DESFA ensures in any case the balance between Natural Gas Deliveries and Receptions in the National Natural Gas Transmission System (NNGTS) by the Transmission Users (Gas Balancing), taking into account the losses and stored quantities of Natural Gas on the Transmission System, aiming to the reliable, secure and effective operation thereof.
DESFA takes all measures it deems necessary for restoring lack of Gas Balancing in the NNGTS (Balancing Action), in order to ensure in any case the reliable, safe and effective operation thereof. In order to proceed to a Balancing Action, DESFA takes into consideration mainly the prevailing pressure levels of the NNGTS and the LNG stock, the ability to store Natural Gas to the NNGTS and the concurrent existence of positive and negative lack of balancing of the Transmission Users.
DESFA, for the provision of Gas Balancing services, is allowed to enter agreements with Users or third parties for the supply and delivery to the NNGTS or the sale and receipt from it of Natural Gas Quantities, in the framework of the realization by DESFA of Balancing Actions (Gas Balancing Agreements). The Gas Balancing Agreements are entered following approval by the Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) of the Annual Gas Balancing Planning, either following a relevant competition conducted by DESFA, or according to the provision of paragraph 1, article 91 of the Law 4001/2011.
The link below depicts the Balancing Actions that the Operator conducted via the injection of Natural Gas quantities in NNGTS through the Entry Point ‘AGIA TRIADA’ on a daily basis, providing Balancing Services.