PUBLICATIONS ACCORDING TO CHAPTER 3 ANNEX I OF REGULATION (EC) № 715/2009

REGULATION (EC) № 715/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks stipulates Transmission system operators (TSOs) to publish information regarding the services they offer and the relevant conditions applied, together with the technical, tariff and operational information necessary for network users to gain effective network access.

In order to enhance market transparency, under the coordination of European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG), the transmission network operators developed common standardized format for publication of the required data.

Bulgartransgaz EAD as member of ENTSOG has implemented the Transparency Template in this section of the web page. It contains information about the natural gas transmission network and services offered by Bulgartransgaz EAD, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Annex № 1 to Regulation (EC) № 715/2009.

 

 

PointsRequirements of Chapter 3 of Annex № 1 to Regulation (EC) № 715/2009
3.1.2 (a)
Description of the different services offered and their charges
3.1.2 (b)
Types of offered transportation contracts
3.1.2 (c)
Network code and/or the standard conditions outlining the rights and responsibilities of all network users
3.1.2 (c) (2)
Specification of relevant gas quality parameters

Natural gas quality characteristics (Annex No. 2 to Harmonized contract for access and transmission, General terms and conditions to contract for access and transport of natural gas through the gas transmission networks of Bulgartransgaz EAD, point 4, page 5)

Natural gas quality certificate

Natural gas quality indicators

Methodology on converting measured natural gas quantities from volume units into energy units

3.1.2 (c) (3)
Information on pressure requirements
3.1.2 (c) (4)
Procedure in the event of an interruption of interruptible capacity

Stop and limitation of natural gas transmission by the operator. Interruption of interruptible capacity (Annex No. 2 to Harmonized contract for access and transmission, General terms and conditions to contract for access and transport of natural gas through the gas transmission networks of Bulgartransgaz EAD, point 13, page 16)

3.1.2 (d)
Harmonized procedures applied when using the transmission system, including the definition of key terms
3.1.2 (e)
Provisions on capacity allocation, congestion management and anti-hoarding and reutilisation procedures
3.1.2 (f)
Rules applicable for capacity trade on the secondary market

Secondary capacity transactions (Harmonized contract for access and transmission of natural gas through the gas transmission networks of Bulgartransgaz EAD, point 7, page 5)

3.1.2 (g)
Rules on balancing and methodology for the calculation of imbalance charges
3.1.2 (h)
Flexibility and tolerance levels included in transportation and other services without separate charge, as well as any flexibility offered in addition to this and the corresponding charges

Provision of a linepack flexibility service to network users, envisaged by Chapter IX of Regulation (EU) № 312/2014 is not offered at the moment. Under the conditions for application of interim measures under Regulation (EU) № 312/2014 approved by the NRA, Bulgartransgaz applies a tolerance, in line with the requirements of Article 50 of Regulation (EU) № 312/2014, defined by the Daily Imbalance Charge Calculation Methodology.

3.1.2 (i)
Description of the gas system of the transmission system operator and its relevant points of interconnection
3.1.2 (j)
Rules applicable for connection to the system
3.1.2 (k)
Information on emergency mechanisms

Preventive Action Plan and Emergency Action Plan according to Art. 4 , § 5 of Regulation (EC) № 994/2010 of the European Parliament and Council of 20.10.2010 concerning measures to safeguard security of gas supply and repealing Council Directive 2004/67/EC (Regulation) and Art. 72a, para 1 of the Energy Act.

Ordinance No. 10 of 9 June 2004 on the procedure for introducing limiting regime, suspension or restriction of production or supply of electricity, heat and natural gas - SG No. 63/20.07.2004 (only in Bulgarian)

3.1.2 (l)
Procedures agreed upon by transmission system operators at interconnection points, of relevance for access of network users to the transmission systems concerned, relating to interoperability of the network, agreed procedures on nomination and matching procedures and other agreed procedures that set out provisions in relation to gas flow allocations and balancing, including the methods used
3.1.2 (m)
Methodology used to calculate the technical capacity

3.3 (1) (a-e)

3.3 (3)
3.3 (5)

Actual and historical information for the technical capacity, total interruptible capacity, booked and available firm and interruptible capacity. Actual physical flows
3.3 (4)
Measured values of the gross calorific value and the Wobbe index
3.3 (1) (f-g)
Interruptions information
3.4 (1)
3.4 (2)
Information on secondary trading

Harmonized conditions for secondary capacity transactions (Harmonized contract for access and transmission of natural gas through the gas transmission networks of Bulgartransgaz EAD, point 7, page 5)

Information on the aggregated amounts of capacities offered and contracted on secondary market

3.4 (3)
Balancing services

„Regarding the balancing service of its system, Bulgartransgaz provides to each network user, for each balancing period, its specific preliminary imbalance volumes and cost data per individual network user, by the 4th day of the month after the end of the reporting month.

The provision of this information respects confidentiality of commercially sensitive information. The relevant information is accessible to each network user via its individual user account in the information system Commercial Dispatching System (CDP).

3.4 (4)
Flexibility services, other than tolerances

Currently Bulgartransgaz EAD do not offer flexibility services, other than tolerances.

3.4 (5)
Linepack information
3.4 (6)
Instruments for calculating tariffs

 

REGULATION (EC) No 715/2009:

REGULATION (EC) No 715/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 July 2009 on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1775/2005

COMMISSION DECISION of 10 November 2010 amending Chapter 3 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks

COMMISSION DECISION of 24 August 2012 on amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks

COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2015/715 of 30 April 2015 amending Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the natural gas transmission networks