The independent transmission operator ICGB has been granted a natural gas transmission permit, Report informs referring to the company.

A day before the start of commercial operation of the Greece-Bulgaria interconnector, the Bulgarian Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) adopted a decision to authorize the start of the activities for the transmission of natural gas by ICGB.

This final document certifies that the company has successfully fulfilled all the conditions under the license issued in November 2021 for the activity of natural gas transmission through the IGB gas pipeline.

With its decision, EWRC confirms that ICGB is practically resource-, technically- and financially ready to carry out the transmission of natural gas through the facility. The interconnector begins commercial operation on October 1, on the first day of the new heating season and the first day of the new gas year.

A change in the date of entry into commercial operation to October 1 was also approved.