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Nikos Katsis, NNGS Operation Division Director, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)


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Athens Energy Forum 2019 | Panel Discussion 4 - Update on Regional Midstream Developments

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Nikos Katsis, NNGS Operation Division Director, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)

  1. 1. ATHENS ENERGY FORUM 2019 The Challenge for Stability in the Region Nikos Katsis, Operations Division Director 28 January 2019
  2. 2. HELLENIC GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM OPERATOR (DESFA) DESFA is established DESFA certified as National Natural Gas Transmission Operator Privatization process is completed DESFA certified as Ownership Unbundled Operator March 2017 March 2017 20 Dec 2018 December 2018 34 % 66 % SENFLUGA SA DESFA owns and operates the Greek National Natural Gas System (NNGS), which consists of the National Natural Gas Transmission System & the LNG Terminal on the island of Revithoussa.
  3. 3. +95.000m3 High Efficiency 13 MW CHP unit for power & thermal needs 2ND UPRGADE OF REVITHOUSSA LNG TERMINAL A strategic project for the Balkan region
  4. 4. IP KULATA (BG)/SIDIROKASTRO (GR)New 12.470.000 Νm3/Day KIPI 4.300.000 Νm3/Day AGIA TRIADA 19.150.000 Νm3/Day 4.100.000 Νm3/Day (ELBG) 10.800.000 Νm3/Day (BGEL) 1.000.000 Nm3/Day (ELBG) 10.800.000 Νm3/Day (ELBG) ΤΑΡ 4.800.000 Νm3/Day 1466 km high pressure pipelines 1 LNG regasification terminal 3 gas entry points to the country From the completion of 2nd upgrade of Revithoussa LNG Terminal - 2019 onwards From the construction / upgrade of the necessary Compressor Stations & Interconnection with TAP Physical reverse Flow to BG due to 2nd LNG Upgrade: 1,5 bcm/y Physical reverse Flow to BG due to 2nd LNG Upgrade + New CSs: 4 bcm/y NEW CAPACITIES FOR THE NGTS
  5. 5. Vertical Corridor Connection with FYROM SUPPLY OF EUROPE WITH LNG VIA NNGS
  6. 6. NEXT STEPS INTERCONNECTION OF GREECE-ITALY: ICP  The Incremental Capacity Procedure (ICP) is a TPA capacity booking process, foreseen by CAM NC issued in March 2017, which fully regulates the interconnection between two or more transportation systems  26/05/2017: SNAM and DESFA have received a non-binding demand indication for the reservation of capacity aimed at interconnecting the Greek and Italian gas systems  Requested Capacity: 358 GWh/d (~34 Mcm/d) Greece -> Italy Preliminary Information to NRAs Dec’ 2018 TSOs send project to NRAs NRAs’ decision TSOs publish the allocation notice Incremental capacity auction and economic test
  7. 7. DESFA is the Technical Coordinator of the Poseidon-Med II co-financed Action with 26 beneficiaries from 3 countries (GR-IT-CY) SMALL SCALE LNG PROJECTS 2
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention!