Gas Transmission System Operators GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and AB Amber Grid (TSOs) have published the summary of the Non-Binding Market Survey responses concerning the Gas Interconnection Poland – Lithuania (GIPL). The summary of responses for the GIPL Non-Binding Market Survey, as well as TSOs answers to the questions provided by the Respondents of the survey.
The non-binding Market Survey procedure had been conducted from 4 November to 7 December, 2020 by both TSOs searching for the market views on the development of the services for new transmission capacity in the GIPL. Nine respondents had provided answers, which were elaborated and contained a number of interesting ideas and proposals.
During the non-binding Market Survey, a webinar for the market participants was also organized on 25 November. During the webinar, the progress of GIPL implementation and objectives of the market survey were presented and questions from market participants were answered. The webinar was attended by more than 60 participants from various European countries, including existing and potential market participants, as well as representatives from the regulatory authorities, ministries and other important stakeholders. The unexpectedly large interest and provided feedback showed that the GIPL project has a very promising commercial potential for a regional gas market, but there is also an evident need for designing optimal access conditions to GIPL entry/exit point, which will support the role of GIPL in the development of a competitive energy market in the region and the process of regional gas market integration.
GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and AB Amber Grid appreciate very much all market participants and stakeholders participating in the survey and webinar for their time and efforts put into responding on the addressed topics. Both TSOs believe that this valuable contribution will prove to be very helpful within our further works, analyses and dialogue with the crucial stakeholders in the process of determining the rules of access to GIPL IP, in particular, the National Regulatory Authorities. More detailed proposals will be provided for public consultation in due course upon their preparation.