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Natural gas market in the Republic of Slovenia

20 September 2019

In the company Plinovodi d.o.o. we are aware of the importance of using the natural gas as an energy source and an active involvement of Slovenian gas market in European developments. This is why a traditional workshop under the name »Natural gas market in the Republic of Slovenia« was organized on Tuesday, 17th of September 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the importance of an efficient natural gas market, the current and future role of natural gas. We wanted to present the importance of future prospects for natural gas in the European perspective and beyond our national borders, as many attendees of the meeting have shown through their presence. In addition to the invited speakers and representatives of the company Plinovodi d.o.o. the international diversity of the participants also significantly contributed to the workshop. By attending and cooperating at the workshop we were honoured by the representatives of Energy Agency as a national energy regulator and the ministry, representatives of system users, natural gas suppliers, balancing group leaders, representatives of the media and other stakeholders in the natural gas market. More about the workshop can be found on this link Workshop.

Additional information about maintenance works on Austrian transmission system in October 2019

12 September 2019

Transmission system operator Plinovodi d.o.o. additionally informs network users that Austrian transmission system operators Gas Connect Austria GmbH (GCA) in Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (TAG) have published the list of planned maintenance works and reduction of capacities at relevant points caused by maintenance works on Austrian transmission pipeline TAG and SOL. Because of mentioned planned maintenance works the transport in Austrian transmission system and on Austrian border point Murfeld-Exit will be reduced.

From published data about reductions of transmission capacities in Austrian transmission system it is evident that main transmission limitations at interconnection point Murfeld/Ceršak will be in period from 4th October 2019 (6:00) to 14th October 2019 (18:00), where GCA published 100% reduction of firm capacities on point Murfeld-Exit and publishes available capacity up to 41% of technical capacity Murfeld-Exit. Information about reductions is published also on web pages of Plinovodi d.o.o. in the area “Planned maintenance”. On 14th June, 2019, we informed each of the Balance group leaders about the works on the Austrian transmission system by special message.

Balancing group leaders (network users) are asked to consider the information about reductions of transmission capacities in their nominations for interconnection point Murfeld/Ceršak and match the quantity with their suppliers on Austrian side of interconnection point. For additional information about availability of capacities and its utilisation at Murfeld-Exit we suggest to Balancing group leaders to contact the GCA in due time. All Balancing group leaders are also asked to ensure that their total daily nominated quantities at exit points are balanced with their total daily nominated quantities at entry points also for mentioned reduction periods.

Workshop »Natural gas market in the Republic of Slovenia« on 17.9.2019

06 September 2019


We are pleased to invite you to our eighth workshop for our network users, which we have enriched with current important topics. We will present legislative novelties, summarize the situation on the market and show projects that will contribute to a more efficient market and more reliable supply of natural gas in the Republic of Slovenia. Particular emphasis will be placed on the sustainable use of natural gas as an economically efficient and environmentally friendly energy source.


Framework program for workshop on 17th September 2019

8.30 – 9.00       Reception of participants

9.00 – 9.15       Opening speech by the General Manager

9.15 - 11.00      First part: Slovenian gas market

  • Regulatory and legislative novelties,
  • The natural gas market in Slovenia,
  • Review of Forecasting party project,
  • Network User Services (NUS) portal novelties and
  • Ten-year Gas Transmission Network Development plan for the 2020-2029 period.

11.00 – 11.30    Coffee break

11.30 – 13.50    Second part: Natural gas and Gas infrastructure

  • Perspectives on transmission systems in recent European Commission documents,
  • Sustainable projects and sectors integration,
  • CNG in Slovenia,
  • Study of the environmental impacts of natural gas with life cycle assessment,
  • Comparative technical and economic analysis of gas heat pumps usage in the supply of heat and cooling energy,


Please confirm your participation at the latest on Thursday, 12th September 2019 to e-address: skr@plinovodi.si.


