Monday, 14 July 2014

Decision 589/2014

Continuation of the discussion in the context of monitoring the implementation of the commitments undertakenby the company DEPA SA., according to Decision No. 551 / VII / 2012 of the HCC.

Decision 589/2014
File (PDF) Decision 589/2014
Date of Publication of Decision July 14th, 2014
Issue Number of Government Bulletin
Relevant Market

Supply of natural gas market and the secondary market for access to the natural gas network

Subject of the Decision

Monitoring the implementation of the commitments undertaken by DEPA SA under Decision No. 551 / VII / 2012 of the HCC for cessation of possible violations of articles 2 of L.  3959/2011 (former article 2 of L.  703/1977) and 102 TFEU. Commitment’sAmendment.

Legal Framework

Article 25 par. 6 L. 3959/2011

Operative part of the Decision

Acceptance of DEPA's Commitment proposal

Investigated company (ies)


Summary of Decision

The HCC unanimously decided and accepted the proposal of the Public Gas Company SA (DEPA) to amend the commitments adopted by its previous decision (No. 551 / VII / 2012), and specifically to modify its parameters and method of operation for the supply of quantities of natural gas through electronic auctions, in order to achieve the most efficient operation of the electronic auction system, to increase the participation of companies, optimize the sources of gas supply to customers and to enhancethe development of competitors in the gas supply market through their access to a flexible natural gas supply holistic portfolio.

The decision anticipated, inter alia, the supply of quantities of natural gas both through auctions and on an annual basis, the offer of more and / or differentiated products through electronic auctions, the further allocation of the shares of the respective auctioned quantity, as well as the adoption of measures regarding the formulation and certification of starting price of auctioned quantities, and the delivery of auctioned quantities to the Virtual Declarations’ Point of the Natural Gas Transfer System (ESFA). The above decision was taken following consultation with DEPA customers and in collaboration with the Energy Regulatory Authority (RAE).

Judicial Means Final. No appeal.
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