Reganosa entered today in the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG). The entrance was produced because of the certification of the company as the network manager gas transport in its category TSO. Reganosa´s candidacy was presented for a representation of the company on a general assembly on June 11th.
Established in 2009, ENTSOG gathers TSO operators from twenty one countries; with the Reganosa´s entrance from Spain, there are two members in the organization. The objectives of the entity can be summarized into three: promoting the development of the internal gas market in the European Union, guaranty the efficient management of the European network and provide technical developments. The association has been provided already with network codes, from a plan of development and operational tools.
Therefore the responsibilities that correspond to its TSO condition, and by vocation, Reganosa will be an active part of ENTSOG, betting to the European network development and, especially, for the Iberian net. Through this organization, the company will bring its experience and criteria for the right infrastructure development in the Northwest of the Peninsula and the Atlantic Euro region to achieve an Iberian gas market, without restrictions and with optimal security supply.
Reganosa was certified on march to operate as a network manager of the gas transport on its TSO category, which only had Enagas until now in Spain. This decision of the National Commission of Markets and the Competition, with the favorable opinion of the European Commission, empowers the Galician company to operate without limitation at the geographical framework.
In order to guarantee the freedom in the market, in application of a European directive, the gas carriers companies are classified into two types according to the operating assets. If it’s about the backbone, formed by basic ducts of national interests, the companies have to be certified as managers. The ones that deal with regional primary or secondary networks do not require it. The first ones are the TSO managers, and the second ones are called ISO separate network managers.
Reganosa has also entered in Gas Transmission Europe (GTE), an organization that gathers network transport operators inside Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), entity that integrates European transport infrastructure operators, storage and regasification, which was already part of the company.The objective is to coordinate business positions in front of the EU institutions.