Your attendance at the workshop is free of charge and will take place on Tuesday, 17th September 2019 in the conference rooms of the Hotel Austria Trend, Dunajska cesta 154, Ljubljana, https://www.austria-trend.at/en/hotels/ljubljana.


We are looking forward to meet you again.


Plinovodi d.o.o.

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»Natural gas market in Slovenia« workshop in September

12 July 2019

Transmission System Operator for natural gas in the Republic of Slovenia invites all network users and stakeholder representatives on Tuesday, 17th September 2019 to the eighth workshop »Natural gas market in Slovenia«, where the TSO along with invited stakeholders will introduce its own view on the new features from the natural gas market.

Detailed agenda and location of the workshop will be presented in due time.

Sincerely invited.

Plinovodi d.o.o.

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Non-binding market demand survey on incremental capacity for interconnection points (1)

02 July 2019

We are informing you that as of today, 2nd July 2019, the Transmission System Operator has launched a non-binding market demand assessment on incremental capacity for interconnection points. Transmission System Operator, in accordance with the Articles 26 to 29 of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/459, invites all Network Users to fill in the non-binding incremental capacity survey on this link, which will be available for eight weeks until 27th August 2019. Please send duly completed survey to e-mail: SKR@plinovodi.si.  

Firm entry capacities on IP Rogatec

01 January 2019

With 1st January Slovenian TSO Plinovodi d.o.o. and Croatian TSO Plinacro Ltd enabled the booking of firm capacities on border interconnection point Rogatec via PRISMA capacity booking platform. All additional technical details are available on our web page and  PRISMA platform.

 

PLINOVODI d.o.o.

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Webpage upgrade

28 December 2018

We would like to inform you that we plan to upgrade our webpage on 3rd January, 2019.

Demand Assessment Report for incremental capacity between Slovenia and Hungary

23 October 2018

Plinovodi d.o.o. and FGSZ Ltd have conducted a non-binding market demand survey on incremental capacity of the Hungarian-Slovenian bidirectional gas flow. In cooperation and together with adjacent TSO FGSZ the Demand Assessments Report, according to the Articles 26 to 28 of  Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/459,  for interconnection point Tornyiszentmiklós/Pince was agreed and published. Yours sincerely, PLINOVODI d.o.o. Connected through energy

Workshop Slovenian Gas Market in the Region

19 September 2018

In Plinovodi d.o.o., we are aware of the importance of Slovenian gas market integration in the regional gas market developments. This is why we have organized seventh, already traditional workshop on Wednesday, 12th September 2018 under the name “Slovenian Gas Market in the Region”. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the importance of an effective natural gas market, the current and future role of natural gas, and the adequacy and development of infrastructure. The importance and interest in these topics was confirmed by the presence of more than 120 participants. By attending and cooperating at the workshop we were honoured by Italian and Hungarian state representatives, representatives of the ACER and Energy Agency as a national energy regulator, the Hungarian and Slovenian Energy Research Institute REKK representatives and representatives of all neighbouring transmission system operators. In addition to the invited speakers and representatives of the company Plinovodi, the diversity of the participants significantly contributed to the visibility of the workshop. Among the attendees, there were also the representatives of system users, natural gas suppliers, balancing group leaders, representatives of the media and other stakeholders in the natural gas market. More about the workshop can be found on this link “Workshop“.

