NON-BINDING DEMAND ASSESSMENT INDICATIONS FOR INCREMENTAL CAPACITY AT INTERCONNECTION POINTS

Dear partners,

Regarding the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2017/459 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems Bulgartransgaz EAD launches its second process of assessing market demand for incremental capacity at interconnection points. The process consists of several phases, starting with incremental capacity demand assessment and ending with the construction of the incremental capacity projects in case of a successful economic test in line with the Regulation.

The process shall take place every odd-numbered year, and the first phase is the submission by the users of their non-binding demand indications (over a period of 8 weeks) as of the date of the firm yearly capacity auction in line with ENTSOG Auction Calendar. Next step is the preparation by the TSOs of joint Demand Assessment Reports (DARs) and their publication within up to 16 weeks as of the yearly auction (21 October 2019).

Therefore, Bulgartransgaz EAD informs its current and potential users on the opportunity to submit their non-binding demand indications for incremental capacity at interconnection points. Such information should be submitted within eight weeks as of the firm yearly capacity auction e.g. by 26 August 2019 including, filling in the standard form available here.

Network users can also submit their non-binding demand indications after that deadline, and in this case TSOs may decide whether to include them in the current DARs or use them for the next assessment in 2021.

Regulation (EU) 2017/459 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms is available here.

If you have any questions or you need to send the completed and signed Standard Forms, please use the following email: info@bulgartransgaz.bg