The regulator in Germany – the Federal Grid Agency – has received an application from Nord Stream 2 AG for certification as an independent operator of the gas transmission system (TMS), an official representative of the department told.
“The Federal Grid Agency has received an application from Nord Stream 2 AG,” the representative said, adding that “the documents are now being checked.”
“It is not yet known how long it will take, whether and what documents will be requested,” the ministry added, pointing out that the Federal Network Agency, after providing all the documents for the application, “has four months to prepare a draft resolution.”
“As part of the certification process for which an application has been submitted, the separation requirements are checked by the Federal Network Agency. Then the draft decision should be submitted to the European Commission for comments,” the ministry said.
Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline, has applied for certification as an independent operator of the gas transmission system (TMS) at the request of the regulator in Germany, but does not change or soften its position on amendments to the EU Gas Directive, the company said earlier.