Slovenian Gas Market in the Region

19 September 2018
As a Transmission System Operator for natural gas in the Republic of Slovenia, Plinovodi d.o.o., we are aware of the importance of Slovenian gas market integration in the regional gas market developments. This is why we have organized a traditional spring workshop on Wednesday 4. 4. 2018 under the name “Slovenian Gas Market in the Region”. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the importance of an effective natural gas market, the current and future role of natural gas, and the adequacy and development of infrastructure. The importance and interest in these topics was confirmed by the presence of more than 140 participants. By attending and cooperating at the workshop we were honoured by Slovenian, Italian and Hungarian state representatives, representatives of Italian transmission system operator Snam Rete Gas, Hungarian transmission system operator FGSZ, Hungarian gas storage operator Magyar Földgáztároló, representatives of the Energy Agency as a national energy regulator and the Hungarian and Slovenian Energy Research Institute REKK and Jožef Stefan. In addition to the invited speakers and representatives of the company Plinovodi d.o.o. the diversity of the participants significantly contributed to the visibility of the workshop. Among the attendees, there were also the representatives of Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (Acer), system users, natural gas suppliers, balance group leaders, representatives of the media and other stakeholders in the natural gas market, as also general public. More about the workshop can be found on this link “Workshop“.

Non-binding market demand assessment for incremental capacities of the Hungarian-Slovenian bidirectional gas flow

06 September 2018

We hereby inform you that, according to the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/459 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on capacity allocation mechanisms in gas transmission systems and repealing Regulation (EU) No 984/2013 (hereinafter referred to as Regulation), the transmission system operators cooperate in the processes of assessing market demand for incremental capacity at the joint interconnection points. The demand for bidirectional flow between the Hungarian and Slovenian market, which in turn enables connection of the Hungarian and Italian market, will be assessed in the process of collecting non-binding indicators. Your eventual non-binding indicators for the demand for transmission capacities in both directions between Hungarian and Slovenian transmission system should be made for periods (gas years) after 2023 and should in accordance with the Article 26(8) of the Regulation contain:

  1. The amount of capacity or volumes of natural gas for which you indicate the demand,
  2. Information on non-binding demand indications which were or will be submitted to other transmission system operators, in case such indications are linked to each other, such as demand for capacities at several related interconnection points.

We would like to emphasize that the submitted indications by the network users in no way represent a commitment of either the network users of the transmission system operators nor does it incur any costs. Its sole purpose is to assess the subsequent steps in compliance with the Regulation. Plinovodi d.o.o. will publish in agreement with adjacent TSO FGSZ Ltd the results in a Demand Assessment Report (DAR) according with Articles 26 to 28 of the Regulation. We kindly ask you to submit your non-binding indication by filling the attached form Capacity-Demand-Survey-2018 and return it to our email address SKR@plinovodi.si no later than October 3 2018. With this, we would like to thank the bidders who have already submitted their indications until today, which will be included in DAR. Yours sincerely, PLINOVODI d.o.o. Connected through energy  

Workshop Slovenian gas market in the region

05 September 2018
We are pleased to invite you to our seventh workshop for our network users, which we have enriched with current important topics. The Slovenian gas market is increasingly involved in regional natural gas environment; therefore, foreign organisations representatives from ACER, ARERA, REKK, FGSZ and Snam Rete Gas will join us to present their view on the topic. Legislative novelties will be presented, we will summarize the situation on the market and show projects that will, by our estimation, contribute to a more efficient market and more reliable supply of natural gas. Framework program for workshop on 12th September 2018 8.30 – 9.00        Reception of participants 9.00 – 9.15       Opening speech by the Management of Plinovodi 9.15 - 10.45      First part: Slovenian gas market
  • Regulatory and legislative novelties,
  • The natural gas market in Slovenia,
  • Review of project Forecasting party before the launch,
  • Network User Services (NUS) portal novelties and
  • Possibility of compressed natural gas (CNG) development.
10.45 – 11.15    Coffee break 11.15 – 12.45    Second part: Gas infrastructure
  • Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER): Presentation of methodology for evaluating PCI projects,
  • Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK): Gas infrastructure need in Europe - what are the key drivers and assumptions defining the result,
  • Establishment of bidirectional gas route on Slovenian – Croatian border point Rogatec.
12.45 – 14.00    Lunch break 14.00 - 16.00    Third part: Regional gas infrastructure and the gas market
  • Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA) Italian energy regulator view on gas infrastructure and gas market
  • FGSZ, Plinovodi, Snam Rete Gas: Common project Hungary – Slovenia – Italy,
  • Conclusion.
Please confirm your participation at the latest on Friday, 7th September 2018 in electronic form, to the following address: SKR@plinovodi.si. Your attendance at the workshop is free of charge and will take place on Wednesday, 12th September 2018 in the conference rooms of the Hotel Austria Trend, Dunajska cesta 154, Ljubljana, https://www.austria-trend.at/sl/hotels/ljubljana. We are looking forward to meet you again. Sincerely invited. Plinovodi d.o.o. Connected through energy

