According to the currently in place national regime, a Supply License issued under the provisions of the 1st Amendment of the Licenses Regulation (Government Gazette B’ 3430/17.08.2018, M.D. No. 178065/08.08.2018) is required for the supply of natural gas to final customers. All final customers have been rendered Eligible Customers as of January 1st 2018, i.e. they have the right to freely choose their Supplier.
If a party is interested in using the NNGS for the import and transmission of natural gas so as to meet its customers’ needs it must either be a User of the LNG Facility or of the Transmission System or of both and in turn it is required to sign an Agreement with the TSO (see below Framework Agreement). Suppliers, eligible customers and any person who can provide sufficient guarantees (of financial and technical nature) have the right to become Users, according to the Registry Regulation, and subsequently they register with the NNGS Users Registry.
In order for the Operator to provide its gasification and transmission services for the use of the LNG Facility and of the Transmission System, the User must accordingly book LNG Gasification Capacity and Transmission Capacity at entry and exit points of the Transmission System respectively. The following restriction must be followed by LNG Facility Users (provided they hold daily LNG reserve or Additional Storage Area) the gasification capacity of the LNG User must equal: i) at least the minimum gasification capacity of LNG quantities and ii) the total reserved capacity by the Transmission User (whom he services) at Entry Pοint Ag. Triada.
DEPA, taking into consideration the regulatory framework, provides its customers with the possibility of a natural gas supply agreement which does not include transmission services (unbundled supply contract).