As regards wholesale, PGNiG has secured long-term regasification and transmission capacities to cover import requirements of the Polish wholesale market. After the expiry of the Yamal contract at the end of 2022, gas will be imported based on a diversified portfolio of purchase contracts and in cooperation with the PGNiG Group companies active on the European wholesale and LNG markets and strengthening the Group’s position as a gas producer on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
To achieve strategic objectives and face challenges posed by the fast evolving situation on the gas market, PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny (PGNiG OD) is carrying out a number of operational activities and projects designed to maintain and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes critical to customer service.
PGNiG OD will carry on with projects improving the efficiency of sales and customer service, such as development of the CRM and Contact Center, remote customer service tools, product offering, for instance instalment sales of commodity products, continuation of the Stop Smog project, whose scope will include extended cooperation with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in 2022 to support households switching to gas heating systems (the company is planning to launch a pilot offering of heating equipment (gas-fired boilers, heat pumps) under its own and partnership sales models), expansion of the CNG and LNG infrastructure (CNG stations, LNG bunkering services, cryogenic tankers) and development of a new business line (solar photovoltaic systems).
Additionally, in 2022 PGNiG OD will be involved in all measures forming part of the anti-inflation shield and dedicated solutions to protect gas fuel customers. This will prompt the company to identify priorities for many other projects and operations or to reconsider the ongoing projects, such as those involving the development of critical ICT systems.
Notwithstanding temporary restrictions caused by the pandemic and the crisis related to energy market prices, PST will continue to develop its business especially in LNG trading, procurement of gas from the North Sea and Norwegian Sea area and gas trading in Central and Eastern European markets.
As for storage, with the commissioning of five chambers in Cluster B at the end of 2021, 10 storage chambers with a working capacity of 299.7 mcm are active at the Kosakowo CUGSF. GSP plans to expand its storage business, in particular storage of energy (in the form of hydrogen), hydrogen, biomethane, compressed air and liquid fuels, in order to broaden its customer base and secure new revenue streams. The offered services will include preparation, execution and supervision of underground energy and fuels storage projects and subsequent offering of the storage capacities. In 2022, GSP will continue working on hydrogen, biomethane, compressed air and LPG storage projects. Moreover, as part of non-regulated activities, a new service will be continued in 2022 relating to the operation of a gas drying system in Mikanowo.
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