Dear partners,

We would herewith like to inform you that in line with obligations under Regulation (ЕU) No.2017/459 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems Bulgartransgaz EAD will announce a yearly products capacity allocation procedure for the next 5 years on the RBP in line with ENTSOG standard auction calendar, namely on 06.07.2020 for firm products, and on 20.07.2020 accordingly for interruptible products, at 10.00 am local time (07.00 UTC).

Firm yearly capacity products at interconnection points as well as the transfer point between the NGTN and the GTNTT to be offered in the procedures on 06.07.2020 are given in the tables below.

Concerning the offer of yearly interruptible products, these will be identified after the firm capacity will be allocated at the yearly auction, but before the auction of firm capacity with a shorter duration starts in line with the requirements of article 32(9) of Regulation (ЕU) 2017/459. In line with item 9 of the preamble of Regulation (ЕU) 2017/459, interruptible capacity shall not be offered, if there is available firm capacity.

Name of the point

Direction

2020-2021

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

kWh/d

kWh/d

kWh/d

kWh/d

kWh/d

Negru Voda 1/Kardam

RO-BG

192 950 691

192 950 691

192 950 691

192 950 691

192 950 691

Negru Voda 1/Kardam

BG-RO

109 497 459

109 497 459

109 497 459

109 497 459

109 497 459

Strandzha 2/Malkoclar

TR-BG

228 902 200

0

0

0 0

Ruse- Gurgiu

RO-BG

23 903 280

24 263 280

24 263 280

24 263 280

24 263 280

Ruse- Gurgiu

BG-RO

23 840 719

23 840 719

23 840 719

23 840 719

23 840 719

Kulata/Sidirokastron

GR-BG

58 343 490

58 343 490

58 343 490

58 343 490

58 343 490

Kulata/Sidirokastron

BG-GR

0*

0*

0*

0*

0*

IP Zaychar - Kireevo**

BG-RS

59 791 500

42 750 000

42 750 000

42 750 000

42 750 000

IP Zaychar - Kireevo**  

RS-BG

18 990 000

303 840 000

303 840 000

303 840 000

303 840 000


* The capacity available at Kulata/Sidirokastron, 8 694 447 kWh/d respectively, shall be offered as short-term products provided the requirements under article 8(6) and (7) - 10% of the existing technical capacity shall be set aside for short-term products and if the available capacity is less than the proportion of technical capacity to be set aside, the whole of any available capacity shall be set aside, and shall be offered as a short-term product no earlier than the first annual quarterly capacity auction in accordance with ENTSOG calendar.

** To be offered as yearly capacity product of gas year 2020 - 2021, where the period of use for the first year shall be 01.01.2021 – 01.10.2021.

Annual capacity products at internal interconnection points (Transfer point)

 

Gas year

 

Annual capacity product

(in direction GTNTT >NGTN)

kWh/d

Annual capacity product

(in direction NGTN > GTNTT)

kWh/d

2020-2021

290 613 150

19 056 600

2021-2022

290 613 150

19 056 600

2022-2023

290 613 150

19 056 600

2023-2024

290 613 150

19 056 600

2024-2025

290 613 150

19 056 600

 

The firm capacity products, announced by Bulgartransgaz EAD, will go through a bundling procedure under Art. 19, §1 of the Regulation. If impossible to ensure the bundling at the Platform of firm capacity products, as well as in case of differences between the technical and bundled capacities, these capacities will be offered as unbundled capacity products (providing capacity at the respective interconnection point only in Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission network).

Please, note that the capacity at a Transfer point shall be allocated as a bundled product (the user shall receive capacity on both sides of the point), even though at RBP it is marked as unbundled due to technical reasons.

We draw the attention of the interested parties not registered as users of Bulgartransgaz EAD gas transmission network, that according to Art. 10a of the Rules for access to the gas transmission and/or gas distribution networks and for access to the natural gas storage facilities, in force as of 27.12.2016, they should submit an application for access, together with the following documents:

- an excerpt from the commercial register in the country of the applicant, proving the current legal status of the applicant;

- an excerpt from the commercial register or other competent authority in accordance with the national legislation, proving that the applicant is not in insolvency proceedings and has not been declared in liquidation or insolvency.

An application form can be found here.

The application together with the accompanying documents can be submitted at any time during business days - in person, by registered mail or by courier, at Bulgartransgaz EAD Head office, Sofia, Lyulin 2 residential area, 66 Pancho Vladigerov Blvd., or by e-mail to:

access@bulgartransgaz.bg

The allocation procedures of annual, quarterly, monthly, daily and within-day capacity products will be carried out according to the timetables set out in ENTSOG auction calendar, which can be found at the following link:

https://www.entsog.eu/capacity-allocation-mechanisms-nc#cam-nc-early-implementation-documents-and-auction-calendar