Access to the Transmission Network

Transmission capacity can be booked separately for entry points and exit points and under contracts with durations ranging from several hours for several years. This approach allows customers to build up flexible and effective portfolios.

Interested shippers have access to the transmission system in accordance with the commercial and technical conditions (Download section).

  • Customer registration
  • Customer registration on booking platforms
    • A customer interested in booking transmission capacities at EU points must be directly registered on the respective booking platform (Prisma, RBP).
  • Providing a financial guarantee in accordance with the requirements of the Operational Order
  • Booking of transmission capacities
    • When the above requirements are met, the customer is entitled to book transmission capacities at the entry and exit points of the transmission system.
    • The customer may choose one of the following entry/exit points for entering/exiting the system

      Point

      Description

      Capacity allocation method

      Platform

      Domestic point

      Virtual aggregate point of connection to domestic storage facilities and the distribution network

      “First committed first served”

      EUSTREAM Booking Platform

      Veľké Kapušany

      SK-UA border point

      “First committed first served”

      EUSTREAM Booking Platform

      Budince

      SK-UA border point

      “First committed first served”

      EUSTREAM Booking Platform

      Lanžhot

      SK-CZ border point

      Auctions

      Prisma

      Baumgarten

      SK-AT border point

      Auctions

      Prisma

      Veľké Zlievce

      SK-HU border point

      Auctions

      RBP

    • The booking of transmission capacity and subsequent confirmation of the allocation of transmission capacity constitute the conclusion of a partial contract as an integral part of the Framework Contract.
    • As an alternative to concluding a Framework Contract, the customer interested in services related to transmission to the domestic point and to points with third countries may submit a signed Request for Access to the Transmission System and Gas Transmission, which is to be delivered in a paper form along with the completed registration forms and a current extract from the Business Register of the Slovak Republic.
    • The general terms and conditions of transmission and capacity allocation are set forth in the Operational Order of EUSTREAM.
    • Transmission nominations and allocation of transmission quantities
      • A transmission capacity holder may make gas nominations and a title transfer service user has the right to submit trade notifications for gas transmission between two users within a balancing zone.
      • Gas transmission nominations and trade notifications can be submitted in the manner provided in NC INT:
        • Interactively through the web by logging into the customer zone and entering the values
        • Through document exchange using the AS4 transfer protocol. Supported document formats are edig@s version 4.0 and edig@s version 5.1.
      • Single sided nominations can be used at the EU points where EUSTREAM has the role of passive transmission system operator for all EU points
      • The transmission quantity allocation rules are agreed for each interconnection point in the related interconnection agreement with the respective transmission and storage system operator. For the specific allocation arrangements refer to Publication of Information, part INT NC

    The primary and secondary legislation on the regulation of prices for transmission system access and gas transmission as well as  the publishing obligations arising from the relevant legal standards are in the Gas legislation section.