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Updates on the gas market

Dear market participant, below you can find the updates on the gas market.

Summary:

  • The public consultation on terms and conditions of Balticconnector’s capacity allocation mechanism until 13th of November
  • The public consultation on terms and conditions of Gasgrid Finland’s transmission services until 13th of November
  • Gasgrid organizes webinars on gas market integration in the Finnish-Baltic region – the webinar series continues on November 6
  • Reminder of tariff consultations:
    • Consultation on information in accordance with Article 30 of the Tariff Network Code and Gasgrid Finland’s price list 2021 organized by Gasgrid Finland until 5th of November
    • Consultation on transmission tariffs in the cross-border points of the natural gas system in 2021 and other conditions for transmission services in cross-border connections organized by Energy Authority until 6th of November.

Energy Authority organizes the public consultation on Gasgrid Finland’s terms and conditions regarding transmission services and the capacity allocation mechanism at Balticconnector

The Finnish Energy Authority organizes a public consultation on the terms and conditions regarding gas transmission services, as well as the capacity allocation mechanism at Balticconnector. Market participants and stakeholders are invited to submit their opinios by 13th of November 2020.

Gasgrid Finland Oy has submitted the updated terms and conditions of transmission services and the capacity allocation mechanism at Balticconnector for Energy Authority’s approval. Before making the final decisions, Energy Authority provides the opportunity for all market participants and stakeholders to participate in the public consultation. Opinions may be provided in English.

Link to the consultation material: Click here

Opinions shall be submitted to Energy Authority by e-mail: kirjaamo@energiavirasto.fi or by mail: Lintulahdenkuja 2 A, 00530 Helsinki, Finland, by Friday 13 November 2020. When submitting a statement, please refer to 1951/533/2020 (transmission services) and 1950/533/2020 (Balticconnector capacity allocation mechanism).

For more information about the consultations, please contact:

Specialist Buket Yüksel: buket.yuksel@energiavirasto.fi, tel. +358 29 5050 150 (transmission services)

Senior Adviser Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta: meri-katriina.pyharanta@energiavirasto.fi, tel. 029 505 0093 (Balticconnector capacity allocation mechanism)

Webinars on gas market integration in the Finland-Baltic region – Webinar series continues 6th of November at 9:00-11:00

Gasgrid Finland organized a “Market Design” webinar on 8 October. In the webinar the concept models of market integration and interesting cases on already implemented market integration from European markets were presented. A series of webinars on regional market development continued on Friday, October 30th, when Gasgrid Finland together with the transmission system operators of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania organized a virtual workshop on “Regional Gas Market Development #1”. The workshop covered, among other things, the concepts of a common tariff area and a common balance area, the results of flow modeling in the Finland-Baltic area carried out jointly by Gasgrid Finland and the Baltic transmission system operators, and the market participant’s experiences of operating in three market areas.

The goal of developing the regional market is to develop a well-functioning, secure, reliable, cost-effective, compliant, transparent and non-discriminatory gas market. To achieve this goal, the key theme in the webinars is customer orientation, which is one of Gasgrid’s key strategic priorities.

The next workshop on ”Regional Gas Market Development #2” will be organized on Friday 6th of November at 9:00-11:00. Register for the webinar by clicking here.

See the materials and recordings of the previous webinars: Click here

Reminder of the consultation organized by Gasgrid Finland regarding information in accordance with Article 30 of the Tariff Network Code and Gasgrid Finland’s price list 2021

Gasgrid Finland organizes a consultation on the price list of Gasgrid Finland in 2021, and the information in accordance with the article 30 of Tariff Network Code.

According to the Natural Gas Market Act, the rights and obligations of the transmission system operator to set transmission prices for 2021 are limited to the system’s internal entry and exit points. For cross-border points of the gas system, the Energy Authority, sets transmission prices. In parallel with this consultation, the Energy Authority organizes a consultation on reference prices for cross-border entry and exit points.

The link to the consultation materials: Click here

The written opinions can be submitted by 5th of November 23:59 EET. The final tariffs for the period 1.1.-31.12.2021 will be published by 30.11.2020.

For further information, please contact Gas Market Specialist Mika Myötyri: mika.myotyri@gasgrid.fi

Reminder of the consultation organized by the Energy Authority on transmission tariffs in the cross-border points of the natural gas system in 2021 and other conditions for transmission services in cross-border connections

The Energy Authority consults stakeholders on the cross-border tariffs proposed by Gasgrid Finland until 6th of November 2020. The consultation concerns charges and conditions of the transmission system.

Link to consultation materials: Click here

Opinions must be submitted to the Finnish Energy Authority no later than Friday, 6 November 2020 at the e-mail address: Kirjaamo@energiavirasto.fi with a copy to heikki.mannermaa@energiavirasto.fi. The opinion must refer to diary number 358/503/2020.

Gasgrid Finland Oy is a Finnish state-owned company and transmission system operator with system responsibility. We offer our customers safe, reliable and cost-efficient transmission of gases. We actively develop our transmission platform, services and the gas market in a customer-oriented manner to promote the carbon-neutral energy system of the future. Find out more: www.gasgrid.fi/

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