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(NW) Bulgartransgaz: Capacity between National Networks Is Sufficient to Unite the Two Balance Zones

August 12 (BTA) – During a public discussion on Thursday at the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) of draft rules for amendment of the rules for balancing the natural gas market by Bulgartransgaz EAD said that the company has carried out technical activities under an investment programme, so that the capacity between the two national networks, national and transit, is already sufficient to be able to unite the two balance zones. According to Bulgartransgaz EAD, this is a step forward in favor of the market, because in this case the market participants no longer have the obligation and need to reserve the capacity of a transfer point. Their balance positions will be formed at the entry and exit points of the two gas transmission networks in a common balance zone. This necessitated a change in the balancing rules. A technical connection has been made near the Valchi Dol compressor station, the company said. The number of connection capacities has been increased in order to be able to transfer commercial quantities of natural gas between the two networks. The closed meeting of the EWRC, at which a decision on the rules amending the rules for balancing the market is to be adopted, is scheduled for September 16, 2021. RI/MT/МТ/