Publication of Consultation Document in accordance with Article 26 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/460

03 September 2018
Transmission system operator for gas, company Plinovodi d.o.o., in accordance with Article 26 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/460 of 16 March 2017 establishing a network code on harmonized transmission tariff structures for gas on 31 August 2018 published the consultation document. The consultation is open until 31 October 2018.   PLINOVODI d.o.o.

Amending the Interconnection Agreement at Rogatec interconnection point

02 August 2018
Transmission system operator Plinovodi d.o.o. informs that is under amending the Interconnection Agreement at Rogatec interconnection point signed in June 2014 and amended in April 2016 with Plinacro d.o.o., transmission system operator in Croatia, pursuant to the provisions of EU Regulation 2015/703 establishing a Network Code on Interoperability and Data Exchange Rules (INT NC). The amendment of the Agreement provides:
  • the implementation of natural gas bi-direction transmission at Interconnection Point Rogatec;
  • the modification of the shipper pair set up;
  • the modification of the interruption of service and emergency operation.
Here follow the chapters of the Interconnection Agreement regarding the amended contents: In the document are used abbreviations and definitions as follow:
  • Direct Flow - means the commercial and/or physical gas flowing through the IP Rogatec from the Republic of Slovenia to the Republic of Croatia.
  • Reverse Flow - means the commercial and/or physical gas flowing through the IP Rogatec from the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Slovenia.
  • Shipper - means a Plinovodi Shipper or Plinovodi Network user and/or a Plinacro Shipper or Plinacro Network user.
  • OBA - Operational Balancing Account,
  • IP – Interconnection Point.
In accordance with the provisions of art. 4.2 of INT NC, the Users can submit their comments to the mailbox pso@plinovodi.si, by the 15th of August 2018.

A workshop Natural gas market in Slovenia

18 July 2018
Transmission System Operator for natural gas in the Republic of Slovenia invites all network users and stakeholder representatives on Wednesday, 12th September 2018 to the seventh workshop »Natural gas market in Slovenia«, where the TSO along with invited stakeholders will introduce its own view on the new features from the natural gas market. Detailed agenda and location of the workshop will be presented in due time. Sincerely invited. Plinovodi d.o.o. Connected through energy

Information about maintenance works on Austrian transmission system (1)

06 July 2018
Transmission system operator Plinovodi d.o.o. informs network users that Austrian transmission system operators Gas Connect Austria GmbH (GCA) in Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH (TAG) have published the list of planned maintenance works and reduction of capacities at relevant points caused by maintenance works on Austrian transmission pipeline TAG and SOL. Because of mentioned planned maintenance works the transport in Austrian transmission system and on Austrian border point Murfeld-Exit will be reduced. From published data about reductions of transmission capacities in Austrian transmission system it is evident that main transmission limitations at interconnection point Murfeld/Ceršak will be in period from 31st July 2018 (6:00) to 2nd August 2018 (16:00), where GCA published 100% reduction of firm capacities on point Murfeld-Exit. Information about reductions is published also on web pages of Plinovodi d.o.o. in the area “Planned maintenance”. Balancing group leaders (network users) are asked to consider the information about reductions of transmission capacities in their nominations for interconnection point Murfeld/Ceršak and match the quantity with their suppliers on Austrian side of interconnection point. All Balancing group leaders are also asked to ensure that their total daily nominated quantities at exit points are balanced with total daily nominated quantities at entry points also for mentioned reduction periods.

