Dear partners,

The new Regulation (EU) 2017/459 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems enters into force on 6 April 2017. In connection with Chapter V of the Regulation, Bulgartransgaz EAD launches its first 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, starting in 2017, and the first two phases are the submission by the users of their non-binding demand indications (over a period of 8 weeks) and preparation by the TSOs of joint Demand Assessment Reports (DARs) within the same term of 8 weeks.

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 with Greece and Romania. Such information should be submitted within eight weeks as of the entry into force of Regulation (ЕU) 2017/459 - by 1 June 2017 including, filling in the standard form enclosed hereto 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 2019.

In connection with article 26, paragraph 11, Bulgartransgaz EAD does not intend to charge for the activities, resulting from the submission of the non-binding demand indications.

The new Regulation (EU) 2017/459 on capacity allocation mechanism is available here

If you have any questions including the submission of the filled-in and signed Forms, please use the following email: