry-exit tariffs at Kiemenai IP from both Lithuanian and FINESTLAT sides are set at 0 EUR/MWh, and tariffs at Lithuanian Domestic exit point rescalled accordingly).

The consultation document and tariff models are available here.

Final decision on tariffs will be adopted by the NCC after the public consultation.

Please submit comments and proposals by e-mail to rastine@regula.lt (with copy to marta.vorobjova@regula.lt and tariffs@ambergrid.lt ) by 6 of May 2019. 

 

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