Act determining tariff rates for network charges for the natural gas transmission system

04 June 2018
According to Energy Law, Act on the methodology for determining the regulatory framework of the natural gas transmission system operator, Act on the methodology for determining network fees for the natural gas transmission system and given approval from Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia to the regulatory framework of the natural gas transmission system operator and to the tariff rates for network charges for the natural gas for the regulatory period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, Plinovodi d.o.o. issued the Act determining tariff rates for network charges for the natural gas transmission system, which is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 37/18) and enters into force on 1 January 2019 and is valid until 31 December 2019.

Invitation on Workshop Slovenian Gas Market in the Region

30 March 2018

Invitation on Workshop Slovenian Gas Market in the Region

We are pleased to invite you on 4th April 2018 to attend our sixth workshop for network users, which we have upgraded with current important topics. The Slovenian gas market is increasingly involved in regional natural gas environment, therefore we intent to present legislative innovations, summarize the situation on the market and show projects that will, in our estimation, contribute to a more efficient market and more reliable supply of natural gas. At this year’s event the colleagues of the neighbouring transmission system operators from Italy (Snam Rete Gas) and Hungary (FGSZ) will join us as active participants. Workshop Programme 8.30 – 9.00        Reception of participants 9.00 – 9.15        Opening speech by the Management of Plinovodi 9.15 – 10.45      First part – current changes in the field of natural gas in Slovenia:
  • New aspects on European and national legislation
  • Digitalization of capacity contracts in Slovenia
  • The natural gas market in Slovenia
  • Current status on the project “Application for forecasting non-daily metered consumption”
  • Questions and discussions.
10.45 – 11.15    Coffee break 11.15 – 13.00    Second part – options for the natural gas in the national energy sector:
  • Current and future role of the natural gas (Jožef Stefan Institute)
  • Security of supply with natural gas (The Energy Agency)
  • Contribution by the national regulator (The Energy Agency)
  • Presentation of the Ten Year Development Plan for the Transmission Gas Network for the period 2019-2028 (Plinovodi)
  • Questions and discussions.
13.00 – 14.00    Lunch 14.00 – 16.30    Third part – Infrastructure
  • National gas policy as part of national energy policy – Energy concept for Slovenia (Ministry of Infrastructure)
  • Regional gas market and trends of development – Quo Vadis (REKK Institute)
  • Presentation Bidirectional gas route Italy – Slovenia – Hungary
    • FGSZ,
    • Snam Rete gas,
    • Plinovodi
  • Questions and discussions.
16.30 – 17.00    Conclusion Please confirm your participation, no later than Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in electronic form, to the following address: SKR@plinovodi.si,. Your attendance at the workshop is free of charge and will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the conference rooms of the Hotel Austria Trend, Dunajska cesta 154, Ljubljana, https://www.austria-trend.at/sl/hotels/ljubljana.   We are looking forward of your visit, General Manager Marjan Eberlinc   Deputy General Manager M.Sc. Sarah Jezernik   Plinovodi d.o.o. Connected through energy

A workshop Natural gas market in Slovenia

20 February 2018
Transmission System Operator for natural gas in the Republic of Slovenia invites all network users and stakeholder representatives on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 to the sixth workshop »Natural gas market in Slovenia«, where the TSO along with invited stakeholders will introduce its own view on the new features from the natural gas market. Detailed agenda of the workshop will be presented in due time. Sincerely invited. Plinovodi d.o.o. Connected through energy

Act amending the network code for the natural gas transmission network

10 January 2018
According to the Energy Law and Act on mandatory content of the system operating instructions for the natural gas transmission network, the Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia has given the approval to the Act amending the network code for the natural gas transmission network (leagally unbinding translation), which was published in Official Gazette in the Republic of Slovenia, No. 80/17 and is applicable from 1st January 2018.