NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DANISH GAS SYSTEM
Users of the Danish gas system now have an opportunity to influence the development of the system, as the Incremental Capacity process defined in the EU Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms will start during summer 2021.
Although only our border point with Germany (Ellund) is a current interconnection point, and therefore falls under the Network Code above, we would also like to include the future “IP Faxe” (future export to Poland) and our other points in the process to a wide extent, however recognizing unique characteristics of each point.
FOCUS ON FUTURE CAPACITIES
The utilization of the Danish gas system is set to increase with Baltic Pipe operational from 2022. This contrasts with the trend in recent years of decreasing need for gas transportation. However, the Danish national consumption is expected to continue to decrease.
When looking at our future with Baltic Pipe: Is there indeed enough capacity for all users at our entry and exit points? Or is the flipside of high utilization that we are looking at potential bottlenecks, and a need for investment?
We welcome all current and future users to our system, and we want to be able to cater for users’ needs for capacity products in the future.
Some users may also have been involved in the 2019 Incremental Capacity process. There were no binding bids for Incremental Capacity, after an initial non-binding indication of interest – in short, no need for investment. However, the non-binding indications lead to a separate open season process on new capacity to Lolland-Falster and a subsequent investment decision in 2021.
If you are a shipper, you should make yourself familiar with the information exchange and deadlines in the Incremental Capacity process.
IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE, PLEASE CONSULT OUR INFORMATION PACKAGE Please be aware that step 2 and 3 on page 5 in the information package have old dates. The correct date for the annual auction in step 2 is 5 July 2021 and the correct date for the deadline in step 3 is 30 August 2021.