GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and Are Investigating a Possible Connection Between the Two Transmission Systems

Discuss the role that Gas Storage and Transmissions has to play in safeguarding the EU's security of energy supply, and how regulators are rejuvenating this dynamic market.

London, United Kingdom, May 11, 2016 --( The Polish gas TSO - Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and the Danish gas TSO - are investigating the possibility of establishing a connection between the Polish and the Danish gas transmission systems – the so called Baltic Pipe project. In 2015, both TSOs have been granted EU aid under the Connecting Europe Facility Programme (CEF) to perform a study “Feasibility Study regarding the PCI Poland - Denmark interconnection Baltic Pipe.” The Baltic Pipe project is indicated on the European Commission list of the PCI projects (Projects of Common Interest), adopted on Nov 18 2015. The main objectives of the PCI project Baltic Pipe are to further strengthen supply diversification, market integration, price convergence and security of supply in primarily Poland and in Denmark and secondly in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Baltic region.

(Source: GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., 16 March 2016, ‘GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and are investigating a possible connection between the two transmission systems’)

Against this backdrop, SMi is proud to announce that both GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and will be sharing case studies at the 10th annual conference on Gas Storage and Transmissions, taking place on 15th - 16th June 2016 in London, UK:

Hans Aage-Nielsen, Gas Market Development at, will be leading a presentation on Day One at 09:50 titled ‘Security of supply in a declining gas market’. His session will cover the following key points:

• Assessing the current gas storage market
• European market coupling for flexibility
• How will the European gas market be affected by COP 21?

Piotr Kus, Director at Gaz-System S.A., will be delivering an opening address on Day Two at 09:10 titled ‘Natural gas market and infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe’. His presentation will cover the following areas:

• Role of natural gas in region’s energy policy
• Market evolution and major developments
• Overview of current and planned investment projects
• Changes in regulatory landscape

The 10th annual Gas Storage and Transmissions conference will provide the ideal platform to discuss the role storage and transmissions can play in safeguarding the EU's security of energy supply, in addition to the role regulators have to play in rejuvenating this dynamic market. Case studies will be provided on current and future infrastructural developments across Europe, including the Turkish, Nord and South Streams and the forthcoming Nord Stream 2 project. The two-day event will assess whether diversifying gas supply routes and new interconnector projects can meet the growing need for natural gas imports in Europe as production in the North Sea continues to fall.

Speaker Panel includes:
• Christophe Poillion, VP and Director of European Strategy, GRTgaz and Chairman of the Task Force on Security of Supply, Gas Infrastructure Europe
• Ralph Bahke, Managing Director, ONTRAS Gastransport GmbH
• Paul Corcoran, Chief Financial Officer, Nord Stream 2 AG
• Christoph von dem Bussche, Managing Director, Gascade
• Michael Kohl, Managing Director, RWE Gasspeicher
• Gabriele Lucchesi, Managing Director, Edison Stoccaggio SpA

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

Plus, don't miss two interactive pre-conference workshops taking place on 14th June 2016:

A: Delivering gas storage and pipeline projects for the energy union: Lessons learned
Hosted by: Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner and CEE Head of Energy, CMS Cameron McKenna
Pavlin Stoyanov, Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna
8.30 – 12.30

B: Gas portfolio asset optimisation
Hosted by: Dr Christos Papadopoulos, Director, Energy Exemplar
13.30 – 17.30
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