Open Season 2017
Last updated on 5. January 2017
Open Season 2017
Shippers are invited to provide and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. with investment signals required for realization of the Baltic Pipe Project. First step in the process is a market consultation of the rules.

Market Consultations of the binding Open Season Procedure for the Baltic Pipe Project
The project promoters of the Baltic Pipe Project, the Polish and the Danish gas transmission system operators, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and have launched the market consultations of the Open Season procedure.

By publishing of the “Model Paper” together with the documents regarding the Open Season procedure both TSO's would like to consult with all relevant stakeholders of the Baltic Pipe Project the Open Season procedure, scheduled for 2017.
All market participants, respective adjacent system operators and respective regulators are welcomed to become dialogue partners and are invited to submit their comments and questions to the Rules as well as to planned process until 06.01.2017, 16:00 (CET) at the latest.
The consultation responses will influence on the final Open Season Rules
After the consultation, and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. will evaluate the responses received during the consultation, and will adjust the Open Season Rules. The final version of the Open Season Rules is subject to approval of relevant authorities in both countries. 
The Open Season process is designed to enable shippers to provide relevant TSOs with positive investments signals that are required for realization of the Baltic Pipe Project. The process will run from December 2016, starting with a market consultation of the rules, until the second half of 2017 by signing the capacity agreements which will be subject to conditions precedent.
Please forward your questions
During the market consultation, participants may submit written questions to and/or GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. concerning the Open Season 2017.
All questions must be written in English and must be emailed to one or both of the below email addresses:
All communication with and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. regarding Open Season 2017 shall be in English. In addition, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. shall also allow for communication regarding the OS 2017 in Polish.
Questions and answers
All questions and answers will be made public in this “Q&A section” on this site in an anonymous form. The Participants shall ensure that the wording of the questions does not make it possible to identify the Participant who has submitted the question.
When is the information meeting?
- The meeting is 8 December 2016 in's office in Ballerup. Read more:


Julie Frost Szpilman+4523338652Send mail
Julie Frost Szpilman
Christian Allan Rutherford+4523338908Send mail
Christian Allan Rutherford


​Open Season has historically been used in a variety of forms as a way of providing new infrastructure in the USA and a number of European countries.

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Model Paper:

Model Paper - Open Season 2017 for the Baltic Pipe Project

Financial Model:

Guidelines for BETA-version of the financial model related to the Baltic Pipe Project feasibility study 

Draft Open Season 2017 Rules:
Appendices for Open Season 2017:

Appendix 3A - Registration Form

Appendix 3B - Bank  Guarantee

Appendix 3C - Draft Capacity Agreement

Appendix 3D - Standard Framework Agreement

The draft Open Season 2017 Rules with appendices and other documentation are in a draft form only and subject to consultation with and approval from authorities. Changes to the attached draft documents are expected; based on input received during this consultation, arising out of further work on the drafts within and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., consultation with authorities and otherwise. Whereas, and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. will examine diligently all input received during the hearing, and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. reserve their right in their free discretion to incorporate some of the input received and to disregard other input.
As and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. will be publishing the questions received and answers given during this hearing, we ask all parties providing input in this hearing to note if any part of the questions asked should be treated as confidential by and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. and not be published as part of the hearing.


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