Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o. (PSG)
A modern company with rich traditions, PSG taps into the experience of more than 160 years of the gas industry in Poland. As the national distribution system operator, its key responsibility is to ensure reliable and safe transport of gas fuels through the distribution systems across Poland, directly to end users and local operators’ networks. The company provides gas transport services under contracts with companies trading in gas fuels.
PSG’s duties include operating, expanding, maintaining and repairing the gas network and its equipment, and testing the quality and quantity of transported gas. Through a pipeline network with a length of some 170,000 kilometres, the company supplies gas to over 6.7 million end users, to whom we deliver more than 9 mcm of gas each year. PSG operates through six branches, located in Gdańsk, Poznań, Warszawa, Wrocław, Tarnów and Zabrze are coordinated by the company’s Head Office in Warsaw.
Until July 31st 2014, all settlements between Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o. and its customers were based on Tariff No.1 for Gas Fuel Distribution Services and LNG Regasification Services, as approved by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office on December 17th 2013. In connection with the energy-unit-based settlement system, implemented as of August 1st 2014, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office, by virtue of a decision of June 18th 2014, approved Tariff No. 2 for Gas Fuel Distribution Services and LNG Regasification Services, effective from August 1st to December 31st 2014.
On December 17th 2014, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office approved Tariff No. 3 for Gas Fuel Distribution Services and LNG Regasification Services, to be effective from January 1st to December 31st 2015. The new tariff applies to settlements related to distribution services provided in specific conditions and specifies a uniform capacity range, based on which allocation to tariff groups is made for customers in whose case the pressure at the point of fuel offtake exceeds 0.5 MPa. The average rates of distribution service charges were increased by 3%.
The Distribution Grid Code for Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o. approved on December 23rd 2013 by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office were effective until July 31st 2014. On July 29th 2014, the President of the Energy Regulatory Office approved a new Distribution Grid Code, which has been in force since August 1st 2014. The new Distribution Grid Code changed the settlement system. On September 30th 2014, the company applied to the President of the Energy Regulatory Office for approval of a draft Distribution Grid Code changing the rules of cooperation with operators of other distribution systems.
In 2014, Polska Spółka Gazownictwa Sp. z o.o. continued 18 projects involving construction, extension and modernisation of its distribution networks, co-financed under the EU Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme.