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Market consultation of the interconnection agreement between Amber Grid and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
 
The Lithuanian and Polish gas transmission system operators – AB Amber Grid and Operator Gazociągów Przesyłowych GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. intend to conclude an interconnection agreement regarding the gas transmission through SANTAKA interconnection point, which will connect the gas transmission systems of Poland and Lithuania after the construction of a new cross-border gas pipeline.
 
According to the Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/703 of 30 April 2015 establishing a network code on interoperability and data exchange rules, both TSO’s shall invite the network users to comment on the proposed text of:
 
1) rules for the matching process,
2) rules for the allocation of gas quantities,
3) communication procedures in case of exceptional events.
 
It is important to note that matching rules for nominations will be applied for hourly gas quantities at the Santaka interconnection point.
 
All market participants are invited to submit their comments and questions by sending them to the e-mail address: consultation@ambergrid.lt and instrukcja@gaz-system.pl. This consultation will run from 27th April 2021 until 30th June 2021. 
After the consultation, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Amber Grid will evaluate the responses received during the consultation and take the network users’ comments into account when concluding abovementioned interconnection agreement.
 
 
Public consultation on AB Amber Grid tariffs’ methodology and indicative 2022-2023 tariffs
 
Considering that in 2022 the Lithuania-Poland gas interconnection (GIPL) point will be commissioned, the National Energy Regulatory Council (LT NRA), on 16 December 2020, published the second document for the public consultation (the first one was carried out in 2019) on the reference price methodology for determining the tariffs of services provided by the Lithuanian natural gas transmission system operator AB Amber Grid for year 2022 (also the forecast of transmission tariffs for the last year of regulatory period 2023 is provided). 
 
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).
 
The document of public consultation (which was open from 16 December 2020 until 17 February 2021), tariff models, consultation responses received and evaluation of responses received (their summary) are available here.
 
Final decision on tariffs will be adopted by the LT NRA after assessing comments and proposals to be received from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) by May 31st 2021.
 
 
 
 

 

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