The biannual publication of a Regional investment plan is a legal obligation for European TSOs, stemming from Directive 2009/73 Article 7 and further detailed by Regulation (EC) 715/2009 Article 12.
Enhancements of this edition
This GRIP edition is fairly consistent with the previous one with the addition of Flow analysis which highlights the flow patterns in the Southern Corridor Region under certain standard sourcing configurations.
Structure of the report
The report is structured in five main parts dealing with: \\ Gas Demand: Historical data one presented and recent trends are shown, especially on the use of gas for power generation. \\ Gas Supply: The gas sources supplying the Region are presented together with the trend and forecast for national production. Reference is also made to new potential gas sources in the Region as well as to non-conventional gas sources. \\ Market Analysis: In this part import prices are compared among various areas of the Region and capacity reservation at IPs is presented in order to identify potentially congested IPs. \\ Role of the Region in the development of the EU infrastructure: Reference is made to the large projects in the Region and their contribution to the EU’s security of supply. Moreover smaller projects are also presented mainly those included in the PCI list, adopted by the European Commission in September 2015, grouped according to their rationale. \\ Network assessment: In this part the results of the network modelling are presented along with the indicators for the infrastructure Resilience Assessment and the Sensitivity of expected flows to the price signals referring to three sources: Russian gas, LNG and Azeri gas. In the Appendices we present: \\ Country profiles \\ Project information \\ Demand data The TSOs of the Region hope that this document will help the market assess the candidate infrastructure projects providing useful information to all stakeholders. Note: the SC GRIP 2017– 2026 has been approved by nine TSOs of the Region, namely GasConnect Austria, Trans Austria Gasleitung GmbH, Bulgartransgaz, Plinacro, DESFA, FGSZ, SRG, Transgaz, Plinovodi.